Neville Sayers

Neville is one of only a handful of athletes to represent Australia in multiple disciplines at an Olympic Games – first in 1956 in Modern Pentathlon, and later in Rome in both Modern Pentathlon & Pistol Shooting. A multiple Australian champion & record holder, since retiring from international competition, Neville continued his involvement in the sport as a team official and coach representing Australia in various positions on numerous occasions.

INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATION
Member    Council of Administration of the International Modern Pentathlon & Biathlon Union (UIPMB) 1962-1984
Member    Technical Committee UIPMB 1962-1968
Member    Jury of Appeal (Modern Pentathlon)
                1964 Olympic Games (Tokyo)
                1968 Olympic Games (Mexico)
                1965 World Championships (Leipzig)
                1966 World Championships (Melbourne)
International Judge (Modern Pentathlon)
                1972 Olympic Games (Munich)
                1976 Olympic Games (Montreal)
                1974 World Championships (Moscow)   
                1976 World Championships (Mexico)
International Vice-President UIPMB 1980-1984

AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVE.
1956 - Melbourne, Olympic Games. Competitor: (Modern Pentathlon).
1958 - Moscow, World Shooting Championships. Competitor: (Pistol).
1960 - Rome, Olympic Games. Competitor: (Modern Pentathlon)
1960 - Rome, Olympic Games. Competitor: (Pistol Shooting))
1962 - Mexico City, World Pentathlon Championships. Team Manager.
1962 - Cairo, World Shooting Championships. Competitor: (Pistol).
1964 - Tokyo, Olympic Games. Sectional Manager: (Modern Pentathlon).
1965 - Leipzig, World Pentathlon Championships. Team Manager.
1966 - Weisbaden, World Shooting Championships. Team Manager.
1968 - Mexico City, Olympic Games. Sectional Manager (Pentathlon).
1969 - Bloemfontein, South African Games. Gold Medal Senior Triathlon               
1974 - Moscow, World Pentathlon Championships.    (Chef de Mission)
1975 - Mexico City. World Pentathlon Championships.(Chef de Mission)
1977 - San Antonio USA. World Pentathlon Championships.(Chef de M.)
1979 – Budapest. World Pentathlon Championships.  (Chef de M.)
1980 - Madrid, World Junior Pentathlon Championships. Team Coach.
1982 – Caracas (Venezuela) World Shooting Championships. Assist. Team Manager

AWARDS       
Gold Medal of Honour UIPMB Awarded 1976
Australian Sports Medal  Awarded 2000 
Certificate for Meritorious Service - Victorian Farmers Union 1976   

AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION.
1956 - Modern Pentathlon
1957 - Modern Pentathlon.
1958 - Pistol Shooting (Rapid Fire)
1960 - Modern Pentathlon
1962 - Modern Pentathlon
1975 - Modern Pentathlon Veteran Event.
1987 - Pistol Shooting, Masters Games,Hobart.Gold Medal. Pistol


AUSTRALIAN RECORD HOLDER
1962 - Centre Fire Pistol
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960 - Modern Pentathlon Pistol Shooting.


VICTORIAN REPRESENTATIVE (Competitor)
Modern Pentathlon Team: 1956 -1965 inclusive
Pistol Team: 1958 -1968 inclusive and 1979.
Fencing Team: 1956 -1961 inclusive and 1964 Playing Team Captain:1960,1961
Action Pistol Team-Acting Manager: 1989


VICTORIAN CHAMPION
1955 - Modern Pentathlon.
1956 - Modern Pentathlon.
1957 - Modern Pentathlon.
1960 - Pistol Shooting (Rapid Fire).
1960 - Modern Pentathlon.
1961 - Fencing (Epee).
1961 - Modern Pentathlon.


COACHING QUALIFICATIONS
Level 3 Coach (Pistol) National Accreditation Scheme. APSUA 1981-1995.
State Coaching Director - Victorian Pistol Association 1979-1982.
State Coach - Victorian Modern Pentathlon Association..1979
Coaching Course - U.S. Advanced Markmanship Training Centre, Ft.Benning
Security Industry Firearms Instructor Course. Washington D.C USA.1990
Security Industry Firearms Instructor (Victoria) 1989-90


EXECUTIVE POSITIONS. (Sport)
Honorary Life Member..Victorian Amateur Modern Pentathlon Association.
Honorary Life Member..Victorian Amateur Pistol Association
Honorary Life Member..Melbourne International Shooting Club.
Honorary Life Member..Lang Lang Pistol Club
Honorary Life Member..Firearms Traders Association (2007)
President..Amateur Modern Pentathlon Union of Australia.1975-1980
President..Victorian Amateur Pistol Association.1961-1965,1982.
President..Victorian Modern Pentathlon Association.1975-1981.
President..Lang Lang Small Bore Rifle Club.1966-1981.
Vice-President..Amateur Pistol Shooting Union of Aust.1962.
Vice-President..Melbourne International Shooting Club.1976-1987.
Hon. Secretary..Amateur Modern Pentathlon Union of Australia.1963-1975.
Hon. Secretary..Lang Lang Pistol Club.1958 -
Council Member..Victorian Small Bore Rifle Association 1968-1972.
Delegate..Australian Olympic Federation.1963-1981.
Delegate Victorian Amateur Pistol Association 1956-1988.
Delegate Victorian Olympic Council.1963-1988.
Executive Member Victorian Modern Pentathlon Association.1963-1981.
Firearm Safety Instructor Examiner.(Victoria)
Member Firearms Consultative Committee to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.1986-1988 and 2005-7
Chairman.. Firearms Safety Foundation Ltd. 1993 – 2006 Inc National Dealers & Traders Council
Chairman..Firearms Traders Association of Victoria. 1997-2007

DAIRY INDUSTRY POSITIONS. Past Positions
Chairman. Wholemilk Section,Victorian Farmers Union.1962-1976.
President. Lang Lang Branch Australian Primary Producers Union.
President. Lang Lang Branch Victorian Farmers Union .
Chairman. West Gippsland District Committee - A.P.P.U.
Vice President. Milk Producers Association of Australia and N.Z.
Vice-President. Milk Producers Association of Victoria.1975-1985.
Delegate. International Milk Promotion Group of the Australian National Dairy Committee.
Member. Advisory  Committee to the Ellinbank Dairy Research Station.
Member. Victorian Milk Board Milk Industry Committee.
Member. Victorian Milk Board Publicity Committee.
Representative of the Milk Industry on the Standards Association of Australia.

OTHER PAST POSITION..President Lang Lang Boy Scouts Group Committee.

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS (Past and present)
Rifle.    Dookie Agricultural College - Captain of College Rifles.
           Lang Lang Rifle Club.
           Lang Lang Small Bore Rifle Club.
Pistol.  Sporting Shooters Pistol Club.1955.
           Dandenong Pistol Club.1957
           Lang Lang Pistol Club.1958
           Practical Pistol League of Australia.
           Melbourne International Shooting Club.
Athletics. Coburg Harriers. 1955-1960.
Fencing.  Melbourne Fencing Club.1955-1956.
           V.R.I. Fencing Club.1956-1986.
           Hockey .  .Elsternwick Hockey Club.1945
Social.   Victorian and Amateur Sports Club .1956-1987.

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS
Member. Lang Lang Branch Liberal Party (Resign.1997)
Chairman. The Shooters Party (Vic.) 1995-2005
Vice-Chairman.The Australian Shooters Party.1997-2005
Senate Candidate. Federal Elections (Shooters Party) 1996,1998
Vic.House of Reps. Candidate. Gippsland West By-election...1997
Hon.Life Member. Shooters Party (Vic) 1998.

PERSONAL        Born 19/1/1927, Auburn, Victoria
Married  1950,  4 children.

  
OCCUPATION    Dairyfarmer: (1942..1982)
            Licenced Gun Dealer: (Since 1958)
            Licenced Guard Agent: (Since 1977)
            Security Firm:(Hawk Security Services)


EDUCATION   
Leaving Certificate – Christian Brothers College,St Kilda,Victoria
Music (Honours) Grade 11 Piano A.M.E.B      1941
Diploma of Agriculture (Honors) 1946
Dookie Agricultural College,Victoria
Agricultural Geology    Melbourne University  1946
                                   Botany 1 Melbourne University  1946
                                   Authorised Firearms Identifier  1998