Wyndham shooters are celebrating today, after securing funding to upgrade their facilities.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced that Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club is one of 28 clubs across the state to benefit from the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Shooting Sports Facilities Program.

The Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club has a strong following in Werribee.

The club has successfully applied for funding to modernise and upgrade various facilitates and advance programs, and has been given $308,981 to progress this project.

Additional funding will be provided to clubs that shoot outdoors to develop an Environmental Management Plan to support them to manage their environmental obligations.

The program works to improve the quality of facilities, the sustainability of Victoria’s shooting sports clubs and their environmental practices. It also enhances shooting sports activities and programs for participants that increases their access in an inclusive and friendly environment.

Since 2014, 208 projects have benefitted from more than $13.48 million in funding that have gone on to improve the quality and sustainability of shooting sports facilities and activities across the state.

The grants provide an opportunity for clubs to boost participation, better accommodate people of all abilities and provide real pathways from the grassroots to the elite level.

From Olympic gold medallists Russell Mark and Catherine Skinner to Commonwealth Gold trap shooter Laetisha Scanlan, shooting clubs in Victoria have a strong history of nurturing local talents into world champions.

Shooting sports clubs are also a great place for locals to get together and enjoy the benefits of outdoor recreation and learn about the safe and responsible use of firearms.

For more information about the program visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/shooting-sports-facilities-program.

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

The Victorian Government’s investment in the Shooting Sports Facilities Program is helping ensure the long-term sustainability of the sport and enabling shooters to hone their skills and excel with modern safe facilities.”

“These grants will go a long way to helping clubs like Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club promote the sport, provide a safe and welcoming community space and encourage locals to learn some great skills and practical tips about safe and responsible use of firearms.”

“Congratulations to Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club on securing this funding and I look forward to seeing its project progress.”