Australian Team

2018
Australian Team

MAN

NAME Chris Brown
NICKNAME Browny
HOME CLUB Geelong (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning the 2015 US Grand Prix in Minnesota prior to 2015 World FITASC Sporting Championships
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER My father, who introduced me to shooting
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG Slow is smooth/Smooth is fast
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Travelling, camping, hunting and motorbikes

NAME Cameron Kivinen
NICKNAME Cam
HOME CLUB Geelong (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning the 2015 Junior Oceania Championship title as a 15 year old
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER My dad; without him I wouldn’t be at the level I am at now
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG Monster by Skillet
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Fishing and catching up with mates

NAME Nicholas Guerra
NICKNAME Nick
HOME CLUB Geelong (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning the 2018 FITASC Oceania Championship
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER Mum and Dad for funding and taking me around as a junior
I SHOOT WITH A Blaser F3 Super Sport
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Hunting

NAME Jack Gibbs
HOME CLUB Geelong (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning the Junior World Cup in 2012 at the World FITASC Sporting Championships held at Northbrook Sports Club, Chicago IL
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER John Younger, as he has helped me learn lots over the years, especially as a junior
I SHOOT WITH A Browning B725 Sporter with custom Kevin Wright stock
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS I love hunting! Whether it’s rabbits, foxes, deer etc. I’m also into camping, fishing and the outdoors.

LADY

NAME Renae Birgan
NICKNAME Nae or Birgs
HOME CLUB Geelong (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning the 2017 ICTSF  Ladies World English Sporting Championships in England after shooting my most memorable final 50 targets
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER Sox Pilipasidis
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG “There is no force equal to that of a woman who believes in herself” – Lorna Jane Clarkson
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Cooking and hunting

NAME Felicity Richardson
NICKNAME Flick
HOME CLUB Mornington (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Shooting my first 25 straight
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER My super coach, Steven Paglia
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG If in doubt, wing it
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Snow sports

NAME Anna Hirchfield
HOME CLUB Traralgon (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning the 0015 US FITASC Grand Prix Super Sporting A1 Prelim
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER Too many to mention
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Fishing and yoga

SENIOR

NAME Chris Ball
NICKNAME Bally
HOME CLUB Central (SA)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning the Veterans title at the Australian Sporting Clay Nationals in Geraldton (2017)
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER Father
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG There is no such thing as a pair of targets if you don’t hit the first
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Fishing and caravanning

NAME John Leach
NICKNAME Delly
HOME CLUB Geelong (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Getting to wear the green jacket to Portugal
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER All my shooting mates
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Farming, fishing and beer

NAME Peter Hall
HOME CLUB Geelong (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Making the Open team for Australia in 2008
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER John Younger & Fred Botica
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG Any Andrea Bocelli song
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Outdoor cooking and being a patron at my local

VETERAN

NAME Eddie Magee
NICKNAME Bear
HOME CLUB Geelong (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Representing Australia at two previous World FITASC Sporting Championships
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER Brendan Graham
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Fishing , carpentry and travel

NAME John Torresan
NICKNAME Torro
HOME CLUB Rocky Gully (SA)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT (1) Being part of the first Australian Team to be sent to the FITASC World Championships in 1982 (2) Winning three Australian Sporting Clay Nationals titles (3) 2015 FITASC Beretta World Cup Super Veterans  winner (4) Representing Australia 18+ times and South Australia 30+ times
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG “Never give up”  or the line “Vincero” (I shall win) from Andrea Bocelli
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Fishing, hunting, camping and work

NAME Ross Christian
NICKNAME Rossco
HOME CLUB Mudgee (NSW)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Making the Australian Team the last two years running
MY FIRST SHOTGUN WAS A Winchester 101 and I loved it
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG Shoot where they’re going, not where they’ve been
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Woodworking and woodturning

JUNIOR

NAME Daniel Falco
NICKNAME Dan/DanTheMan/DannyBoy
HOME CLUB Rocky Gully (SA)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Making the Australia Team
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER My Dad
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG Keep trying until your idols become your rivals
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS AFL

NAME Bryce Paglia
NICKNAME Pags
HOME CLUB Mornington (VIC)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning four Junior Australian Grand Prix titles back to back
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER My super coach (dad)
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG One target at a time
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Fishing and soccer

NAME Mathew Wilesmith
HOME CLUB Bermagui (NSW)
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT Winning my first major event at the 2016 Sporting Nationals in Brisbane and representing Australia for the first time at the World FITASC Sporting Championship in Budapest
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR CAREER Definitely my father
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG When you’re about to quit remember why you started
HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SPORTING CLAYS Just the usual: fishing, dirt bikes and enjoying a cold beverage

TEAM MANAGER

NAME Ralph Ali
HOME CLUB Sydney (NSW)
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OR SONG “Non, je ne regrette rien (No, I don’t regret anything)” – Edith Piaf

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