Alex Hoberg has been a successful recipient of a Tier 3 Scholarship within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.
Alex ﬁrst visited the Wingﬁeld Riﬂe range with his father in 2104 initially with an interest in learning how to correctly use a ﬁrearm for a hunting application. This interest quickly escalated when Alex joined the Wingﬁeld Riﬂe Club Junior program and passionately took to target shooting.
At just 13 years of age, Alex went to his ﬁrst competition, the Junior National Championships at Sydney’s 2000 Olympic Shooting Centre in 2014.
Two years later, Alex watched the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where fellow Australians competed for the podium positions in the Air Riﬂe event. Alex states that “it was at this moment that I knew what I wanted to do, I want to train and become an Olympian.”
In 2017 Alex travelled overseas to represent Australia at the Junior World Championships where he placed 29th.
Alex went on and competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast where he placed 4th and the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina where he placed 5th. He also made an appearance at the Junior World Championships in Korea and Junior World Cup in Germany.
In 2019 Hoberg travelled abroad to represent Australia in the Junior World cup in Germany where he placed 12th and competed at his ﬁrst Senior World Cup in Beijing where he placed 64th.
In 2020 Alex was selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games, but due to the current climate surrounding COVID-19, the games have been postponed until 2021.
Alex speaks of his selection within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program: “To become a successful SAHOF Scholarship Recipient is something that cannot be taken away. Regardless of anything else that may be happening now or in the future, I will always be a part of the SAHOF family. The opportunity receive funding directly to help with my sports needs is an opportunity second to none as this will be able to help me go above and beyond what could have been possible without the scholarship, and for this I feel truly fortunate. I also feel fortunate enough to have been selected with the 15 other athletes who have all I’m sure worked extremely hard and for that I congratulate everyone else who was successful.”
Discipline: Air Rifle, 3 Position Rifle, Prone
First & Current Club: Wingﬁeld Riﬂe Club
Studying: Year 13
Aspirations After Sport: Become either an Engineer or work in the medical ﬁeld.
Rankings – as at Sep 2020
Snr International: 176
Snr National: 2
Jnr National: 1
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2020 (2021): Tokyo Olympic Games – 10m Air Riffle, 21st
- 2020 (2021): Tokyo Olympic Games – 10m Mixed Air Riffle, 19th
- 2018: Youth Olympic Games – 5th
- 2018: Commonwealth Games – 4th
- 2017: Junior world championships – 29th
- 2018: Junior World Championships, Korea – 63rd
- 2017: Commonwealth Games Test Event, Brisbane: 1st
- 2017: National Championships – 3rd (First National Champs)
- 2019: World Cup, Beijing – 64th
- 2019: Junior World Cup, Suhl – 12th