Kids have blast at SUNfest with clay target shooting

Ben Niven, 13.
Ben Niven, 13. Christopher Chan GLA140113CLAY

AS PART of SUNfest 2013, the Gladstone Clay Target Shooting Club held a day for kids from around the region to try their hand at the sport.

Led by the Target Club's president Shane Fett and several club volunteers, the children had the opportunity to take aim at 10 individual clay targets and have their scores tallied up.

Twelve-year-old Nathan Cornielje, who had never fired a gun before, said that the experience was nothing like in computer games. "This was my first time and it was very fun actually," said Nathan.

"They taught me how to hold a gun properly and I thought the recoil would be far worse than what it really was."

WHAT'S ON

Awoonga Headwaters Adventure Day*

  • Where: Meet at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum. Corner of Goondoon and Bramston Sts, Gladstone.
  • When: Today 8am-5pm.

Indoor Rock Climbing (Lil' Kids)*

  • Where: Tannum Fitness Centre, 34 Creek Rd.

 

When: Today 9am-1pm.

*Indicates there is a fee.

Topics:  clay target shooting, gladstone clay target club, school holidays, sunfest



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