The NEGS Target Rifle Club is affiliated with the NSW Rifle Association and follows the discipline of Fullbore target shooting.
This sport has a century long history in Australia and includes both individual and teams competition. NEGS is among a group of several school Rifle Clubs in NSW but is the only all female club. Members develop their skills shooting Smallbore (.22) at 50 metres before graduating to Fullbore (.308") at ranges from 300 to 800 metres. Currently the club is rebuilding post COVID so this year's activity is all Smallbore with a few orientation visits to the Fullbore range planned later in the year. The Club may rejoin the annual schools competition next year at ANZAC Rifle Range Malabar.
All shooting is done from the prone position, using special single shot target rifles with "iron" sights - no telescopic assistance. Competitions usually involve ten shot matches at several ranges. Skills include self discipline, body control, aiming and trigger release technique, and later, ability to read the wind's effect on the flight of the projectile. Exceptional strength, reflexes or perfect eyesight is not obligatory.
WHEN AND WHERE
Students travel to the TAS Smallbore Rifle Range on Sundays throughout the term. The team departs from the Uniform Shop at 9am and return to school at approximately 12:30pm.
Jeans or similar, boots or enclosed footwear, school sport jumper, NEGS jacket.
The range is in a shed on a slab but can be cold.
Upon permission from the Sport and Co-Curricular Coordinator to join the club, use the below link to complete your P650 form for approval to participate.
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