Shooting Australia Performance Series Announcement
Articles | Monday, Dec 19, 2016
Shooting Australia is excited to announce the 2017 Shooting Australia Performance Series.
The Shooting Australia Performance Series will be a group of SA Endorsed Events run by member bodies associated States, Clubs and Venues that Shooting Australia will work with to produce premium events and assist with the promotion and development of shooting sport in Australia through increased media and sponsorship opportunities.
Inclusion in the Shooting Australia Performance Series indicates that an event meets Shooting Australia’s minimum standards regarding format, officiating, and recognition of outcomes. The high expectation for these events will give rise to greater opportunities for Australian officials and athletes, with selected events counting towards nomination and selection of Shooting Australia squads and teams, as well as certification requirements for officials and volunteers.
The Shooting Australia Performance Series will offer ALL athletes a unique opportunity to participate in a national series that will for the first time include ISSF, IPC and Full-Bore events and bring these disciplines together at the Shooting Australia Open Final Event. It is hoped that the concept will allow some of Australia’s leading shooting events, to take their offerings to the next level and it’s hoped that through the Shooting Australia Performance Series and Open Event, Australian shooting sport can be taken to new audiences.
Culminating the Shooting Australia Performance Series, the Shooting Australia Open will be the pinnacle event of the Australian sports shooting calendar. The media and community will be invited to attend what we envisage will be a celebration not only of the Shooting Australia Performance Series Champions but a festive celebration of the sport for ALL to attend.
This series is aimed at increasing the accessibility of participation in all shooting disciplines by giving all athletes the opportunity to collect points at the selected SA Endorsed events that make up the Shooting Australia Performance Series, with prize money and incentives on offer to those competitors who top their respective discipline’s leader board following the final double points event.
In its inaugural year, the Shooting Australia Performance Series champions will be determined by the total points received at 4 of the 5 series events listed in the attached document and the Shooting Australia Open, which will be delivered by Shooting Australia at the Brisbane International Shooting Centre (BISC), home of Shooting for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The alignment of the Shooting Australia Performance Series with the Shooting Australia Officials Development and Education Plan will see our top International officials and educators attending series events to ensure that they are being run to an International standard as well as providing development and educational opportunities for local officials.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the review of the SA Calendar and association events (including Australia Cups), your input has been invaluable and the introduction of the Shooting Australia Performance Series and Shooting Australia Open events in addition to the SA Rolling Calendar, updated SA Endorsed Event criteria and SA Officials Development Plan are all things that have been put in place to address a number of identified key areas.
More information regarding the Shooting Australia Performance Series, Shooting Australia Open and the Shooting Australia Officials Development Plan will be made available on the Shooting Australia website over the following weeks. In the meantime please feel free to contact me to ask questions and give feedback via email [email protected] or call +61 8 8177 1860.Kerry Waller