The Jersey Air Rifle Club have recently celebrated their 1000th shoot of 2017. Pictured below are Rhiann (who shoots rifle), her dad Tim (who shoots pistol) and little brother Monty with their rewards for completing the club’s 1000th shoot this year. Rhiann and Tim are now regular shooters at the club.
Peter Le Marinel from the club said: “Firstly, a big thank you to the former membership team that constructed our Tunnel 3 facility between 1979 and 1981. If they had not built this so well, then we would not have thought it worth saving. We would also like to say a big thank you to those who helped during the renovation phase. Whilst the numbers who helped week in week out were small, the assistance in supplying materials and helping in various ways, including the political and parochial support, all helped us get through the challenges we faced during this time.”
“Since reopening in April 2016, the club has evolved our offerings and this continues to this day. It has not always been easy, we have struggled with what equipment we had, and with very limited cash. We have been fortunate to receive some interest free help to acquire electronic equipment and club guns, without which we would not have reached this milestone.”
The club is now looking to acquire 4 new pistols at a cost of £800 each, which would be light and easy to use and so ideal for beginners of all ages. They are also about to start the refurbishment of Tunnel 6. Currently the archers are practising at distances up to 50m, but the club is intending to create a multipurpose cartridge rifle/pistol and archery range at various distances from 7m to 50m. If you would like to help the club, please email Peter at email@example.com.
Peter told Jersey Sport: “I would like to round off by reiterating our thanks to all the support, in whatever form this has been given. We welcome everyone to come down and visit us. We are now open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm until midnight.”
The club are based in tunnels at St Aubin, at the end of the Railway Walk.