20 Questions: Catherine Skinner

Want to get to know our Olympic superstar Catherine Skinner a bit better? Our top shooters are so often only asked about their competitive pursuits, so for something completely different, I collared her for a few minutes to find out her likes and dislikes, how she likes to administer her […]


Breathe. Shoot. Repeat

By Becca Spinks This article is reproduced with permission from Issue 17 of Sure Shots magazine. © 2016 Sure Shots Magazine. Originally published June 2016, Issue 17. All rights reserved. sureshotsmag.com Breathe. That one word seems so simple and so obvious. Air comes in, CO2 goes out, and we remain upright […]


Women of Calibre: Rachael Ross

Sharp shot Rachael Ross talks to me about growing up Singapore, her aspirations for gold and out-shooting policemen in this edition of Women of Calibre! Which disciplines do you shoot? I shoot the 50m rifle 3 positions event, as well as the 10m Air Rifle event. There’s been some interesting […]


Women of Calibre: Jill Colebourn

For this issue of Women of Calibre, I spoke to ace biathlete Jill Colebourn at the 2016 Australian Biathlon Championships at Mount Hotham. Jill took out the gold in the open sprint race and came second in the individual distance race. How long have you been competing in biathlon? I […]


Women of Calibre: Natalie Smith

Which discipline/s do you shoot (recreationally and professionally)? I shoot the women’s air rifle standing (R2), the mixed air rifle prone (R3), the 0.22 50m mixed prone (R6), and the women’s 0.22 50m three position sport rifle (R8), in competition and I shoot 50m bench rest also recreationally. How long […]


Women of Calibre: Aislin Jones

Aislin Jones has certainly made an impression on the Australian shooting community in the past year. The Victorian teenager has excelled in state, national and international competition in Olympic skeet, and is now headed for the Rio for her first Olympic Games. I chat to her about her journey into […]


Women of Calibre: Zoe Keith

At the Victorian State Titles at Bendigo Pistol Club earlier this year, I caught up with teenage shooting sensation Zoe Keith (aka Miss Lead) about her shooting career so far. Zoe went on to win the Cowgirl category, and was also the overall Victorian women’s state champion in that event. How […]


Across the Ditch with Tiffany Piper

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a target shooter in another country? My new series of articles explores this question – starting close to home, with Action shooter Tiffany Piper from New Zealand, who is heading over to compete in the prestigious Bianchi Cup this month. Name: Tiffany Piper Location: Whangarei, […]


Women of Calibre: Cherie Blake

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Action shooter Cherie Blake about the Bianchi Cup, her military training and her family of ace shooters. You’ve been target shooting since you were 12 years old. What are some of your most memorable experiences in the shooting community? Back in the […]