ORGANISATION & GOVERNANCE

DELIVERING FOR MEMBERS

QRA – A PLACE TO BELONG

Our organisation dates back to 1861 and we take pride in our history and contribution to the community. 

We provide a unique community sport, offering participation at all levels to a wide range of people throughout Queensland.  The QRA is an incorporated association with a board of directors which represents the interests of members from various affiliated rifle clubs around the state. These people come from all walks of life, and as individuals have found they have a place to belong within our QRA community. 

The QRA is very keen to support its members and the community in any way we can.  This support is both on and off the shooting range, and encompasses some very broad areas.

Peter Doig – CEO Queensland Rifle Association

VISION & MISSION
VALUES & BEHAVIOUR

QRA BOARD

PRESIDENT
ANDREW MCKILLOP
VICE PRESIDENT
DARREN ENSLIN
BOARD MEMBER
CHING MENG TAN
BOARD MEMBER
CHERYL DIXON
BOARD MEMBER
CHRIS HILL
BOARD MEMBER
DAVID NEELY

Councillors

Zone 1

Councillor: Shane Abood (Albert District Rifle Club)
Representing: Albert & District RC, Cannon Hill RSL RC, Gold Coast City RC, University of Qld RC

Councillor: Rob Cadden (Central Rifle Club)
Representing: Brisbane RC, Central RC, Pacific RC, Qld Field & Rimfire RC

Councillor: Kim O’Loghlen (Natives Rifle Club)
Representing: Brisbane Mariners RC, City of Brisbane RC, Natives RC, Qld Police RC

Zone 2

Councillor: Mike Samuels (Beaudesert Rifle Club)
Representing: Beaudesert RC

Councillor: David Reddan (Gatton Glenore Grove Rifle Club)
Representing: Gatton Glenore Grove RC

Councillor: Glenn Rush (Ipswich & District Rifle Club
Representing: Ipswich & District RC, Murwillumbah RC

Zone 3

Councillor: Ashley Bidgood (Crows Nest Goombungee Rifle Club)
Representing: Muckadilla RC, Pratten RC, Crows Nest Goombungee RC

Councillor: David Hatherell (Gympie-Kilkivan Rifle Club)
Representing: Gympie-Kilkivan RC, North Arm RC, Wondai RC

Councillor: Shawn Birch (Dalby-Tara RC)
Representing: Dalby-Tara RC, Darling Downs RC, Goondiwindi RC, Pittsworth RC

Zone 4

Councillor: Paul Kerlin (Central Qld Target Sports Rifle Club)
Representing: Barcaldine RC, Clermont RC, Gemfields RC

Councillor: Jan Thornhill (Clermont Rifle Club)
Representing: Biloela RC, Bundaberg-Burnett RC, Monto RC, Pheasant Creek RC

Councillor: Margy Kerlin (Central Qld Target Sports Rifle Club)
Representing: Central Qld Target Sports, Maryborough RC

Rules, Policies & Procedures

HOME ON THE RANGE

About Us

The Queensland Rifle Association fosters target rifle shooting and firearms training through our clubs.   Different classes of rifle shooting are conducted by our Clubs under the Standard Shooting Rules (SSRs) of the National Rifle Association of Australia (NRAA).

NRAA Quicklinks

Our Location

Belmont Shooting Complex

Queensland Rifle Association acknowledges the support of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.  Through this financial support QRA is able to deliver a number of programs designed to meet the goals of Queensland Government’s Activate! Queensland Strategy.

QRA-WHITE BACK (1)

ANDREW MCKILLOP

PRESIDENT

Portfolios: President, RTO Training, Marketing and Membership

Club: Pacific Rifle Club

Where did you grow up, and where in Queensland are you based now?

I grew up on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in a town called Maleny. I have moved around a lot and spent a number of years in the Bundaberg region but I am now living in Bellmere – north of Brisbane.

How long have you been involved in the shooting sport? And what triggered you to get involved?

I stated shooting when I was 14. It was on a dairy farm in Maleny where pigeons used to get stuck into the grain so I commenced my shooting journey in a pest management environment. Leaving school I joined the Army and obviously shot a fair bit in that employment. Over the following years I did the odd bit of shooting as recreation more so. In around 2006 I started shooting more on western Qld properties undertaking pest management again, this got me the precision bug. I was exposed to Full Bore in 2013 when I was sighting in a rifle and someone told me about the long range shooting up the road in Bundaberg on Sunday mornings. The very next Sunday morning I was present and the well the rest is history. I was hooked!!

What is it that you are bringing to the sport of shooting in your role as board member?

I have a commercial background so I feel that I am bringing that experience to the Board. Having a passion for the sport is obviously important and being able to give back to the sport that has given me a lot of purpose is very important to me. I recognise the history that the sport has and I see the longevity that shooters can obtain for this sport too. I feel that my presence on the Board is helping to strengthen the sport that others – mostly our new shooters and juniors – might just get that opportunity to enjoy the life long experiences that others have had to.

What do you love most about the sport of shooting?

The inclusive nature of the sport. You compete and interact with everyone and within that interaction you find like minded people that are truly genuine. It allows some very strong friendships to grow, this is what is to be loved about our sport.

DARREN ENSLIN

VICE PRESIDENT

Portfolios: Competitions Director , Junior Development , Q-Store

Club: Pacific Rifle Club

Where did you grow up, and where in Queensland are you based now?

 

I grew up on the Savannah of Southern Africa before moving to the Wide Bay where I have settled for the past 20 years.

How long have you been involved in the shooting sport? And what triggered you to get involved?

I was the son of a professional big game hunter and was taught how to shoot straight from a young age however I fell in love with my wife Gillian Webb-Enslin who introduced me to target rifle shooting…..real shooting !

What is it that you are bringing to the sport of shooting in your role as board member?

Target rifle shooting has been such a large part of my life for over 30 years at all levels of competition and I am enjoying helping preserve and develop the future of the sport we love so much by drawing on all forms of my experiences at events around the world and in my working career.

What do you love most about the sport of shooting?

The NRAA’s target shooting disciplines do not discriminate in any way as a person. It is a very inclusive sport that the whole family can participate in. It is steeped in history and tradition and is a whole of life sport. The sport always has the ability to test your skill and keep you competitive whether against yourself or other participants.

CHING MENG TAN

BOARD MEMBER

Portfolios: TBA

Club: Albert District Rifle Club

Where did you grow up, and where in Queensland are you based now?

I grew up in Malaysia in a town called Klang located in the State of Selangor. I am currently residing in the City of Redlands and run my own Engineering Consultancy Firm in Brisbane.

How long have you been involved in the shooting sport? And what triggered you to get involved?

I started shooting with an air rifle when my Engineering Varsity mates showed me the recreational sports in Bendigo in the 80’s. I took up pistol target shooting in 2015 and subsequently took up Rifle shooting in 2019 after I met Ernie Mace where a conversation between us started on recreational sport shooting. Ernie Mace’s 60 years in this sport in both Australia and Overseas prompted me to take up rifle shooting. It was his encouragement and mentorship that lead me to this sport as a new shooter. I am hopeful that this sport will bring awareness to both the young and the old who have never tried this sport. I treat this sport as an excellent relaxation after a long week of hard work in the commercial sector.

What is it that you are bringing to the sport of shooting in your role as board member?

I own and run my own engineering consultancy firm specialising in the disciplines of Civil, Structural and Geotechnical. I have currently 6 skilled staff working for me and I have experience in business management due to my understanding on running my own business. I hope my involvement as a Board Member will enable me to utilise my skill set and assist QRA in being systematically organised and structured as efficiently as possible. I believe we all as members and as a team in QRA can bring back the old glory days of rifle shooting where it was part of a family sport. I would like to see this sport be taken up by all ages of new shooters and have it grow to be one of the biggest sports in Queensland.

What do you love most about the sport of shooting?

This sport considers 3 basic elements to make a perfect score. The “ Mind ”, the “Equipment”, and the “Environment”. These 3 elements form a complete “circle” in unity to give a perfect score for each shot. The thing that I love about this sport is the challenge to keep the 3 elements in complete unity to achieve a perfect score. Each shooter will always have an interactive discussion on either one of this 3 elements and analyse it strength and weakness. That is what makes shooting a great sport. We shoot against the “Target to be a better Shooter”

CHERYL DIXON

BOARD MEMBER

Portfolios: Strategy

Club: Non member

Where did you grow up, and where in Queensland are you based now?

I grew up in a small country town called Loch, located in South Gippsland, Victoria. I lived on a dairy farm for the first 20 years of my life, learning what hard work, caring for the land and animals to make a living, was all about. Wouldn’t have changed that for the world. Through my corporate career my husband and I moved from Victoria, into NSW and are now firmly planted in QLD with our 2 Children. Living on the Southside of Brisbane since 2009 is where we are going to stay for some time to come.

How long have you been involved in the shooting sport? And what triggered you to get involved?

I became involved in the sport of shooting12 months ago as a result of my appointment to the Queensland Rifle Association Board. I have a passion for all forms of sport and I am driven to see growth of sport in all communities. Sport builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

What is it that you are bringing to the sport of shooting in your role as board member?

Along with my passion for all forms of support, I have had a very successful career as an Executive Management in Banking and Finance and I’m now supporting the property Industry as it transitions towards a 100% digital conveyancing process. My learning journey over the years is giving me the opportunity to bring corporate and strategic skills to the QRA Board. Some of the strengths I bring include business acumen, strategic thinking, financial performance and change management. Additionally, having the opportunity to complete the AICD Directors course in 2016, motivated me to seek out a board position that aligned with my passion for sport and where I’m confident I will make a positive difference.

What do you love most about the sport of shooting?

The one thing that I most loved when first becoming involved was the History. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it, hearing stories and meeting people who are big part of this history. Something else that I specifically love is how shooting grows your self discipline and resilience. Doesn’t matter if you are 14 or 84 self discipline helps you to become the best version of yourself.

CHRIS HILL

BOARD MEMBER

Portfolios: Finance, Corporate Planning, Governance & Policy

Club: City of Brisbane Rifle Club

Where did you grow up, and where in Queensland are you based now?

Raised in Country Queensland, now in Brisbane

How long have you been involved in the shooting sport? And what triggered you to get involved?

Nearly 10 years, started because of my sons interest at the time…

What is it that you are bringing to the sport of shooting in your role as board member?

An eye for detail and an ability to see the bigger picture.

What do you love most about the sport of shooting?

Everyone is on an equal footing in the sport of shooting. I believe the future success of our sport relies on always striving to enhance participation at all levels.

DAVID NEELY

BOARD MEMBER

Portfolios: Technology

Club: Pacific Rifle Club

Where did you grow up, and where in Queensland are you based now?

I was born in Glasgow and now live in Brisbane.

How long have you been involved in the shooting sport? And what triggered you to get involved?

15 Years. I became a target rifle shooter as a result of searching for a hobby that required me to fully focus. As a result of an injury I had trigeminal neuralgia and the medication I needed to take to treat it reduced my ability to focus. As it turned out TR was more fun than chess.

What is it that you are bringing to the sport of shooting in your role as board member?

My work as a project manager delivering enterprise level technology solutions to organisations has given me knowledge and experience in technologies, delivering outcomes, stakeholder management, messaging, governance and compliance

What do you love most about the sport of shooting?

Those “zen” moments when you are in the groove, your sight picture and position are great and the v bulls are stacking up.

Albert Rifle Club

Small club whose members have many years experience in the sport of fullbore shooting bot target rifle & F Class and will always provide the assistance required to potential new members in order to grow to our sport and open it up to others.

  • Location

    Duncan Range, Belmont Shooting Complex, 1485 Old Cleveland Road, Belmont

  • Distances shot at range

    300 yards to 1000 yards

  • When do we shoot

    Saturday afternoon

  • How often do we shoot

    Weekly

  • Disciplines

    TR, FSTD, FO, FTR

  • Shooting Programs

    Come and Try Program