Hannah McKay gets her eye in at the practice range earlier this week. The junior took out the Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club monthly medal for the 50 metre target last month.
Hannah McKay gets her eye in at the practice range earlier this week. The junior took out the Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club monthly medal for the 50 metre target last month. Renee Pilcher

McKay a top shot on the range

ANYTHING the boys can do, Hannah McKay can do better.

The Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club young gun continues to turn heads after taking out a new competition last month.

McKay, 13, received a medal for achieving the tightest cluster of shots on a 50 metre target.

The shooter, last year’s junior club champion, was excited about her achievement.

“It feels great,” she said. “I’m very excited about it, especially because it was the first medal for this competition.”

McKay works hard at the sport, determined to stay ahead of her brother Isaac. Her latest win is sure to stoke the friendly sibling rivalry.

“I had a few nerves shooting but I relaxed and calmed myself down,” McKay said. “That’s the key.”

Meanwhile, the Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club is looking for members and McKay hopes she is setting a good example for girls wanting to take up the sport.

“It would be good if I could encourage a few girls to want to give it a go,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun.”

Anyone interested in having a go or joining the club can contact Bryan Cooper on 5483 1632.

Shooters must be 11 years or older.

Gympie Times


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