THE East Central District Rifle Association (ECDRA) Inc and the Nagambie Rifle Club Inc will receive funding through the State Government’s Shooting Sports Facilities Program grant.
The clubs are among 18 throughout the region to receive the boost, recently announced by Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria).
The ECDRA are set to receive $11,112 to install an international standard target electronic system and upgrade range facilities consistent with the demands of current and future precision shooting standards and community expectations.
This will help the club to encourage all age groups to use firearms safely and responsibly, reduce the risks associated with manual target operation and facilitate active participation in the sport.
The Nagambie Rifle Club, who focus on precision long range target shooting using Commonwealth Games standard targets at ranges of 300 yards, 500 yards and 600 yards, will receive $17,494.
The club was established in 1880 and is one of the oldest long range target shooting clubs in Victoria.