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Total investment 2015-16: $2,460,000 (high performance: $1,960,000; high performance – para $295,000; participation $170,000; other $35,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 89% 

Shooting Australia’s high performance program is rated as on track, across both Olympic and Paralympic programs.

While overall performances at the 2015 benchmark events were slightly below target, results of future cycle athletes at these events exceeded expectations with a couple of young athletes emerging as 2016 Olympic Games prospects. Shooting Australia also won four Olympic and seven Paralympic quotas on the open market through world cup competition, a great result for shooting.

The establishment of a performance enhancement group and the implementation of a part-time performance support coordinator will help monitor key athletes in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond. Data gained from the AMS will assist the performance enhancement group manage and support key athletes, but athletes have been inconsistent in its use since it was launched in July. Shooting Australia is implementing strategies to increase athlete compliance.

Shooting Australia has formalised its athlete pathway framework following a consultative process in early 2015. This framework is due for rollout and implementation in 2016, with Shooting Australia to work with its member bodies to establish an ideal delivery and support model for all stages of the athlete pathway.

Some key challenges that remain in the sport include the decentralised nature of many of the athletes’ daily performance environments, however this is slowly improving. The strong reliance on the current head

coaches has led the organisation to review how it can better supplement this coach support within Australia and provide enhanced centralised training opportunities for all categorised athletes. Enhanced engagement with relevant SIS/SAS will help create a more robust and sustainable high performance program.

Governance

Shooting Australia is progressing with its governance reform and has been working to make the necessary changes in line with the MSGP. Of note this year was the appointment of independent directors and a complete policy review. Given the sport’s unique governance structure, a priority is to complete Shooting Australia’s own governance review and work with the member bodies to adopt the recommended changes.

2015 benchmark event // world championships (combined)

Medal target: 0-1

Actual: gold 0 silver 0 bronze 0 total 0

Non-medal target: N

2015 Paralympic benchmark event // IPC world Cup Brisbane

Medal target: 1-2

Actual: gold 0 silver 1 bronze 1 total 2

Performance target

2016 benchmark event // Olympic Games

Medal target: 1-2

2016 Paralympic benchmark event // Paralympic Games

Medal target: 1-2

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