Sydney will host the 2024 Junior World Championships for Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun disciplines after a successful submission to the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) by Shooting Australia. The decision to host the Championships at the Sydney International Shooting Centre (SISC) at Cecil Park was made by the ISSF executive committee and is another coup for Shooting Australia which has staged the World Shooting Para Sports Championships and Junior World Cup in the past two years.
Shooting Australia CEO Luke van Kempen said the ISSF’s award represents its continued confidence in Shooting Australia’s ability to stage world class events. “The ISSF executive’s decision is great news for the sport in Australia,” said Mr van Kempen.
“Australia continues to produce high-quality world class athletes across all disciplines and the 2024 Junior World Championships is further incentive for our young athletes as they come through the ranks and aspire to reach the top of their sport.
“SISC was purpose-built for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games and it’s appropriate the ISSF decision has been made as Australia celebrates the 20th anniversary of the ‘Best Games Ever’. I would like to pay tribute to the continued support Shooting Australia received from the Australian Olympic Committee, Sport Australia and the New South Wales Office of Sport in submitting the bid.”
Dates for the 2024 Junior World Championships have yet to be finalised but Shooting Australia is pushing for September.