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Gino Mourin, with his Bronze & Silver Medals

Mourin's Experience Keeps Medal Dreams Alive

The experience of shooter Gino Mourin kept the hopes of French Polynesia alive throughout the Shooting events at Tafaigata Range last week. Mourin had picked up a Silver in the Double Barrel event and a Gold in Single Barrel during SPG03 in Fiji and he was obviously a key man in this team.more
Three of Team Norfolk Shooting: Andrew Barnett, Basil Vercoe & Clinton Judd.

Norfolk Islanders Show Competitive Spirit

They may come from an island with one of the smaller populations in the Pacific but Norfolk Islanders showed that that counts for nothing in terms of a competitive spirit. They pulled off a Silver medal in the Points Score Team event just six points behind the Gold medalists New Caledonia and a healthy 16 points ahead of Bronze medal winners, French Polynesia. With a good mix of experience - Basil Vercoe, and youth - Clinton Judd who both shot steadily, the team was always in contention till the final scores were added.more
Sione Togiavalu, Isatose Talagi and San Juan Talagi

Trio from Niue Maintain Pressure

They may not have picked up a medal but Shooting's Team Niue showed sportsmanship admired by competitors worldwide. With no extra team member to fall back on, this team of three shooters kept up the pressure throughout the tournament on the more highly-fancied teams at Tafaigata Range. Their best results came from the shotgun of Sione Togiavalu who finished a creditable fourth in the Down the Line Points Score event on Wednesday.more
PFL Team Samoa Shooting

Creditable Performance from Samoan Shooters

The PFL Team Samoa Shooting put up a creditable performance against the more experienced overseas squads at the end of the three-day competition. From left back, Frankie Chan, Single Barrel Bronze medal winner Orlando Seumanutafa, Toddy Iosefa, Rob Maskell, Ray Pereira and Peter Rasch with Technical Official, Mike Tupuola.more
Theodore Tein Weiawe

His Scores Say It All

Letting his scores do the talking, the man of the South Pacific Games Shooting Tournament was undoubtedly Theodore Tein Weiawe. Focused yet relaxed, the solidly built New Caledonian who looks as though he could anchor a rugby scrum, had managed only an eighth equal placing in the Double Barrel event in Fiji's SPG03.more
Jerad Frost

The Young Gun

Shooting's youngest competitor, 15 year old Jerad Frost, was undaunted by his older and more experienced rivals in the South Pacific Shooting competition. Representing Fiji, Frost picked up a Silver medal in the Single Barrel Team event and a Bronze medal in the Double Barrel Team event.more
Glenn Kable and presenters

Glenn Kable wins Gold with Single Barrel

Gold medallist in Single Barrel Shotgun, Fiji's Glenn Kable, with medal presenters from left - Lisa and Rachel Va'ai and Audrey Carruthers. For further photos of medal winners, please visit our Photo Gallery.more
Bronze Winner, Orlando Seumanutafa

Bronze Medal for Orlando

Orlando Seumanutafa shot his way to a Bronze medal for Samoa in the Down the Line Single Barrel Shotgun competition on Tuesday, to the delight of the crowd.more
Isatose Junior Pope, Niue

Gutsy Shooting at Gusty Tafaigata

A shower of rain and some unpredictable gusts of wind did not deter shooters or the enthusiastic spectators on Monday, the first day of the SPG Shotgun competition at Tafaigata Range. "Some of my shots in the early part of the day were affected by the wind," said 2003 SPG Gold medalist Glenn Kable of Fiji. However this did not prevent Kable from lining up with his fellow shooters to take the Bronze medal for the Team Event later in the day.more
Vainu'u Tapusoa

Welcome to the SPG2007 Shooting Competition

With the start of the SPG2007 Shooting Competition only days away, the SPG Authority, Organising Committee and the Samoa Shooting Federation have come to the end of a project that will realise the dream of anyone involved with Shooting in Samoa - of finally having the facilities to stage an international shooting event.more
Galumalemana and Pauga confer

Tafaigata Range Receives Finishing Touches

The Samoa Shooting Federation members took time from their sports preparations for the Games to hold another working bee at the Tafaigata Range last weekend. Competition Manager for Shooting, Galumalemana Vainu'u Tapusoa said the finishing touches included erecting a fence and gate at the entrance to the Range and laying coral chips on the ground where athletes, officials and spectators' tents will be placed, to ensure they are dust and mud-free. Several members completed painting the shelters and storage buildings.more
Dominic the Entertainer

Refereeing Shooting: It's All About Safety

As one of Samoa's most talented performers at Aggie Grey's Hotel, Dominic Fonoti is about to show a more serious side in the South Pacific Games this month.
A dancer and choreographer, he has long been associated with sports, creating dances for Manu Samoa and Pacific Island teams at international venues and lighting up television screens with his costumes and cultural presentations. However an introduction to shooting by the late Thor Netzler back in 1988 when the club was in its heyday was the beginning of close to 20 years involvement as an athlete and now referee.more
Rob Maskell

Coaching Clinic for Team Samoa Shooting

Samoa's best shotgun shooter, Rob Maskell and the 2002 Commonwealth Games coach, Les Clarke have spent several days working with the Samoa Shooting Association members. The two men passed on their skills and experience in several theory and practice sessions conducted over the weekend.more
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