Sport and Recreation Gippsland South The Nationals

Sale sporting shooters to benefit from new clubroom

Sale Field and Game members will have a new clubhouse to gather and discuss the day’s event and hold meetings thanks to an injection of $100,000 from the State Government.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said that construction of the new clubhouse would begin after the pre-duck season clay target shoot in February.

“The Shooting Sports Facilities Program, introduced by The Nationals in Government, was designed to increase participation and build the sport,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Outdoor sports such as shooting are a vital part of regional communities and this grant will enable more locals to get involved in a sport that promotes safe and responsible firearm ownership.”

Mr O’Brien said sporting shooters contributed greatly to the local economy and this funding would help to attract more people to the region.

“Every weekend you’ll find sporting shooters travelling across the state to attend events, and when they visit our local communities they book accommodation, eat at local restaurants, buy food at local stores and purchase ammunition from local traders,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This funding will enable to club to build a $150,000 clubhouse that will make it more attractive for sporting shooters to bring along their families and children, as they will have a safe, modern facility to observe from.”

Mr O’Brien said the branch also held come and try days each Saturday afternoon before monthly shoots, and those interested in trying clay target shooting would be welcomed by members, with all necessary equipment supplied. More information is available here.

151016_-_Sale_Field_and_Game_3.jpgThe Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien at Sale Field and Game’s Longford range with fellow sporting shooters during a recent Sunday shoot. 

 

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