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Anyone Can Be The Big Shot At ‘have A Go’ Clay Shooting

Story: Kelly Livett | Photo: Sarah O’Neill
Published On : Sep 23, 2020
Anyone Can Be The Big Shot at ‘Have A Go’ Clay Shooting
Clay shooting is an Olympic, Commonwealth and Paralympic sporting event and is a pastime in which Russell Mark and his wife Lauryn offer expert knowledge. After all, he is a former Olympic gold medallist while she is also a former triple gold medallist but of the Commonwealth Games variety. Their business Go Shooting holds multiple clay shooting events across the east coast of Australia, including a regular ‘Have a Go’ clay shooting event right here at the Redcliffe City Clay Target Club.

Clay shooting is a popular pastime and is open to most people from age 12 to 99 of any ability or fitness level. Lauryn suggests that youngsters who spend their time on shooting video games have sometimes had an advantage when learning to clay shoot.

'Have a Go' sessions run for around three hours, with all safety equipment and firearms supplied. The event can have a maximum of 24 people per session with one instructor for every eight participants. Lauryn said she hopes each participant, “achieves hitting a target, [while] trying something a little different in a safe and nurturing environment.”

The ‘Have a Go’ Saturday morning event has a short safety introduction at the beginning of the session and a 10 target warm-up, using a 12 gauge Beretta over and under firearm, followed by a fun 20 target competition with prizes for the winners.

Go Shooting has been running events in Queensland for eight years and opened on the Peninsula due to the high demand for clay shooting events. 

"We have only been at Redcliffe City Clay Target Club for a year," Lauryn said. "[It is] a fantastic venue. We have a team of instructors that will ensure they provide great tuition with an emphasis on providing an entertaining experience for all."

Sessions cost $125 for children 12 to 17 years old and $149 for adults. For more information, or to book a ‘Have A Go’ session visit or call 1800 746 684.

Have a Go Clay Shooting
Next sessions: Saturday 10 & 25 October
9:00am - 11:30pm
Redcliffe City Clay Target Club
267 Duffield Rd, Clontarf, QLD