All welcome to come and see how many targets you an hit!
Enquiries to Bob: m: 0418 568 657
“Read all about it!” here: AUS Biathlon News June 2013
The best, and maybe the silliest, way to start the biathlon season!
Complete newbies welcome, fancy dress optional, sense of humour essential!
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Coach Bob Cranage OAM has been running regular roller skiing and laser biathlon sessions at Victory College, Wodonga. Local television station Prime7 and local newspaper Border Mail recently visited Bob’s session to catch up on the latest development in biathlon.
To view the television footage from Prime7, go to: http://au.prime7.yahoo.com/v1/news/a/-/local/17286876/winter-sport-with-a-twist-video/
On 5 May 2013, 180 visitors enjoyed the inaugural Biathlon Open Day at Melbourne International Shooting Club (Fishermans Bend) the venue for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The aims were to publicise the new Larsen laser biathlon training system, especially for children under 12; encourage the general public to have a go, and to have targets set up to allow participants to try laser, air rifle and small bore shooting, to allow all ages and interests to be catered for. In addition, Australian Biathlon partnered with Melbourne Nordic Ski Club and Snowgum Wodonga, to allow for second and new cross country ski goods to be available.
These aims were achieved handsomely, with a second Open Day already being planned for 2014.
There has been an excellent start to Australian Biathlon’s new Equipment Project. The project has been established through the Australian Sports Foundation, with the aim of increasing Australian Biathlon’s supply of rifles, to cope with the increased demand. Any amount donated is fully tax-deductible. Full details may be found under the Support section of http://www.biathlon.asn.au.
Those wishing to maximise their tax-deductions for the 2012-13 tax year should have their paperwork to the Australian Biathlon Treasurer by 21 June 2013.
An article on the project may be found in the Australian Sports Foundation Newsletter: ASF Newsletter April 13
Over the Australian summer and autumn, thousands of hours were spent upgrading and refurbishing the target systems and infrastructure for the only biathlon range in Australia, Whiskey Flat Range at Mount Hotham, VIC.
A copy of the Vice-President’s Range Works Report may be found here: Biathlon ANZAC weekend 2013 Range Works Report by Neil Richardson