Target shooting has now been confirmed as a sport for the Victorian 2026 Commonwealth Games.
“Today’s announcement is something that our shooting community should come together and celebrate,” Shooting Australia chief executive officer Adam Sachs said.
“The process for inclusion of Phase 2 sports in the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games has been vastly different to previous Games.
“We are truly grateful for the significant contributions from and collaboration between shooting’s key stakeholders including our international federations, our national member organisations and their nominated representatives, and the wider shooting community.
“This unified approach has resulted in Shooting’s re-admission to the Commonwealth Games and we are excited that our athletes and our sport has been given the opportunity to contribute to the success of Victoria 2026.”
The Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (SSAA National) congratulates Shooting Australia and the ISSF on their initiative that pushed for the sport’s inclusion. Our Association was glad to lend a hand in the social campaign for the cause, reaching more than 95,000 people online and more than 210,000 people through the Australian Shooter.
With confirmation of shooting being a part of the Games, it will be up to us as the shooting community to support the sport, attend and watch the events and enjoy the hype of the competition.