Far West Gun Club crowns 2018 champion

Matt Wilson has gone back-to-back after being named the Far West Gun Club (FWGC) champion for 2018, bringing a busy few months to a close.

Ted Bond of Mildura returned in August after coming second to Jack McInnis in the 50T Ball Trap Club Championship in July and this became an exciting and competitive competition as Bond won the Single Barrel Club Championship with a score of 47/50.

The 50T Skeet Handicap took place in September and after a shoot-off between Sean Sleep and Steve Donnelly, it was Donnelly who was crowned the champion.

It was Sleep’s time in October as he won his first club championship in the 50T Point Score, winning with a score of 142/150, while Tony Cox was re-graded from a C grade to a B grade that month.

On November 11, all held their breath in a thrilling 50T Handicap Club Championship and waited for the scores to be announced.

Wilson won by one clay target with 47/50 – just ahead of Cox, Sleep, Donnelly and McInnis on 46/50.

FWGC executives wish all sponsors, members, volunteers and supporters a very merry Christmas and happy new year.

The club, through a raffle it is conducting, wants to give back to the community and help to break down barriers around mental illness.

Some individuals who struggle with mental illness want to work towards recovery and with funding cuts to regional areas, this leaves some unwell individuals unable to obtain appropriate services to assist with their recovery.

FWGC recognises the importance of early intervention and will donate $1000 towards supporting and assisting vulnerable individuals on their road to recovery if all 500 tickets are sold.

Tickets can be purchased at Ceduna Camping and Fishing or by contacting club delegate Samantha Johnson on 0498 208 568.