Many thanks to the following members who have assisted with the transition of the entire college training squad of 15 into jacket and slings over the last month:

Alex Woodwark
Craig Fair
David Grain
Dianne Grain
Evan Little
Jason Robinson
Jess Fair
Luisa Kristen
Mark Riley
Meredith Ackrill
Michael Grain
Rory Leonard
Ross Little
Stephen Thessman

It's a huge task but necessary, and the sooner the better to enable shooters to have as much time on the sling as possible before college competitions start in June. The club needs ALL members to help out each week don't wait to be asked to do something, be proactive help set the range up, change targets, learn how to mark or range officer, talk to the newer shooters.

The college training squad results continue to improve Sarah May top scored with 91.2 followed by Conrad Draper with 90.3 (Conrad's sighters were the envy of even our top level shooters – three through exactly the same hole in the very middle of his sighting diagram). In D Grade Ronan Balm scored highest with 90.3 followed by Neakiry Kivi with 88.1. Stephen Thessman was top shot in C Grade this week (an impressive 97.4, his best score this season) followed by Greg Mason 96.3, Callum Osborne 95.5 and Jialin Sae-Jiw 95.4. Mark Riley scored best in B Grade with 99.5, in fact Mark scored the highest 10-shot score from the entire club this week, well done! In A Grade, Dianne Grain scored highest with 99.2, and Alex Woodwark was top Master Grade shooter with 97.7.  Jess Fair recorded the highest 20-shot score of 197.10, followed by Evan Little with 196.5. Club scores for senior shooters were a little lower this week, perhaps reflective of the large amount of coaching and organisational work they have been doing in recent weeks.

Six Brooklyn shooters travelled to Palmerston North for the Bulls Club Open Champs on Saturday. Scores were extremely close in A Grade with Dianne Grain scoring 293.13 to finish 3rd, a mere inner ahead of Ross Little who beat another shooter on countback. Evan Little was top Brooklyn shooter with 295.14 and new PBs were shot by Neakiry Kivi (96.4!!!) and Luisa Kristen (93.4).

At the second round of Teams of Ten trials shot yesterday morning, Evan Little scored highest from the Brooklyn shooters present (395.27) and Ross Little had a great score of 394.21 to be third-highest shooter on the day.

The club will be open for shooting at the usual time next Sunday, even though it is Easter Sunday, but please note the following Sunday (27 April) will only open from 7pm onwards due to many members being involved with the Wellington v Horowhenua match in Levin during the afternoon.

Upcoming events:

  • Saturday 19 April, Rangitikei Open Champs, Marton.
  • Sunday 20 April, 9.30 am, Teams of Ten Trials, 2x20 shot.
  • Thursday 24 April, 7.30 pm, Round 1 NDC. Teams will be named Sunday 20 April.
  • Saturday 26 April, Masterton Open Champs.
  • Sunday 27 April, 1.00 pm, Poroutawhao Range, Levin, Wellington v Horowhenua. Teams will be named Sunday 20 April.