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 and Conditioning

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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