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Coaching Videos

Russell and Lauryn Mark have completed a series of videos supporting our coaching panel and promoting the ACTA.

These videos are extremely professionally prepared and will be an asset to our Association. In particular, the video explaining the ‘Introduction to Clay Target Shooting’ is highly informative and will be a great benefit in introducing new members to our sport.

An Induction to the Range - Welcome to the ACTA

Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist's Russell and Lauryn Mark take us through a video tutorial on what you need to know when you attend an ACTA range for the first time.

1.  Determining your dominant eye

The first thing you need to establish when you begin the sport of clay target shooting is your eye dominance. Russell and Lauryn Mark show us how to determine which shoulder you should be mounting your shotgun to.

2. The basic shotgun stance

Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist's, Russell and Lauryn Mark, show us a basic, but simple to learn, generic shotgun stance to get you started in clay target shooting.

3. Mounting your shotgun correctly

After you've established your dominant eye and mastered the basic stance, it's time to learn how, and how not to, mount a shotgun to your shoulder. Russell and Lauryn Mark give some handy advice to get you started.

4. Basic shotgun terminology

Shotguns have some very unique terminology associated with them. Olympians Russell and Lauryn Mark explain some often confusing issues in the world of clay target shooting.

5. Starting hold points for Trap

Where do you start your shotgun when you are about to call for your target in DTL? In this video Russell and Lauryn give us some ideas on what you can try and what you need to be aware of.

National Grounds Camping Information

Camping on the National Ground at Wagga Wagga, NSW is made available for the convenience of the Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) members as an alternative accommodation option during shoots held throughout the year. 

You will be required to follow guidelines set down by the National Office in relation to payment up front and arranging arrival and departure times when suited. Please download more information from the links following: 

Sites
There are powered and non-powered camping sites available. All camping sites are 6 metres wide.

Powered sites are:

  • Western Site 1 – 36
  • Eastern Site 1 – 18
  • Main Camping Area Site 1 - 16, 34 - 37, 52 – 55

Non Powered sites are:

  • Main Camping Area Sites 17 - 22, 23 – 33, 38 – 44, 45 - 51, 56 - 67, 68 - 100

Cancellations
When making a direct reservation with the ACTA, you acknowledge and agree that all reservations and deposits are accepted subject to the following cancellation policy guidelines.

Cancellation Policy
Full payment for reservations made will only be refunded if you notify the ACTA of your cancellation at least 10 days prior to your scheduled arrival. If you provide less than the required period of notice of cancellation your payment will be forfeited.

Early Departures
The ACTA does not refund money should you cut short your reservation.

Failure to Notify of Cancellation
If you do not notify the ACTA of your cancellation as above, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Please contact Jenny at if you require any further information.

 

National Grounds - Wagga Wagga NSW

ACTA Camping Ground

 

National Grounds - Main Camp Site

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National Grounds - Western and Eastern Camp Sites

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The Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) is responsible for administrating, promoting and developing the sport of clay target shooting. Clay target is a sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family as a recreation at a local gun club, or at a competition level from registered club events to regional, state, national and international competitions. These include World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Clay Target Shooting has different disciplines which you can try, including: Trap, Skeet, ISSF and Sporting Clays. Each discipline varies in its approach and delivery of targets to give a choice and different experience with Clay Target Shooting.  The ACTA provides information on local, state, national and international competitions. You will find many interesting areas, including Coaching, Referees, Membership, Hall of Fame, the Clay Target Shooting News magazine & much more.

Trap Hall of Fame Dinner - 2024

The 2024 Trap Hall of Fame Dinner is to be held on Wednesday 13th March 2024 at The Range Function Centre, 308 Copland St, East Wagga Wagga (ACTA national grounds).
Time: 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Please RSVP by 5pm AEST on the 8th March 2024, no refunds after closing date.

This year's Trap Hall of Fame Inductee is Tom Turner
The Doug Smith Medal Winner is Phil Grainger

April 2024 CTSN

On the cover: Antopny Ballarino, 2024 ACTA Overall National Skeet High Gun Champion

Inside this month's edition

ACTA Chairman’s Report
Shooters Travelling to Northern Territory Take Note
ACTA National Skeet Carnival
ACTA National Skeet Hall of Fame Dinner
Waratah Notes
Paris Olympic Shotgun Team Support on the Mark
National Shotgun Team Announcement
2024 Warrnambool Seaside Carnival
19th Golden Crow 2 Day Championships
Psychological Skills for Shooting
Competition Results: TCTA, NSWCTA, WACTA, QCTA, VCTA, SACTA, QCTA
Down the Barrel
‘Around the Traps’ Shooting in Tasmania
ACTA New Members
Norfolk Island International Clay Target Championships
Break Badges
Shoot Calendar
Annual Glen Innes Sapphire Shoot
Fimac Fantastic at Bega
Points Score, Double Barrel at Maryborough
Annual Registration & Club Membership Application


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