ABOUT US

WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE SHOOTING ASSOCIATION OF FIJI

 

FOUNDED IN 2000

AFFILIATE OF:

  • FIJI ASSOCIATION SPORTS AND NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (FASANOC)
  • FIJI SPORTS COUNCIL (FSC)
  • INTERNATIONAL SPORT SHOOTING FEDERATION (ISSF)
  • INTERNATIONAL PRACTICAL SHOOTING CONFEDERATION (IPSC)

HISTORY

The seeds of Shooting Association of Fiji were sowed in 2000 following a meeting between Team Olympic Trap World Champion Glenn Kable, Colin Sibary and Robyn Mitchell of FASANOC. Up until then, there had been numerous attempts to set up the association to no avail, until a meeting was held with Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama who was supportive of the endeavour and excited with the prospect of Fiji winning its first ever Olympic medal with Glenn Kable at the helm. This support culminated in the unrestricted use of the army rifle range at Vatuwaqa. In 2001, shooting was represented at the South Pacific Mini Games in Norfolk Island, with Colin Sibary and a number of armed forces personnel. In 2003, with Suva hosting the 2003 South Pacific Games, and to encourage shooting to develop and to make it involved in 2003; Norfolk Island donated the Association a clay target throwing machine. Sponsorship deal was also secured with the distributor of Matterelli throwing machines in Australia enabling the acquisition of a state of the art machine on an interest free arrangement which when installed alongside the donated machine from Norfolk enabled down the line (DTL) and ball trap disciplines. The ball trap is very similar to the Olympic Trap Discipline. The grounds were finally completed approximately 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the 2003 SPG, where 3 medal events were hosted - double barrel, single barrel and ball trap. There were 6 teams in attendance, Norfolk Island, Tahiti and New Caledonia, Samoa and Niue. Glenn Kable managed to win Gold medals in the double barrel and the ball trap and Silver in the single barrel. With the establishment of the club and the good results from SPG it was not long before membership soared and the Association found itself with over 100 members, numbers which are retained today, despite some dropping out and new members enrolling. The Association has continued to encourage participation across all shooting disciplines and to obtain international experience in clay target shooting sports with Glenn Kable managing to win a World Cup for Fiji in Korea in 2001, Silver in Italy in 2001 and a Bronze in Perth in 2003. Glenn also won a NZ national Single Barrel title in 2007 as well as many regional and club titles abroad. In 2007 at the Samoa SPG the association won its first team medals and Glenn again won Gold in the Individual single barrel event, with Silver in the point score and the team single barrel and Bronze in the double barrel and the team double barrel. In 2011 Glenn won the Oceanic ISSF crown and an Olympic quota position. 2011 was the breakout year for the Association; the first time that it won team Gold, and did it in all three events, while Glenn won three individual Gold and Jared Frost an individual Bronze in the single barrel. Christian Stephen a Silver in the point score with the association completely dominating the shooting events in New Caledonia.

 

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