Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club junior Hannah McKay takes aim during a practice session at the club’s range. McKay is one Gympie’s leading juniors and a clinic organised by the club hopes to open the sport to younger participants.
Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club junior Hannah McKay takes aim during a practice session at the club’s range. McKay is one Gympie’s leading juniors and a clinic organised by the club hopes to open the sport to younger participants. Renee Pilcher

Rifle Club to host junior clinic

GYMPIE Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club juniors have been setting the range alight this year, firing off scores leaving their adult counterparts in awe.

To foster the junior talent rising through the ranks, the club wants to invite more juniors to be involved in the highly competitive sport.

Club spokesperson Bryan Cooper said a junior coaching day would be held for the first time on Saturday, July 31.

“The clinic is for juniors and adults, but we are targeting anyone who hasn’t tried the sport before to give it a go,” he said.

The clinic will start at 9.30am and will run “for as long as it needs to.”

Cooper said it was important new shooters were given the individual attention to get the most out of their first experience on the range.

“We will have members on hand to help and we won’t finish until the job is done properly,” he said.

To make things easy for those tackling the sport for the very first time, a silhouette shoot over 20 metres will be staged.

The clinic will focus on the basic principles of the sport, including how to fire and properly sight a rifle.

Should the day be a success, the club plans on hosting more on an ongoing basis.

The Gympie Smallbore Rifle and Silhouette Club is located on Banks Pocket Road.

For further information, contact Bryan Cooper on 5483 1632.

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