Photo caption: Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, left, with Armidale Rifle Club Member Andrew Cameron, celebrating the announcement of new female amenities, which will be constructed using a $7,535 State Government grant.
Friday, 30 June 2023
ARMIDALE Rifle Club has drawn a bead on constructing brand new female amenities at its range, after securing a $7,535 State Government grant, announced today by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Mr Marshall said the grant was secured under the Local Sports Grants Program and would improve the facilities for existing and new members alike.
“It was great to be back out at the Armidale Rifle Club to give them the good news, so it can better cater for a growing number of female members,” Mr Marshall said.
“The Wollomombi range has a long and interesting history and I commend the Club’s efforts to upgrade the facility to modern standards.”
Mr Marshall said the Armidale Rifle Club was originally based on a site on Long Swamp Road but for various reasons the range was closed in 1982.
“The Club began negotiations with the Wollomombi Station owner David Wright to use the old range, and many years later, it was reopened in 1987.
“The grant would be used towards building a new female amenities block, which is in desperate need, with the growing number of female club members.
“The club is small but active, hosting regular shooting competitions and is also used by The Armidale School Rifle Club and the New England Girls’ School Rifle Club.
“Well done to Club Captain Matt Foster and the Armidale Rifle Club team for securing the funds for much needed upgrades.
“It is important we continue to support our local sporting clubs – they are the lifeblood of our communities and the key to ensuring our community live a healthy and happy lifestyle.
“I look forward to visiting again when the amenities are complete.”