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Members Please Note

A new website page is being developed, dedicated to our Victorian Junior Shooters. The page will recognise the accomplishments, successes and aspirations of our Junior shooters.

So! - Clubs, Members and Parents, we need your support.

We would welcome photographs and/or news about our Junior shooters to make the new page a chronicle for our Junior "Rising Stars". Remember, our Juniors are the future of our sport - deserving of our encouragement and support.

Details and/or photographs of shooting families are welcome. Fathers and/or Mothers shooting with Sons and/or Daughters.

Please send your info and/or photographs to: secretary@vcta.com.au

Without your input a new page cannot be sustained.

Our Ladies do it Again!

Victorians Laetisha Scanlan (Berwick, VIC) and Catherine Skinner (Mansfield, VIC) have made history after winning gold and bronze in the women’s trap at the 2014 World Cup in Tucson, USA.

This follows on from the 2013 World Cup in Al Ain, UAE, where they became the first Australian women to win the gold and silver medals in the same event.

A wonderful achievement!

A Rising Star

Members of the Mornington CTC, Alex Weyermann and his daughter Bianca, are both accomplished clay target shooters.

Bianca, at 13 years of age, is already achieving competition success. Bianca came 2nd in the Junior Girls 2013 School Students Final and an indication of her ability to maintain concentration came at a recent DTL competition at the Melbourne Gun Club where she won the Ladies event with a final score of 140/150. Well done Bianca!

The VCTA acknowledges with thanks the Herald Sun's
permission to use the above photograph.

Victorian Shooters do well at
Trap Nationals

4th-13th April 2014

Click Here for results

NE Zone Coaching Clinic

The NE ZONE will be conducting a junior coaching clinic on Sat 31st of May at 9.00 at Echuca Clay Target Club.If any junior is interested in attending please book by emailing:

Steve Atkinsaztecdental@hotmail.com

Victorian Junior, Mitchell Iles excels at NZ Trap Championships

At the recent NZCTA DTL Championships, young Mitchell Iles finished with the following impressive results:

  • NZ Mini Championship - 1st Junior 24;
  • NZ Single Barrel Championship - HOA 50/50 and 1st Junior;
  • Kilwell Trophy Match - HOA 75;
  • NZ Point Score Championship - HOA 150 and
    1st Junior;
  • NZ Championships High Guns
    - 1st Junior 430

Well done Mitchell!

Please Note

The recently added link "Victorian Clubs:Calendar & Programs" takes you to a page showing:
  • The shooting calendar for 2014;
  • A list of all clubs;
  • Each Club's shooting program;
  • Club locations and contact details.

    Note that the page is large and may take some time to open.
    Broadband connection is recommended.


April 2014 Skeet Events.

Sunday 27 April at 11 am.
50 Tgt. VCTA N.E. Zone Skeet C/Ship. 1 & 2 AA,A,B,C
25 Pr. VCTA N.E. Zone Skeet Doubles C/Ship. 1 & 2 AA,A,B,C

Enquiries: Contact secretary - Kudri Demaj 0418431623

Club website: www.wangclaytarget.com.au

Members! Trying to find a Club Program
or State Shooting Calendar?

Every thing you need to know is published in the VCTA's Shooting Programs
Booklet available from your Club Secretary for $3.00

The VCTA Shooting Program Booklet contains a wealth of information including:

  • The President's report;
  • State Office Bearers and Council Members;
  • Zone Directories;
  • Major events and shooting calendar;
  • Victorian Club's Shooting Programs;
  • Goods and Services information.

Contact your Club Secretary for your copy

Dear Members,

The proposal to establish a State Clay Target Ground at Echuca incorporating the Echuca Clay Target Club and surrounding land has finally been agreed upon.

The land owner has agreed to sell 60 acres of his land. The land purchased will cover the fall-out area for 12 trap layouts and incorporate a car park of approximately five acres. This acquisition will totally secure the future of the site as our State Ground.

The $10.00 VCTA affiliation fee, paid by all adult members over the past few years, has placed our State in a sound position to finance this project, however with surveying of land, transfer fees, land tax, legal costs etc., plus the purchase of the land, we are looking at an approximate shortfall of some $100,000.

With contracts close to completion, we now need to find this finance. I am personally asking all Zones, Clubs and Members if they can assist with monetary donations toward this exciting project. With well over 2,000 full members in Victoria, if only 200 members donated $500 or 500 members donated $200, or even if 2000 members donated $50 we would have the amount required.

For anyone willing to assist please contact your Zone or State representatives.
Please give this your full consideration and support.

Malcolm Dyson VCTA State President

Members Please Note

Secure your Firearms!

When at a range, firearms not being used MUST be locked in your vehicle.

Police have been checking vehicles at clubs to see that shooters are not leaving guns in unlocked cars.

Random checks will continue to occur more frequently at Gun Clubs, so please be sure to lock your guns away when not in use, and store ammunition correctly.

Police will confiscate firearms that are not secured properly and there is a risk of losing your license as well as being charged.

Is your firearms licence about to expire?

Please check the expiry date as, ultimately, you are responsible for renewing your licence.  Sometimes notices for renewal are not sent. It is recommended that you renew a month before the expiry date so as to avoid going through the mundane tests etc.

If you have overlooked the expiry date you will receive a letter from the Licensing Services Division advising that you will have to dispose of your firearms.

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