SHOOTING: Kylie Green is one of a growing number of women competing in shoots at the Warwick Clay Target Club.
SHOOTING: Kylie Green is one of a growing number of women competing in shoots at the Warwick Clay Target Club. Gerard Walsh

Warwick women finding sport shooting addictive

CLUB member Grant Coy invited Kylie and husband Danny to a shoot five years ago and they were hooked.

"We have only missed maybe four monthly shoots in the five years," she said.

"Danny and I shoot somewhere every weekend."

Whitney Schoenfisch is one of the younger members of the club. At 21, she first went to the clay target club with her father Cameron.

"Dad got me involved, I have always been a bit competitive," she said.

"I have started to shoot seriously this year."

Carolyn Loy looks on shooting as a family sport. Her husband Michael is club president, son Mickey competes and daughter Charlee, 14, will join the club as soon as she has her license.

Karla Bacon joined the club two years ago and Jo McNally last December.

"It is a sport husbands, wives and families can do together," McNally said.

Angela Gordon and Natalie Pengelly travelled from the Gold Coast to compete on Sunday, only three years after joining a clay target club.

"We can beat the men, absolutely," Pengelly said.

While the women compete against the men on an equal footing in clay target shooting, a sash will be presented for the women's high gun at next month's shoot.

Queensland representative and Warwick member Jennine Gerrard didn't compete on Sunday but is a regular in state teams.

Michael said the club was delighted with the increase in women shooters.

"It is a great family sport, children 11 years and over can compete under supervision," Michael said.

Interested members can call 0429 617624



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