Top pistol shooter talent Alyssa Norris

Top shot: Gifted teenage pistol shooter Alyssa Norris got her licence at age 12 and hasn't looked back in her commitment to her favourite sport. Picture: Georgia Matts

Top shot: Gifted teenage pistol shooter Alyssa Norris got her licence at age 12 and hasn't looked back in her commitment to her favourite sport. Picture: Georgia Matts

ALYSSA NORRIS

As well as being very devoted and committed towards sport, I also like to be known as a good citizen because of my community work. - ALYSSA NORRIS

Sport: Pistol Shooting

Club/Association: Campbelltown Liverpool District Pistol Club

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?

As well as being very devoted and committed towards sport, I also like to be known as a good citizen because of my community work.

When did you start in pistol shooting and how did you get started?

My brother brought it into the family when I was 8 and I had to wait until I turned 12 so I could to get my pistol permit. As soon as I had my birthday I started I got my license and started.

Why did you apply for an IAS scholarship?

To get a good understanding of how I can be the best at my sport and to learn what can make me improve in strength, and knowledge to make me have a wider knowledge on sport.

Who’s your favourite professional athlete and why?

Roger Federer. He may not be a shooter but still is a very nice person, and is never a sore loser, and a good sport and I also play tennis.

What is your greatest achievement in your sport so far?

My greatest achievement is getting a first and third place in NSW state competition.   

If you weren’t playing this sport what would you be doing and why?

I would play tennis more than what I do now or learn to play hockey

What is your favourite subject at school?

My favourite is Visual Arts, and I can express myself through drawing and painting

What are you plans after school?

To have a good life in total and be happy as long with hopefully go to the Olympics and represent Australia in the green and gold.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

Where I live now because I live next to a beach where I happily patrol and I live in such a nice community. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else and the most important thing is I live near my family.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I do a lot of volunteer work that I enjoy such as helping every Tuesday at Kidz Wish, plus I drive the rescue boat at Sailability.

I started an animal’s ambassadors at school and I'm a patrolling life guard at Windang Beach which I also enjoy doing and helping my community.     

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