Three young rifle shooters are on target for inter-school competition following success at a New England District Rifle Association open prize shoot on 15 May.
The Armidale School students Cameron Holcombe, Sam Cannington and Tom Southwell all came home with prizes from the competition, conducted at 500 and 600 yards and organised and hosted by the Spring Ridge Rifle Club.
Sam Cannington of Narrabri came second overall in B grade, with a score of 146.15 out of a possible 150 with 15 bullseyes, and was just two points behind the winner.
Tom Southwell placed first in C grade with a score of 143.12 out of 150 with 12 bullseyes, whilst Cameron Holcombe was consistent winning the 500 yard range shoot and finishing just off the podium with a score of 138.9.
“For the past few weeks we have been building on our scores and disciplines and are looking at building that further in the lead up to the AAGPS shooting championships in mid-July,” said Cameron, the school’s shooting captain.
“We’re likely to return to Spring Ridge for the New England championships just before then, and would like to thank Spring Ridge Rifle Club for again hosting the prize shoot.”