ASHMORE GROUND ZERO FOR WAR

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - BRI­ANNA MORRIS-GRANT

BAT­TLE tac­tics, spring­ing and div­ing for cover, fir­ing bul­lets – it sounds like a scene from a war movie.

But you could soon be see­ing this at a lo­cal park, with Foam Bat­tles Gold Coast fir­ing its first shots in fun at Ashmore.

The group had the hum­blest of starts, when friends Grif­fin Mar­shall, 22, and Luke Sal­ter, 36, got talk­ing at work about what they’d like to do.

Think­ing paint ball and laser tag would be too ex­pen­sive, they came up with the idea of tak­ing their Nerf guns – toys that shoot foam bul­lets – to the park.

Though the con­ver­sa­tion was fast bro­ken up by their boss, the idea stuck.

Four months on, they’ve just held their first open day and the next open day, dubbed Nerf Wars, will be held at Ashmore’s Expo Park on Satur­day, July 28.

There’s a sim­ple rea­son the two of them de­cided to open it up to the pub­lic.

“We wanted more peo­ple to come out, make some more friends, get peo­ple to hang out and have a bit of fun, that was the main rea­son,” Mr Sal­ter said.

Par­tic­i­pants are urged to reg­is­ter and read the rules on foam­bat­tlesgc.com be­fore go­ing along.

Pic­ture: JERAD WIL­LIAMS

Grif­fin Mar­shall (red hat) and Luke Sal­ter pulled the trig­ger on Foam Bat­tles.

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