OLYMPIC-CLASS SHOOTING AT MOREE WITH $10,120 STATE GRANT

OLYMPIC-CLASS SHOOTING AT MOREE WITH $10,120 STATE GRANT

Moree Gun Club President Stuart Boydell, left, Treasurer Terry Haynes fires targets for Adam Marshall during the MP’s visit to the club to announce $10,120 in funding

 

Tuesday, 22 June 2016

 

YOUNG trap shooters in the State’s North-West will soon be able to test themselves on Olympic-class targets following the announcement of $10,120 in State Government funding for Moree Gun Club.

 

Club treasurer Terry Haynes said the funds will be used to install a Canterbury Crusader Trap and steel trap house at the club.

 

The trap throws targets at the speed and trajectory of Olympic-class units, allowing the region’s young shotgun shooters to be trained to a much higher level than is now possible. The steel house improves safety.

 

“Hopefully this means that some day, we’ll have a young shooter from the North-West competing in the Olympics,” Mr Haynes said.

 

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall congratulated the Club on its successful application to the State’s Safe Shooting Program during a recent visit to the club’s range.

 

“It is a great pleasure to assist local clubs by providing the funds to increase the availability, standard and quality of sport facilities in the region,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“Clay target shooting is a very popular sport in our region and is increasingly becoming a sport for all members of the family.

 

“I’m delighted the club has secured these funds and I look forward to coming back to have a shot from the new trap.”

 

Gun clubs in the electorate shared $23,102 in Safe Shooting grants, which support safe, responsible use of firearms.

 

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