Carrie Quigley Appointed Shooting Australia Rifle National Talent Coach
Articles | Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
One of Shooting Australia's (SA) key strategic initiatives during the 2020 Olympic cycle is the establishment of National Talent Coaches in Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun
The primary focus of these role is to:
- Support SA's National Coaches through their planning and delivery of the daily training and competition performance environments for our A4G Squad athletes and National Teams; and
- Work collaboratively with Member Bodies to plan and deliver talent identification and development programs, activities and/or initiatives that will strengthen our high performance (HP) pathways for athletes and coaches.
As a result of extensive negotiations with the South Australian and Victorian Institutes of Sport, SA has secured the additional investment required to progress the recruitment of people to these important roles, and the first 'cab off the rank' has been the Rifle National Coach.
At the end of a selection process involving HP management personnel from SA and SASI and the TRA representative from SA's HP Committee, we are delighted to announce that Carrie Quigley has been appointed as the inaugural Rifle National Talent Coach.
Carrie represented Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and then following her retirement as an athlete, transitioned in to a coaching role within her sport. She is currently employed as Shooting Australia's National Pathways and Personal Excellence Coordinator and in her spare time, has worked closely with TRSA to establish a highly effective 'junior club' model that have already supported the development of young athletes who have graduated to Shooting Australia A4G Squad and Rifle National Program. Carrie will commence in her new role on 13 March 2017.