Earlier this month, Shooting Australia launched a social media campaign entitled ‘Shoot for the Games 2026’ as the next step in Shooting’s bid to be included in the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games.
The dates for the 2026 Commonwealth Games are 17-29 March 2026.
Shooting Australia has been working closely with its national member organisations, the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), World Shooting Para Sports (WSPS) and other national federations from across the Commonwealth to prepare Shooting’s proposal for inclusion in VIC 2026, which is due for submission in August.
In the meantime, Shooting Australia is calling on the target shooting community to get behind ‘Shoot for the Games 2026’ by sharing the key messaging across their social media platforms. Shooting Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Adam Sachs, said:
We are really keen to make sure that our target shooting community finds its collective voice and expresses its strong desire for Shooting’s inclusion in VIC 2026.
Our primary objective is to remind the Victorian Government, the Commonwealth Games Association and the wider public that the target shooting sports have a strong and important presence in the community especially across regional Victoria, and a critical role to play in the medal success of the Australian Team at a home Games in 2026.
The ISSF will submit Shooting’s proposal to the Commonwealth Games Federation by 19 August. An announcement regarding Phase 2 sports to be included is anticipated in October.
The WTSF will support the proposal via social media over the coming weeks.