Try Shooting Charity Day - Sunday 17 April

The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (NSW) Inc and the St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre are excited to be hosting a ‘Try Shooting Charity Day’ on Sunday 17 April 2016 to help raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia; one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. On average, seven women die from breast cancer every day in Australia and NBCF’s goal is zero deaths by breast cancer by 2030.

Bookings are open now, with men, women and juniors (aged 12 to 17) are all welcome. So gather your family and a group of friends to come along and try shooting in a safe, fun, friendly and fully supervised environment.

It’s a great chance to try something new whilst raising money for a great cause! Numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Cost: $80 Per Person – participants must be aged 12 years and above. Juniors aged 12 to 17 years must have their parent or legal guardian present.
100% of every ticket purchased will be donated to NBCF.

When: Sunday 17 April 2016 – 10am to 3pm

Venue: St Marys Indoor Shooting Centre – 30 Power Street, St Marys

What’ll you be shooting: .22 semi-automatic pistol; 9mm semi-automatic pistol and .22 CZ rifle. Air rifle shooting also available at the SSAA NSW Mobile Air Rifle Range.

Do you need a firearms licence: No – unlicensed participants will be under one on one supervision and be required to complete a declaration and waiver.

We’ll also have: BBQ lunch, drinks, Mobile Air Rifle Range, raffle tickets, lucky draw prize, ‘Top Shot’ competition and souvenir hats & showbags.

To book: Fill out a booking form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 02 8889 0425.

SSAA NSW partners with Devil Ark

SSAA NSW is proud to announce its sponsorship of Devil Ark, a not for profit charity organisation dedicated to ensuring the survival of the endangered Tasmanian Devil at risk of extinction due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).

The population of wild Tasmanian Devils has plummeted by more than 90% since 1996 when the first case of DFTD was discovered. In 2009, Devil Ark joined an innovative captive breeding program to save the Tasmanian Devil from becoming extinct.

SSAA NSW has continually promoted the importance of conservation, ethical hunting and the important role played by its members in protecting the environment as well as our native and endangered species.

Through its Hunting & Conservation Program, SSAA NSW provides hunter education, training and accreditation as well as various opportunities for members to participate in pest management and conservation activities including the SSAA Farmer Assist Program and the Supplementary Pest Control Program in collaboration with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The partnership with Devil Ark is an excellent example of SSAA NSW’s commitment to conservation and protection of Australia’s diverse environment, habitats and native wildlife.

SSAA Farmer Assist Program launched in NSW

SSAA NSW is proud and excited to announce the launch of the SSAA Farmer Assist Program in NSW. SSAA Farmer Assist has been developed to enable farmers with wildlife management issues to seek the assistance of SSAA members through a specially designed web portal.

SSAA NSW members can now register online for the Program after completing the necessary participant requirements that are outlined in the Complete Program Booklet.

There are three key criteria that all members must meet in order to register for the Program:

  • Hold a current and valid SSAA membership.
  • Meet the competency standard in marksmanship.
  • Read and agree to abide by the SSAA Farmer Assist Participant Requirements and Code of Practice as outlined in the Complete Program Booklet.

The rollout of the Program will be staggered to ensure that we build a substantial resource of qualified members that will be able to service demand prior to the promotion and release to farmers. Once fully activated, farmers will have the ability to post a job online and SSAA members may then apply to help with those jobs if suitable (at this stage SSAA NSW members may only apply for jobs within NSW).

It is important to note that it is at the farmer’s discretion to initiate contact with members and from there it is the responsibility of each party to form an ongoing working relationship together.

There are 7 easy steps to search for jobs on the jobs board. Once you apply all the filters in the ‘SSAA Members Search Area’ a list of current jobs will be displayed. It’s as easy as selecting each job, previewing the job particulars and applying for the job.

For more information visit the SSAA Farmer Assist webpage www.farmerassist.com.au.

2016 Junior Target Shooting Camp

More than 20 junior shooters from around NSW took part in the 2016 SSAA NSW Junior Target Shooting Camp held from Friday 15 to Monday 18 January at the Silverdale Rifle Range.

The juniors, who all held Minor’s Permits, had the opportunity to experience a variety of disciplines including Shotgun, Lever Action, Brenchrest, Silhouette and Cadet Rifle 3-Positional.

Special coaching clinics were run by shooters experienced in these disciplines. Juniors were able to learn first-hand the skills and tips for particular disciplines as well as test their new found skills against their friends.

The shotgun shooting clinic was particularly popular and exciting for the juniors. It was led by shotgun shooters Michael McNabb and Gemma Dunn who have represented Australia at international events. They shared their experiences and skills with the juniors who all seemed to enjoy the shotgun shooting.

On the final day of the camp, juniors formed three teams and came up with their own unique team names: Bunnings Tradies, Ridiculous 7 and Mountain Goat & Friends. They took part in a junior team challenge which involved testing their skills at benchrest, 3P, lever action and shotgun events, tallying their scores to determine the overall winning team.

All the juniors enjoyed the friendly rivalry and displayed great teamwork and sportsmanship. After a close competition, with some fantastic individual shooting, the Bunnings Tradies finished as the winners.

Alongside the practical side of the camp, there were information sessions on firearms and range safety, longarms mechanics and ballistics as well as the correct way to score and replace targets.

Every junior and volunteer left the camp with a smile on their face. Thank you to all the coaches, volunteers and supervisors who gave their time to make the camp a success. Thank you also to SSAA NSW Sydney Branch for making their Silverdale Range available and to NIOA for supplying the ammunition for the camp.

To see the full photo album of the camp, visit the SSAA NSW Facebook page.

Highest individual scores in the Team Challenge:

Benchrest – Zac Payne
3P Sitting Unsupported - Lauren Santos
Lever Action – Mason Williams
Shotgun – David Clarke

NSW Deputy Premier sets the record straight

SSAA NSW would like to congratulate NSW Deputy Premier and Police Minister Troy Grant on setting the record straight and highlighting that the issue is with illegal firearms and not law-abiding firearm owners who already comply with some of the strictest gun laws in the world.

Minister Grant and Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan discuss the National Firearms Agreement (NFA) review at a press conference following a Law, Crime and Community Safety Council meeting on Thursday, 5 November, and urged that attention should be on unlicensed and unregistered firearms.

Download SSAA NSW Standard Branch Constitution here

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