Wellington Schools Clay Target Shoot.

Students from Yarram Secondary College attended the annual Wellington Schools Clay Target Shoot, held at the Sale Field & Game Association range at Longford on Monday 20th October.  One hundred and sixteen students from five secondary schools in the Wellington Shire, gathered to compete in the final inter-school shooting event for the year.

Yarram Secondary College was represented by 29 students, all of whom displayed exemplary behaviour, sportsmanship and firearm safety.  Students were accompanied by Mrs Hirt and Mrs Darvill.  The competition was strong but Yarram was successful in all subdivisions.

In Junior Boys, Daimon Vicino and Hayden Smith tied for 1st place, both with scores of 21 (ex 25).  Following a shoot off, Daimon finished 1st and Hayden 2nd.

In Junior Girls, Turrie Teo came third with a score of 14 ex 25.

Dylan Nicolls finished equal third in Senior Boys with a score of 21 ex 25, tying with two other students.  Unfortunately Dylan missed the shoot off because Yarram had to board the bus for the return trip to school.

In the Teams Event a YSC team comprising, Ryan Collins, Blake Collins, Hayden Smith, Sam Moore and Lachy Batters finished third, with a score of 92 from a possible of 125 targets, only 4 targets behind second placed Gippsland Grammar B Team.  Gippsland Grammar A Team took first place with a very good score of 109 from a possible 125 targets.

This shoot has now been running for 7 years, hosted by Sale Field & Game Association, which, together with assistance from FGA members from across Gippsland, provided the referees, scorers, armoury, office and canteen staff, together with targets and ammunition.  Thanks to Sale FGA and    special thanks also to H & S Firearms of Sale, who again sponsored the event, providing all the trophies.

Yarram students definitely benefited from their recent trip to Lilydale to compete in the inaugural  Yarra Valley Inter School Competition held at the historic Melbourne Gun Club.  At Lilydale they had the benefit of competing against students from Victorian & Tasmanian schools, a number of whom  had previously qualified for National and State teams.

The Yarram Secondary College Clay Target Team was also surprised and very appreciative when they received a substantial donation from the Barlow family. Shane Barlow is a third generation clay target shooter who has joined the team this year. His great grandfather Ray and grandfather Ken have had a long association with the team.

Wellington shoot prize winners October 20th (9) - Copy

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