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Jan 29th, 30th, 31st and Feb 1st 2015

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The ISSF State Championships will be held at the Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club on the 9th May 2015.

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Mitchell Iles wins Junior Commonwealth ISSF
Trap Championship

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Junior Aislin Jones has success at her first ISSF Skeet Nationals
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Penny Smith and Emma Cox awarded the 2015
VIS Future Talent Scholarship.


The Future Talent Scholarship gives Penny and Emma access to the VIS facilities including VIS Gym, Dieticians, and Sports Psychology. These are just a few of the benefits now available to assist them to become our next generation of elite clay target shooters.

Congratulations to Penny and Emma for earning this award.

Well done Ladies!


Frankston Australian Clay Target Club introduces incentive schemes for Junior Shooters.

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See the "News"page for a report on the FACTC Xmas shoot.


Expressions of interest are being sort from anyone who is interested in obtaining their ACTA Referees' accreditation.

Those interested are asked to contact one of the following to register your name and contact details. As yet there has been no date or venue decided.We are looking at North East Zone and the North West Zone and, depending on numbers, more than one course may be run. It is not restricted to any Zone so all are encouraged to register if interested.

Please register your interest with one of the following. Don't forget your contact details so we can get back to you.

Glenn Woodhatch 0429401122
Ray Peatling 0429 434547
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A World Class Champion retires from the World stage!

Russell Mark has decided it is time to retire from the international stage of shooting and will have attended his final world championship in Spain. Russell commenced his remarkable shooting career at Sebastopol Gun Club in 1977, and competed at the international level for the first time in 1985.

Russell won a gold medal in Double Trap at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and he won a silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. He twice won the World Championship and was twice runner up. In 1991 he became the first Australian to win a Gold Medal at a World Cup. He was the first competitor on earth to win a gold medal at all four of the ISSF’s major competitions.

In 2007 the ISSF named Russell Mark as one of their four greatest shotgun shooters of all time joining Kim Rhode, Susan Nattrass and Luciano Giovanetti.

In 1997 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to sport and in 2009 the Australian Clay Target Association inducted him into their Hall of Fame.

Russell will be missed by many shooters around the World, but no doubt will keep in touch with the friends he has made during the decades he has been shooting.

Hopefully Russell will be around the shooting sport for sometime to come with coaching juniors, as he has mentioned in some of his statements of late, and also shooting competition at the local clubs.

The VCTA wishes Russell Mark OAM, the very best in the future
in whatever he takes on.

The WestVic Academy of Sport (WVAS) Individual Membership Program

The WestVic Academy of Sport (WVAS) Individual Membership Program is available to athletes from Western Victoria; and aims to provide, to these athletes, services that focus on providing what is not already in place for athletes. The program will give them a better opportunity to develop and progress - working with athletes and their supporters to deliver these specialist services to help them succeed. Such services include: sport science such as physical screening, fitness testing and technique analysis; strength and conditioning programming; nutrition consultations, psychology workshops and other personal development opportunities.

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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

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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