News

2018-02-17

RAC Sports Star Awards

WAPA nominated our world champion shooter Linda Jekel for the RAC Sports Star of the year awards.  A number of Linda's fellow shooters and friends paid to attend the awards night which was held at the Optus Stadium and televised live on the evening of 8th February. Linda was up against some ver.....

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2018-02-04

Linda Makes Local Newspaper

It was good to see an article in the Eastern Reporter (part of the Community News group) about WAPA shooter Linda Jekel and her successes in 2017.  The article makes mention of her world championship results and her nomination to the RAC Sports Star of the year award. You can view the article o.....

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2018-01-26

No Shooting At 2022 Comm Games

Shooting sports look set to be excluded from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, reportedly due to the lack of a suitable venue. Shooting has been included on every Commonwealth Games program since 1966 with the exception of Edinburgh 1970 – it has become a mainstay of the Commonwealth Gam.....

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2018-01-26

WA State Team Announced

The team representing WA at the Pistol Australia National Championships has been announced.  They are: Leo Caratti Max Wray Jeremy Kozak Mike Knapp Linda Jekel Dom Ciccotosto These shooters will be competiting at Whiteman Park on March 1st to 4th, in the Service, Black Powder and WA1500 events......

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2017-12-13

National Come And Try Day Planned

Shooting Australia is assembling a “Participation Action Group”  with the aim of making a positive difference in our sport.  Our State Coaching Director Murray Bow is joining the group. After an independent Governance Review and a long period of consultation with the leaders of.....

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2017-12-13

Koorda Cranks Up

Koorda Pistol Club has embarked on a program of renewal and revitalisation of its range facilities. It was decided at the AGM that we would reclad the first of the 25 metre ranges, as for many years there were some issues with water leaks and the occasional sheet lifting from the roof. The club.....

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2017-12-10

Kalgoorlie Boulder Rises

The Kalgoorlie Boulder Pistol Club has been a part of the target pistol scene for many decades, but they have had a rough run over the last few years. The advent of FIFO work affected their membership numbers, as was probably the case for many clubs in mining areas.  Then a few years back they .....

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2017-12-10

WASA Sport Star Award Night

The West Australian Shooting Association Sports Star of the Year award presentation was held at Whiteman Park last night.  The annual event is when all shooting and archery sports come together to recognise their champions. WAPA had three nominees this year: Mike Knapp was nominated in the Seni.....

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2017-12-02

Ladies Day At Boyup Brook

It had been spoken about for several years but never eventuated until this Saturday, 18th November – a Ladies Day at the Boyup Brook Pistol Club.  The invites had gone out far and wide, put on facebook, spoken about locally.  A few people had expressed an interest but whether any act.....

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2017-11-27

Media Officer Joins The WAPA Team

Having received feedback from members that we need to do more promotion of the sport, WAPA is pleased to welcome Shayling Ngo as our media officer.  Shay's role is to develop and execute an effective marketing strategy in the hopes of raising the profile of pistol shooting through positive medi.....

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2017-11-22

Action Nationals In Perth

The 29th Pistol Australia "Action Pistol National Championships" got underway today at Whiteman Park International Pistol Club.  47 of the best Action Pistol shooters from around Australia are competing over 4 days.  The event was formally opened by the club Patron Mr Murray Alexander.....

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2017-11-05

School Program Begins

Having talked about such a program for years, WAPA has finally commenced the introduction of laser pistol to high school PE programs. The first full day of the schools programme took place at the Ellenbrook Secondary School in October.  The State Coaching Director Murray Bow, assisted by two ot.....

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2017-10-05

Koorda Show

The Koorda Pistol Club, with the support of the WAPA conducted a demonstration with Laser Pistols at the annual Koorda Agricultural Show on 2 September, 2017. The show was attended by just over 1,500 people and approximately 220 of those had some interaction with the Laser Demonstration.  The d.....

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