Further Personal Information
||Daughters Alessandra and Adriana
||Melbourne, VIC, AUS
||Athlete, Business Owner, Coach
||Trade - Plumber - Casey TAFE College: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began shooting at age 13 at the Frankston Gun Club in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
|Why this sport?
||He first took up the sport under the guidance of his father Joe, who was also a shooter. An elbow injury he sustained playing basketball at age 16 forced Vella to concentrate on target shooting.
|Name of coach
||Valeriy Timokhin [national]
||Right eye, right hand
||World Cup Shooting
||Fishing, camping, spending time with family. (vis.org.au, 28 Jul 2014)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning gold in trap at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (rio2016.olympics.com.au, 10 Sep 2015)
|Most influential person in career
||His family and friends (ausshooting.org, 17 Apr 2012)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"If you never have a dream, you never make a dream come true." (vis.org.au, 28 Jul 2014)
||To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (theroar.com.au, 07 Apr 2016)
In 2007 he set up a clay shooting facility for beginners, groups and corporate events called Oz Shooting. The business is based in Melbourne, VIC, Australia. (factc.com.au, 2016; rio2016.olympics.com.au, 10 Sep 2015; ozshooting.com.au, 15 Feb 2015
In 2003 he became the first shooter to be ranked world number one in trap and double trap at the same time. (maribyrnongweekly.com.au, 04 Jul 2012)