VELLA Adam < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 12 Jun 1971 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.78 m
Weight 92 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Daughters Alessandra and Adriana
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach
Languages English
Higher education 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]
Handedness Right eye, right hand
International Debut
Year 1994
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Cup Shooting
Location Cyprus
General Interest
Hobbies 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)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (theroar.com.au, 07 Apr 2016)
Other information BUSINESS OWNER
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

SPORT FIRST
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)