Adam Vella confirmed as National High Performance Shotgun Coach
Media Releases | Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
Olympic and Commonwealth medallist and former World Number One Adam Vella was announced as the new National High Performance Shotgun Coach by Shooting Australia today.
“Adam’s appointment comes after a competitive recruitment process and at an important time for the sport of shooting,” commented Shooting Australia CEO Damien Marangon. “Our sport delivered one of the eight Olympic Gold Medals won by Australia at Rio, and we need the right people to ensure that our momentum continues.”
Marangon continued, “As an Olympic and Commonwealth Games Medallist and former World Number One in two of the three shotgun disciplines Adam comes with an impeccable sporting pedigree. But most importantly he comes as the right person to lead our shotgun team. We need someone who knows the sport from the grass roots to the podium, someone who also has the strength of character to ensure that the sport of shooting challenges itself and delivers on its commitment to being better than it is today. Adam Vella is the unanimous choice of our selection panel.
"Adam has first-hand experience of the modern media spotlight, and time and time again he has demonstrated himself to be a role model for our young athletes by his professionalism and dignity. We look forward to a very bright future for our sport, secure in the knowledge that our shotgun team is in the steadiest pair of hands we could possibly ask for.”