Scottish Target Shooters Arrive in Gold Coast

Good luck to the Scottish Shooting team as they arrive in the Gold Coast ahead of the Commonwealth Games.  The Games take place 4-15 April, at the Gold Coast in Australia.  More than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories will be taking part.

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This is the largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.   Beach Volleyball, Para Triathlon and Women’s Rugby Sevens will make their Commonwealth Games debuts and for the first time at a Commonwealth Games, an equal number of men’s and women’s medal events will be contested.   All shooting disciplines will be accommodated at the Belmont Shooting Centre, Belmont, Brisbane. The premier Queensland shooting venue, which hosted the 1982 Commonwealth Games, and has been upgraded and refurbished for the Gold Coast Games.

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Australia is one of only six nations (Scotland, Canada, England, New Zealand and Wales the other five) to have been represented at every Commonwealth Games since their inception in 1930. Teams and supporters at Gold Coast 2018 will be welcomed by 15,000 dedicated volunteers, and a community intent on delivering a great and memorable Commonwealth Games.

Scotland is aiming to have its best ever overseas Games in Gold Coast 2018, bettering those last held in Australia in 2006 where the team won 29 medals

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The event starts with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, 4 April, with the Shooting Programme starting on Sunday, 8 April.  The first day will see the Women’s Air Pistol, Men and Women’s Skeet and the Air Rifle competitions taking place.  The full schedule can be found here:

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The Scottish Shooting team comprises of 13 athletes and 3 support staff/coaches:

  • Aedan Evans - Pistol
  • Calum Fraser - Shotgun (Double Trap)
  • David McMath - Shotgun (Double Trap)
  • Ian Shaw - Fullbore
  • Neil Stirton - Rifle
  • Lenny Thomson - Rifle
  • Sandy Walker - Fullbore
  • Caroline Brownlie - Pistol
  • Jess Liddon - Pistol
  • Jen McIntosh - Rifle
  • Seonaid McIntosh - Rifle
  • Sharon Niven - Shotgun (Trap)
  • Linda Pearson - Shotgun (Double Trap)
  • Donald McIntosh - Team Manager, Rifle & Pistol Support
  • Marco Micheli - Shotgun Coach
  • Lindsay Peden - Fullbore Coach
 #TeamScotland pictured with  Minister  for Public Health and   Sport   Aileen Campbell

#TeamScotland pictured with Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell