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The Victorian Rifle Association governs the operation of rifle ranges and target shooting clubs throughout Victoria. The sport allows licensed shooter to use target rifles in competition at distances from 300 to 1000 yards. The disciplines of Target Rifle and F Class (using scopes) are both enjoyed by Members.
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Upcoming Prize Meetings
Victorian Prize Meeting Results
No 11 DRA Open Prize Meeting on the 13th January at Werribee
Port Campbell Open Prize Meeting on the 1st January 2018 at Port Campbell
Summer by the Sea - The Short Ranges on the 31st December at Warrnambool
Summer by the Sea - Jim Cue Memorial Marathon on the 30th December at Warrnambool
Summer by the Sea - The Long Ranges on the 29th December at Warrnambool
Summer by the Sea - South West Championship on the 28th December at Warrnambool
PORT Campbell Rifle Club – Current holders of five shields
PORT Campbell Rifle Club president Alan Blain knows just how difficult it is to win one shooting shield.
Remarkably, the small club of enthusiastic shooters have won all five of the shields on offer in the past 12 months, a feat that may have never been achieved before.
The five shields include the Corangamite shield which commenced in 1903, Warrnambool Citizen’s shield in 1907, and the Camperdown Rifle Club Challenge shield in 1925.
Mr Blain said that while the club was aware of the magnitude of their achievements over the past 12 months, it hadn’t been an easy process.
Mr Blain said that each competition was unique.
Mr Blain said the importance of the coach was not to be underestimated, as their role helped shooters complete the task at hand.
The club’s quest to retain the coveted Corangamite shield will be held on home turf this year, with that event scheduled to be held in March.
Meanwhile, the rifle club will return to shooting at the club range this weekend.
Anyone wanting to view the shields can do so via a display at Heytesbury District Historical Society.
Back Row: Russall Lenehan, Peter Doolan, Neil Gamble, Wes Eldridge
Shooters, Graham’s wife Arna, family and friends gathered at 500yds during the Warrnambool Marathon to send down a parting shot for Graham Dyson.
Geoff Youl & Geoff Grenfell spoke about Graham’s contribution to shooting and his role in securing and developing this new Warrnambool range.
At the end of the short service Graham’s Grandchildren launched a huge bunch of balloons. Warrnambool’s weather didn’t disappoint, and as is often the case the wind was blowing strongly and they soon disappeared from sight.
Graham represented Victoria and Australia in both Target Rifle & Match rifle. He was one of Australia’s best coaches. He fought a long, hard battle with cancer, but managed to continue as a Coach of the Victorian Veteran’s and Match rifle teams until quite recently.
Graham also served a number of terms as a VRA Councillor. In fact he had just come out of retirement and been re-elected to Council when he passed away.
He will be greatly missed.
Australian Target Rifle Magazine
Issue 132 January/February 2018
Victorian Queens Series - 2018
Syme 18th & 19th April
Queens 20th to 22nd April