Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson with Bundaberg Clay Target vice president Corey Bylsma after funding was given for new machines for the range.
Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson with Bundaberg Clay Target vice president Corey Bylsma after funding was given for new machines for the range. Contributed

Clay Target Club range will now be one of the best

SHOOTING: New machines for the Bundaberg Clay Target Club will help them produce the shooting stars of the future in the region.

On Friday $55,000 was given to the association from the state government that will now make the range one of the "best in the world.”

The money will purchase voice activated clay-target machines for the range which will help local athletes train and perform at their optimal level.

"We will now have the only Olympic standard trap range in regional Queensland,” Vice President Corey Bylsma said.

"It provides a level playing field to our athletes compared to those in Brisbane.”

And Bylsma said the improvement could attract world class teams to Bundaberg for the Commonwealth Games.

"With conditions similar to the Gold Coast, countries will come up here,” he said.

"We'll also attract regional athletes from far and wide to shoot at our range.”

The range is expected to be completed by March next year with the equipment coming from Europe.



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