October 28, 2015


Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard visited Sebastopol Gun Club to witness a clay target shoot and announce a $35,000 Victorian Government grant to help redevelop the club’s facilities.

“Sebastopol Gun Club has been operating from Marty Busch Reserve since 1954, producing local and Olympic champions such as Russell Mark who commenced his career at the club as a 12 year old in 1977,” Mr Howard said.

“The club continues to mentor and develop junior shooters while promoting safe and responsible use of firearms.

“This funding from the Shooting Sports Facilities Program will enable the club to modernise Ground No. 1 facilities to comply with current safety standards.”

Sebastopol Gun Club Secretary, Neil Haydon welcomed the funding which would also improve disability access for club members and visitors.

“I’d like to thank the Andrews Government for supporting our club to upgrade our facilities to meet the last safety, disability and competition standards,” Mr Haydon said.

“Whilst our club tradition has produced Olympians, we are focussed on encouraging family participation in the sport of clay target shooting by offering a safe and friendly environment.”

Ballarat Field and Game has also received funding from the Shooting Sports Facilities Program, with $100,000 to upgrade the club’s facilities in Haddon – enabling the club to attract large national events and competitions to the region.