SDRC Loses a Beloved Member
Passed away 2 April 2018
Gavin joined SDRC with his eldest son Geoff after the latter was brought up to the range as part of the Army Cadets. In his time Gavin had sat on the committee as Rimfire Scorer and Rimfire Range Captain bringing new ideas and encouraging newer members to compete at higher State and National Levels. Gavin competed in many State Championships and had run a number himself, he also competed away at National Championships and, at his height, qualified to compete as part of the 2013 Australian NRA Small-Bore Team who headed to the United States to compete at Camp Perry, OHIO. Gavin would go on to win the Western Australian Shooting Association Sports Star of the Year Award in the International Category for his efforts in the United States.
What Gavin is probably best known for are his rifle stocks, many members in Western Australia own one of Gavins stocks and they are all regarded as being of the highest quality. He wasn't happy if the stock wasn't perfect and a number of State and National Records have been broken with a rifle that sits in one of Gavins famous stocks. News of his passing came as a shock to many, especially his family and to those West Australians who were competing without him in South Australia at the National Championships who received word from the Western Australian State and National Chairman as they came off the line from shooting their final event. A special tribute to Gavin was held at the National Championships and can be viewed here
WASA Sports Start Awards
2018 Western Australian Shooting Association Sports Awards
9 December 2017
The annual WASA Sports Star of the Year Presentation Dinner was held at the WA Gun Club rooms on Saturday 9 December. The Western Australian Shooting Association (Inc) is a spokesman organisation for the ballistic and bow sports within the political and public arenas of Western Australia. The Association, through its Member Associations, undertake to promote the sports to those outside of the sport and to the public, and advocate on behalf of all shooters.
This year saw Matthew Boots win the Jules Steiner Senior award against some pretty tough competition. This would be his 6th nomination for these awards including one in the International category and his 3rd win.
Keigan williams was nominated and won the Jules Steiner Junior award and was also up against some tough competition from WASRA, the WA Bowhunters Association and WAPA. Keigan was also nominated for the Murray Alexander International Award for his performance at the 2016 Pacific Regional Shooting Championships.
2018 WA State Championships
The 2018 Western Australian Scoped 3-Positional & Field Rifle State Championships will be hosted by SDRC. The range is located in the Perth Hills on Albany Highway approximately 8kms from the Armadale Rd, South West Hwy, Albany Hwy intersection.
Click here for a nomination form.