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SSAA Tin Can Bay Junior Shooting Day - Elsie and Lachlan

SSAA Tin Can Bay Junior Shooting Day – Elsie and Lachlan

The SSAA Tin Can Bay Branch was proud to host a Junior Shooting Day, in conjunction with the Cooloola Coast Youth Activity Project last month, with 12 participants treated to a free afternoon of air rifle training.

The day began with an introduction to the MacRae Range and a thorough safety briefing before moving into Range 1.

The purpose-built building gave each participant a chance to test their aiming skills in their own space. SSAA members were on hand to explain the correct use of the equipment and how to achieve a higher scoring result.

The standard targets produced some fantastic results from the novice shooters and the Blowie Busters had flies turn into walks.

Young Indigo Banko outdid the others with a total score of 79 and won the highest score prize of a handcrafted ammunition key ring. A tasty BBQ was provided, which was finger licking good!

The day kept on giving, and the two-hour session ended up lasting five hours for those who stayed. The novelty shoots had teams working together busting balloons and remaining participants were also able to try rim fire.

The SSAA Tin Can Bay Branch team created a variety of shooting examples which inspired several youth to look into attending club competition nights.

Indigo Banko exclaimed that it was, “fun and challenging”, while Hannah Wagstaff was, “nervous to start with, however felt brave and exhilarated afterwards and can’t wait to come back”. Teah Mallo was, “happy to have been given the chance to try something different”.

There are several competitions held every month at the SSAA Tin Can Bay Branch MacRae Range. These are open to members of the public who wish to try sports shooting with club equipment available for use, fees may apply.

Call Lois on 5486 2559 or Brett on 0467 332 303 for more information.