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Jack Wallace Wins Silver at World Championships

17 year old Jack Wallace won the Silver medal over night (10/9/14) in the Junior Men's Trap at the ISSF World Championships in Granada Spain.

Jack qualified for the finals in second place with a score of 121/125, he then shot 13/15 in the semi final which took him into the gold medal match.  Jack shot against an Irish Junior shooter and was beaten by two targets with a score of 11/15 in the gold medal match. A remarkable effort for one of our up and coming juniors.  Congratulations and well done Jack!!

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.

Click Here for more details (PDF file)

The following School Student's shoot results have been added
to the Results Page.

South East Zone;
North East Zone;
North West Zone;
South West Zone and Final

Click Here for report from Lilydale High


4th - 5th OCTOBER 2014

Click Here for Program (PDF file)


18th OCTOBER 2014

Click Here for Program (PDF file)


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

Click Here for Pre-noms Form
and Conditions of Entry (PDF file)

Please Note

The Bendigo Clay Target Club Has Advised the Following Change of Program for October 18th 2014

Event 1: 50 Target Double Barrel Championship
Nomination $23.00 Reduced $20.00

Event 2. 50 Target State Single Barrel Continental Championship
Nomination $23.00 Reduced $20.00
High Gun over Program

Euroa Clay Target Club  60th Anniversary Shoot
Sunday the 26th of october.

To be shot at Cosgrove Gun Club commencing at 11.00 a.m.

  • 20 tgt  points eye opener cash divide
  • 20 tgt  double barrel
  • 20 tgt handicap
  • 20 tgt single barrel 20 tgt points.

The highland shield to be shot over the
double barrel and handicap.

The 60th anniversary to be shot over
events 2, 3, 4 and 5.

1st and 2nd in each grade and overall.

Little River Game Ranch
Saturday 6th December
******A CAR & 10 GUNS******
Click Here for details (PDF file)

Members Please Note

A new website page (Junior News) has been added, 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 this new page cannot be sustained.

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.

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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