Labor Government Helps Victoria’s Shooting Sports Clubs Grow

28 January 2016

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s shooting sports clubs develop the facilities their members can be proud of.

Minister for Sport John Eren today announced the second round of the Labor Government’s Shooting Sports Facilities Program is open, giving grassroots clubs a chance to secure funding for the important projects they need to complete.

Clubs can apply for grants of up to $100,000 for projects including upgrades to ageing clubrooms, new facilities for the growing number of female participants and improved access for people living with a disability. Clubs will also be able to develop new rifle ranges, target systems and shooting platforms.

The Labor Government is working to help Victoria’s shooting sports clubs attract more members and grow.

The grants will mean clubs will be able to boost participation, better accommodate people of all abilities and provide real pathways from the grassroots to the Olympic Games.

Victoria has produced some of shooting’s great stars, including Russell Mark, Deserie Baynes and Adam Vella. Shooting sports clubs are a great place for locals to get together and enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation, and learn about the safe and responsible use of firearms.

For details or to apply online, visit Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

“We want our sports clubs to offer safe, modern facilities to the thousands of Victorians that use them every week.”

“Shooting clubs aren’t just a great place for people to gather, they’re where people learn about the safe and responsible use of firearms.”

“Victoria has produced some great shooters. This is our small role in identifying the next Russell Mark or Deserie Baynes.”

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