ACCURATE pistol shooter Emily Esposito is on target for one of her big sporting career ambitions — to make the Australian team and head for next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The Commonwealth Games will be held from July 23 to August 3 next year.
Esposito, 19-year-old Kemps Creek Pistol Club member, shot a personal best of 385 out of 400 in the 10 metre pistol competition last week at the Sydney International Shooting Centre at Kemps Creek.
Esposito defied top international competition at the Grand Prix meeting over two days.
"The score of 385 I shot puts me in the qualification zone of scoring for the 2014 Commonwealth Games," Esposito said.
The speech pathology university student said the team for Glasgow won't be named until next year.
"It will be selected next April," she said.
"The 10 metre air pistol event is the one I am concentrating on, and I think they select two women for this event in Glasgow.
"I also shoot in the 25 metre pistol event, but the 10 metre event is the one I am aiming at getting selected."
"Overall, I'm happy with the way I went."
Esposito is also in the Australian International Shooting Limited focus squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The sharp-shooter said being in the squad is a great opportunity to develop her skills.
But her immediate sights are fixed on several big competitions.
"I've got a fair few events coming up between now and next April," she said.
"The NSW titles are on at Wagga Wagga in a month then there are several other big events."
Esposito said she is proud to represent Kemps Creek Pistol Shooting Club.
She trains at the Sydney International Shooting Centre at Kemps Creek.
"The club has always been very supportive of me," she said.
"The facilities are very good at the centre."