Roy Butler MP, James Walsh SIFA CEO & Phil Donato MP
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NSW Politicians Take Aim at Inaugural ‘Try Shooting’ Event


On the 10th of May, the Sydney International Shooting Centre was abuzz with excitement as it held the first-ever NSW Parliamentary Friends of Shooting (PFoS) ‘Try Shooting’ day, hosted by the Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia. 

The event saw over 30 NSW state politicians, advisors, and parliamentary staff come together to experience pistol and rifle shooting in a competitive yet friendly atmosphere. 

Michael Kemp MP, Lynda Voltz MP, Nathan Hagarty MP & Rachel Merton MP

The success of the day was evident in the smiles and camaraderie shared among the participants who not only got to shoot but were able to meet with and discuss the sport with Olympians Dan Repacholi MP and Suzy Balogh OAM.  

Michael Kemp MP, Lynda Voltz MP, Nathan Hagarty MP & Rachel Merton MP

Additionally, SIFA’s Patron members, including Beretta Australia, NIOA, TSA Outdoors, and WINCHESTER AUSTRALIA, were also onsite to engage with attendees and providing insights into the dynamic Australian shooting industry. 

SIFA extends our appreciation to Roy Butler MP and Philip Donato MP their efforts in convening the NSW PFoS, and their continuous support of the shooting industry. 

Special recognition must be given to Brian Kirkman and the dedicated team at the Sydney International Shooting Centre for their exceptional hospitality and organisation, which was instrumental in the day’s success.   

Pistol event winners.

Rifle event winners

The day concluded with attendees expressing anticipation and excitement for future events, as SIFA now moves to plan out the next ‘Try Shooting’ event for our NSW parliamentarians and their staff. 

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