Bunbury Rifle Club calling on new members for 2018

The Bunbury Rifle Club is calling upon a range of community members to give the sport a go. 

The club – located in Coolilup – primarily teaches target rifle and F-Class shooting to new members. 

The group also offers field and service shooting courses. 

Coach and participant George Wittorff said the club was open to those interested. 

“Make yourself known and we’ll introduce you to the safety issues and supervise your shooting,” he said.

“If you enjoy it and come back then we’ll take you a step further.”

Wittorff said shooting was an enjoyable, skill-based activity fit for a wide variety of people. 

“It’s akin to sailing, golf or any sport where the elements play a part,” he said. 

“It’s a sport that you can compete in on equal footing – if you’re male or female, 75 or 15.

“It’s egalitarian. When you’re on the rifle range it doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from.” 

The group regularly participates in interclub tournaments in the South West. 

Celebrating his 50th year in the sport, Wittorff has captained state target rifle shooting teams in competitions around Australia. 

He has also led national teams during international competitions in England, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. 

Wittorff will captain the WA Veterans’ team in the National Championships in May before leading the Australian Veterans’ team in next year’s World Championships in New Zealand. 

Visit wara.asn.au/clubs/South-West-Districts-Rifle-Association/Bunbury-Rifle-Club for more. 

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