Duo on target to face world’s best
Shooter pair uses nationals as training run
LOCAL shooters Darren Enslin and Gillian Webb-Enslin have returned from the national championships in Brisbane with renewed determination to do their country proud.
The Apple Tree Creek husband and wife duo are preparing to represent the nation at the World Long Range Championships to be held in Ohio, USA, in August next year.
The pair used the national championships last month as part of their preparations for the world championships.
And it seems their efforts are paying off, with both Enslin and Webb-Enslin placing in the top 25 of the A-grade open event.
But Ms Webb-Enslin was quick to brush off her success at the championships, where she came seventh.
“When I went into the finals I could have won it,” she said.
“I was ahead of the leader when I went into the finals.
“It plays on your mind – it’s a real mind game. You do all the work and preparations but you can’t really replicate what it’s going to be like on the day.”
Ms Webb-Enslin was a little disappointed in the end result, but admitted the result wasn’t “too bad” considering Australia’s best shooters were competing.
She said she was confident Australia would be well represented at the world titles and would aim at a gold medal.
“I’m feeling very, very confident that this is a very strong team,” she said.
“We’ve been close – we got bronze in Canada, but we keep working towards that gold.”
TAKING AIM: Gillian Webb-Enslin in action at the recent national championships, where she was placed seventh.
TAKING A BREAK: Darren Enslin getting the royal treatment while shooting is paused due to rain at a recent national championships in Brisbane.