Clay Target Shooting

Clay Target Shooting Program

2023 CTS Program

Gippsland Sports Academy will again run its Junior Development Program in 2023 with Andrew Brady as Head Coach.  This year we will also have guest coaches assisting with the program.  The program will have Trap, Skeet & Sporting disciplines.

Students offered a place in the squad will get the opportunity to attend 4 coaching days in 2023 along with our Sport science program which covers Strength & Conditioning, Sport Psychology & Nutrition.   We are also looking to host an Inter Academy Challenge with South West & Bendigo Academies of Sport.

This program is a sub-elite level coaching program. It is intended to prepare students for events of a calibre to achieve results capable of national program selection. (eg ACTA Academy) As such there is a reasonable expectation that students (with parental assistance) will seek out and compete in events in their discipline at significant club events, interschool competition, some state carnivals (VIC/SA/NSW/TAS) and National Championships.

Support Staff

  • Andrew Brady
  • Sam Fenton / Trent Morrow (Strength and Conditioning)
  • Christopher Shen (Psychology)
  • Lauren Nicholls – Hex Health (Nutrition)

Advisory Panel

  • Jim Vivian
  • Anita Pistrin
  • Andrew Brady

 Training Sessions:

  • Sunday 25th June – 9am – 3pm – Korumburra
  • Saturday 19th August – 10am to 4pm – Bairnsdale Field & Game Association
  • Sunday 22nd October, 11am – 3pm  –  Melbourne Gun Club, located at 192 Victoria Rd, Yering

Victorian Sports Academies Training & Competition day:

  • Saturday 16th December, 11am to 3pm  – Werribee Clay Target Club located at 1225 Ballan Rd, Quandong (Near Werribee)

All 3 academies will train together in the morning on all clay target disciplines and in the afternoon there will be an inter academy DTL competition between the 3 academies.

Further details will be provided as it gets closer.  (Gippsland Sports Academy, Bendigo Sports Academy, South West Sports Academy)




ACE Day – 9th April 2024

Strength & Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning dates for 2023:

Zoom sessions to be held on 1st Thursday of every month – 5.30pm – 6.30pm, future dates are as follows:

2nd Feb 6th Jul
2nd Mar 3rd Aug
6th Apr 7th Sept
4th May 5th Oct
1st Jun 2nd Nov

Face to Face sessions are the 3rd Tuesday of the month, future dates are as follows, please see below for Venues and times:

21st Feb 18th Jul
21st Mar 15th Aug
April – Ace Day 12th Sept
16th May 17th Oct
20th Jun 21st Nov

S & C Locations: 

Bairnsdale – Bairnsdale Aquatic Centre – 6.45pm – 7.45pm 

Leongatha – Chairo Christian School – 101 Horn St Leongatha (in the Gym) – 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Newborough – GSA Office,  TAFE Gippsland, Yallourn North Campus, Newborough  – Building 10 – 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Sale – Sale College, Guthridge Campus, 279-295 Guthridge Parade, Indoor Basketball courts – 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Warragul – St Pauls Anglican Grammar School – 150 Bowen Street Warragul (Senior School Gym) –5.30pm – 6.30pm

Congratulations to 2023 Athletes

Aiden Bartlett Luke Mainella Kira Waldron
Jack Bateson Alicia McGrath Steph Walker
Spencer Clarke Jobe Paliew Logan White
Hunter Crane Kate Perry Ollie Witt
Andy Daly Isaac Robinson Ollie Zielezna
Sam Ditchburn Gemma Scionti Zaeln Lynch
Lucas Furlan Sienna Smith