Shooter Matt Schiller targets the Tokyo Olympics after Hall of Fame honour

Young clay target shooter Matt Schiller is setting out to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after recently being inducted as the youngest ever shooter in the NSW Clay Target Association Hall of Fame.

Schiller, who is about 15 years younger than any other inductee, has again qualified to represent NSW at next year’s National Championships, however, he has his sights set beyond that, with hopes of representing Australia at the next summer Olympics.

Schiller said it’s his next goal.

“I have been shooting for over ten years, I started back in August of 2008. It’s definitely an ambition of mine, shooting is definitely my sport.

“The Olympics is a completely different discipline to the World Championships, but it’s probably the next goal I’d like to set for myself.”

Recently, Schiller defeated fellow inductee into the Hall of Fame Matt Patmore, from Yass, to take out the Team High Gun Title as part of qualifying for the state team for next year’s National Championships.

Schiller said selections begin next year for clay target shooters aiming to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.