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CLAY TARGET SHOOTING

​The South West Academy of Sport (SWAS) Clay Target Shooting program is proudly supported by the Victorian Clay Target Association (VCTA) and the Victorian Institute of Sport.  The program aims to bring together the most talented junior players in the South West region and develop them for selection into State or National squads.

Program Structure

The Clay Target Shooting program is structured to deliver 7 training sessions over the program. These sessions are scheduled to compliment an athlete’s club activities as well as avoid Regional and State Teams events.  The program also aims to include guest coaches to provide additional insights to the training environment.

Duration

The Clay Target Shooting squad program will run from August until March 

Head Coach

Gary Hayden - Victorian Clay Target Association state coaching coordinator and 2019 Hall of Fame inductee

Inclusions

-  Clay Targets at each shoot

-  Inter Academy with Gippsland and Bendigo Academies

-  At home or in gym training program  (please note SWAS does not provide a trainer or gym access)

-  Online Member portal with access to education and training resources

-  SWAS Training Tee

Exclusions

-  5-6x cartridges per shoot payable directly to the coach/club or privately sourced

-  SWAS Shooting Jacket (approx. $240 inc GST)

-  SWAS merchandise (hoodies, caps, etc)

Indicative Associated Costs

SWAS Fees

-  $200+GST

Selection Criteria

The SWAS Clay Target Shooting program caters for athletes in the U18 age groups. The program can service up to 12 athletes with final numbers dependent upon competency against the selection criteria. 

Athletes must;

  1. Be an existing member of an affiliated ACTA club in the South West, or the Victorian Clay Target Association directly.

  2. Have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

  3. Have reached a satisfactory standard of based on current ranking and/or performance at local tournaments and regional events.

  4. Show a willingness to learn and be able to demonstrate competency with due regard to firearm safety.

  5. Have a parent present at all sessions.

Please note that SWAS  is finalising the program for 2024.  As such, some alterations to the program may still occur.

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ELITE SWAS SHOOTERS

PENNY SMITH
AUSTRALIA
2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS
CORANGAMITE SHIRE
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2023 CLAY TARGET SHOOTING ATHLETES

LINCOLN BROWN

BRADEN VEALE

JAKE ELLIOTT

HARRY BROWN
2023 National DTL State Team Event Champion

HARRISON GLENNEN

LACHLAN PRINGLE

LACHLAN VEALE

JETT FLEMING

EBONY MASON

TOM CLARK
2023 National Junior Double Barrel Champion

PROGRAM PARTNERS, SPONSORS & SERVICE PROVIDERS

Working together to support SWAS Athletes

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VICTORIAN CLAY TARGET ASSOCIATION

Program Partner (Funding)

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INSIDE THE MINDS OF ELITE SHOOTERS

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ATHLETE APPLICATION FORMS
SWAS Application Form 2024
- Please note applications are currently closed

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Shooting Australia
Victoria Clay Target Association

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