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SSAA NSW Port Macquarie Branch

The SSAA NSW air rifle range kicked off on a promising note as Friday welcomed around 80 enthusiastic try shooters. The weather was on our side, offering a perfect blend of sunshine and warmth, setting the tone for an exciting event.

Saturday proved to be a resounding success, with an impressive turnout of approximately 200 shooters. The day saw a mix of participants, ranging from those keen on marking their attendance to numerous juniors, even whole families. It was great to see mothers and their kids competing against each other. The atmosphere was vibrant, as the camaraderie among participants was palpable. The bright sun continued to
grace us with its presence, adding to the overall enjoyment.

However, Sunday presented a stark contrast as the heavens opened, drenching us in a heavy downpour.
Despite the inclement weather, the spirit remained undeterred, and we were pleased to see around 40 dedicated shooters brave the rain. Their unwavering commitment was truly admirable and showcased the
extent of their passion for the sport.

Looking back, the success of the air rifle range was not solely attributed to the weather or the number of
participants. It was the collective effort of many individuals that made it a remarkable occasion. A special
shoutout goes to our members, whose tireless support was invaluable in ensuring the smooth execution of
the event. Their dedication behind the scenes was instrumental in creating an enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Furthermore, the indispensable assistance provided by SSAA NSW, the organisers, was integral to the
event’s triumph. Their meticulous planning, coordination, and dedication to ensuring every detail was in
place contributed significantly to the overall success. A heartfelt thank you is also extended to Tracey,
Stephen, and Harvey, whose invaluable contributions were pivotal in making the event a reality. Their
commitment and teamwork did not go unnoticed, and we are deeply grateful for your unwavering support.

In conclusion, the weekend at the air rifle range was an absolute delight, leaving participants and organisers alike with unforgettable memories. The impressive turnout, the unyielding enthusiasm of the shooters, and the collective efforts of everyone involved combined to create an event that surpassed expectations. As we reflect on the remarkable success of this year’s event, the anticipation for next year’s edition is already building. With the invaluable experiences gained and the lessons learned, we are eager to enhance future events even further, making the SSAA NSW MARR an even bigger hit in the years to come.

We at SSAA NSW want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the volunteers and SSAA NSW Port Macquarie
Branch for their incredible contributions and unwavering support. Your dedication and hard work have made a significant impact, and your efforts are truly appreciated. Your commitment to our sport has made a
difference that will be felt for years to come. Once again, thank you for your commitment.