PARTICIPATION PATHWAYS

novice to MASTER

From recreational shooting to high performance levels, everyone has their own drive to perform in the sport.

Some will love to participate on a casual basis, others prefer to shoot for the stars.

No matter if you participate as an athlete, coach or official, every step requires a different level of knowledge, input, and dedication, to reach the desired outcomes.

WHAT IS YOUR AIM?

ATHLETE PATHWAY

GET YOUR LICENCE

Get your license to get into the sport, starting with the Firearm Safety Course

BECOME A MEMBER

Join a club and become part of the shooting family to enjoy the target shooting sport

STEP 4

DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS
Learn through practice and start with the support of your club mates and coaches

GET COMPETITIVE

Participate in the sport, get your grading and challenge yourself and others.

REPRESENT YOUR STATE

Give it that extra bit and get selected to represent your club, state or country

Operations Pathways

No shooting without these champs...

The shooting sport can also be enjoyed without pulling a trigger. Many roles are fulfilled before the shooter gets the chance to perform on the range. Check out what other pathways the sport has to offer.

Administration

Administration roles are executed at Club, DRA, QRA and NRAA level. The club environment could be your safe place to gain experience in the skillsets involved.

Board

  • President & Vice president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Roles within different organisations

  • Main activities within clubs/organisations - what do they do, how to become one, different levels, growth and perspective. Difference you make for the sport.
  • Officers & Coordinators

    • Club Captain
    • New members coordinator
    • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Youth Coordinator
    • Marketing Officer

    You might have an additional role in mind, something you are good at and would like to further explore. Check with your organisation if you can contribute to make a difference for the sport.

Develop skills

  • Courses
  • Experience
  • Books
  • Online articles

vacancies...

Link to become part of the QRA team.

Operations

While the Coaches prepare the shooters to enjoy the sport at different levels, the Range Officers and Target Team look after the setup & rap up of practices and events.

How to become a coach?

What coaching courses are there?

How to apply?

Different levels of coaching

 

GIAS coach

Club coach

Firearm Safety Course Instructor

What does an official do?

Is an official the same as a Range Officer?

Are there different levels, and if so, which ones?

How to become an official?

First time officiating

How to gain experience and confidence

What is a target operator? How are they called?

Are there different kind of butts officers?

Different targets (paper to electronic)

How can you become a target operator?

Are there different levels of target operators?

From local events to international opportunities.

LEARN

Education
Indulge yourself in courses, online and on the range. Focus on the technical, tactical, physical and mental side of the sport and learn from the best by following their footsteps.

IMPLEMENT

Nomination & Recognition
Get yourself graded and visualise what you would like to achieve in the future. Create your plan of attack and stick to it. What you put in you will get out.

RESULTS

Participation
Practice your new learned skills while enjoying the sport. Participate in club and other events and evolve during the process. Let your new discovered talent shine.

What you might want to know...

We know right, there are so many different shooting disciplines. All we can say is, try the GIVEITASHOT events or Come & Try days first to experience the sport for yourself.

No commitments, heaps of fun and an opportunity to get to know the community.

If you can shoot by yourself you are ready to rumble.

Just starting out? Guess what, with a bit of support from your club mates you might jump straight into the club competition!

Every club has their own way of introducing new members. Some let you shoot directly within the competition while teaching you how to shoot. Often competition time is used as regular shooting practise.

Others use allocated training time to support you in how to use your rifle. When you are ready to shoot by yourself they introduce you to the competition.

While everyone is shooting side by side, most events allow to compete at your own level.

A grading system is used, with A as the highest rank and B, C etc. coming after.

Your scores will determine in what rank you'll start and from there you can work your way up.

This way you will compete within your own level of abilities and can win within your grade. Even while competing in the same competition as a Commonwealth Games medalist.

Ask the masters!

Do you have a favorite shooter already?

The great thing about this sport is that you can actually join the same events as they do!

A great opportunity to connect and ask them what their winning recipe ingredients are.

In the meanwhile check the skill development page for great tips.

We know right, there are so many different shooting disciplines. All we can say is, try the GIVEITASHOT events or Come & Try days first to experience the sport for yourself.

No commitments, heaps of fun and an opportunity to get to know the community.

If you can shoot by yourself you are ready to rumble.

Just starting out? Guess what, with a bit of support from your club mates you might jump straight into the club competition!

Every club has their own way of introducing new members. Some let you shoot directly within the competition while teaching you how to shoot. Often competition time is used as regular shooting practise.

Others use allocated training time to support you in how to use your rifle. When you are ready to shoot by yourself they introduce you to the competition.

While everyone is shooting side by side, most events allow to compete at your own level.

A grading system is used, with A as the highest rank and B, C etc. coming after.

Your scores will determine in what rank you'll start and from there you can work your way up.

This way you will compete within your own level of abilities and can win within your grade. Even while competing in the same competition as a Commonwealth Games medalist.

Ask the masters!

Do you have a favorite shooter already?

The great thing about this sport is that you can actually join the same events as they do!

A great opportunity to connect and ask them what their winning recipe ingredients are.

In the meanwhile check the skill development page for great tips.

Our Location

Belmont Shooting Complex

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

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