Bor­der bound in 2017

Field and Game - - NATIONAL CARNIVAL -

Wodonga Al­bury Field & Game will host the 2017 Na­tional Car­ni­val and plans to wel­come a record num­ber of squads.

Pres­i­dent Bruce Len­non said the branch shares fa­cil­i­ties with SSAA who have not only of­fered their grounds but will lend a hand with the event.

Bruce said the branch had been suc­cess­ful in the last two rounds of the Victorian Govern­ment’s Shoot­ing Sports Fa­cil­i­ties Pro­gram, adding a con­crete floor and a roof to the five stand, a gen­er­a­tor for re­li­able power, a new kitchen and ad­di­tional traps.

He said the branch felt ready to host an­other Na­tional Car­ni­val.

“It is hilly, we have a nice big hill we can go around which leads to flat­ter ground but we also have gullys so you can shoot down, over­all it is an in­ter­est­ing range and there’s no limit to the type of tar­gets you can throw,” he said. “We’d like to try and do some dif­fer­ent things but we’re yet to de­cide.”

The ground is only 15 min­utes out­side Wodonga which Bruce said should at­tract more fam­i­lies while the fa­cil­i­ties have the ca­pac­ity to host an in­creased num­ber of com­peti­tors.

Bruce Len­non is look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing com­peti­tors to Wodonga Al­bury in 2017

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