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Melbourne Gun Club wishes to thank the following sponsors for the 3 Day Yarra Valley DTL Championships. Please think of our supporters when you make your next purchase. Their kind support made this event possible.

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Great Shooting - World UT Championship in Megeve, France

From all at the Club, congratulations to Craig Henwood and Jack Clerke!

At the World UT championship held in Megève , France club members Jack Clerke and Craig Henwood represented Australia in the Junior and Senior teams respectively.

Both shot respectable scores over the 4 day event to win bronze medals in their respective teams with fellow Aussie team members.

Tom Turner of Cessnock, NSW was successful in winning the bronze medal overall and the highlight of the trip was Thomas Armstrong from Werribee won the gold in the Juniors!

The majority of the team then travelled to Todi in Italy to compete in the Italian Cup. Here Jack shot an amazing 119/125 to better his PB by 13 targets!!! Thomas Armstrong also qualified first with Jack on 119.

The 2 boys went out into the junior final which saw Jack come an amazing 3rd place and bronze medal and Thomas again continue his great form to win the gold with 45/50 targets single barrel trench.

Great shooting everyone!!!


CLUB RESULTS: 12/08/2017

The Club greeted 23 Come & Try Guests and 6 DTL Squads for the day’s program, along with Trench & Skeet practice.

The Club’s facilities were enjoyed by all including the resident mob of kangaroos who made  appearances through out the day.

Weather was on the cool side but rain did not spoil the occasion.

As always, a note of appreciation to all those who assisted on the day.


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CLUB RESULTS: 05/08/2017

Cold, blustery winds prevailed all day but this did not deter those who had entered the DTL program or the FACT / MGC Inter Skeet Championship Series.

8 DTL & 6 Skeet Squads made it a busy competition day at the Club.

Congratulations to MGC  Members, Mitch Laukart (Jnr) on obtaining his 50T Break Badge and Geoff Shore, moving up to B Grade.

A note of appreciation is expressed to those who assisted on the day.

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CLUB RESULTS: 29/07/2017

Gale force winds arrived early at the Club but this did not deter those attending for the DTL & Universal Trench Competitions.

With the Tasmanian State Championships & Darwin staging a big carnival, the Club still hosted 6 DTL & 4 Universal Trench Squads who enjoyed the day competing in extra special conditions.

The Committee expresses their appreciation and thanks to all attending and as always, thank you to our volunteer workers.

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MGC Committee Notice: No Smoking Areas

As from Tuesday the 1st of August 2017 the Victorian Government have regulated new non-smoking area laws.

Non-smoking area signs have been placed around the Club and the Committee requests that all Members and those visiting the Club ensure these new regulations are followed.





August Overseas Travel

Safe travel and great times to Club Members Tony Hopkins, off to Ireland to see family, Craig Henwood, Julie, Craig & Jack Clerke visiting Italy and France and attending the 2017 World Universal Trench Championships and travelling at the end of the month, Mitch Iles and Jack Wallace, off to Russia for the World Championships.

From all at the Club, best of luck for a highly successful championship Craig, Jack, Mitch and Jack and also to all the Australian Team Members participating in both championships. 



SEZ School Championships


The MGC Committee & Members warmly wish Mr Garry Bennett and his Lilydale High School Clay Target Club Students, a very successful competition.

Garry works tirelessly with the students who attend the Club every Wednesday afternoon for practice.

If you would like to see some very talented Juniors participating in this championship, go along to FACTC. 



MGC MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: SEZ Carnival on Saturday the 14th of October 2017

Pre Nominations are required via OR a cheque can be mailed to the South East Zone together with a completed Pre Nomination Form OR Credit Card/EFTPOS payment at FACTC or Melbourne Gun Club with a $2 processing fee.

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CLUB RESULTS: 08/07/2017

0 Degree, frost, fog and then finally sun greeted those who came to the Club on Saturday.

8 DTL Squads, along with the 12 Come & Try Guests, enjoyed the warmth of the Club rooms and the planned program.

To all who supported and assisted the during the day, thank you.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Club will be closed on Friday 28th of July.


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CLUB RESULTS: 01/07/2017

Weather of -3.8 degrees and foggy conditions greeted those early arrivals at the club. But after some some heating control remotes being activated and the open fire lit, everyone enjoyed the warm conditions of the club room.

8 DTL along with the 6 Inter Club ISSF Trench Series Squads were able to enjoy the planned competition.

To all who supported and assisted the during the day, thank you.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Club will be closed on Friday 28th of July.

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CLUB RESULTS: 24/06/2017

Cool conditions but this did not deter the 7 DTL Squads and 34 Come & Try Guests enjoying their time at the Club.

Congratulations to Club Member Garry Shaw on his first competition win and we hope there are many more to follow.

To all who supported and assisted the during the day, thank you, it is much appreciated.



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CONGRATULATIONS: Mal Briggs ACTA Hall of Fame (Skeet)

Congratulations goes to club member Mal Briggs for being inducted into the ACTA's Hall of Fame for Skeet.

Mal's shooting career which kicked off in 1979 has been nothing short of spectacular seeing him win a total of 20 state championships and a very impressive 10 National Championships.

On behalf of us all at Melbourne Gun Club well done Mal and very well deserved and a fantastic honour one of which we are sure your very proud of.


CLUB RESULTS: 03/06/2017

Another perfect day in Yarra Valley paradise or more accurately MGC!

Trench, DTL & Skeet Practice, 9 DTL Squads & 4 Skeet Squads for Round 1 of the FACTC / MGC Inter-Club Skeet Series (with thanks to Jane Vella for organisation of this series).

A note of appreciation to all those competitors who travelled long distances to come and compete. And congratulations to 3 new Juniors, Riley Leadbeater, (Mansfield) Cooper Doherty and Corbyn Vanherwarden (MGC) on their first competition entry.

To all who supported and assisted the during the day, thank you, it is much appreciated.

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CLUB RESULTS: 27/05/2017

Again, a good day to be at the Club!

Trench & DTL Practice, 33 Come & Try Guests plus 9 DTL Squads presented for our weekly competition.

Congratulations to club members, Lou Primavera regraded to B Grade, Peter Wood for his first competition win and Geoff Shore stepping up for his first competition.

To all who supported and assisted the during the day, thank you, it is much appreciated.


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CLUB RESULTS: 13th & 14th May 2017

The 2 Day Skeet Bonanza, along with ISSF Trench & DTL Competitors, the previous weekend and this weekend, 31 Come & Try Guests and 116 Competitors for the 2017 Victorian State ISSF Championships, incorporating  the Commonwealth Games Round 2 Selection Trials, along with Wednesday, Thursday & Friday deemed practice days, the Club has been in running at a high level of activity!

The daily 'fog blankets' and minus temperatures made it a chilly start for the campers and competitors but the sun did appear in the afternoon.

A very big vote of appreciation must be extended to Roger Esplin & Craig Henwood for the massive amount of work that was required for this past weekend to be organised, and to make these championships run as successful as they did.

To all our other members and guests who contributed, in any way, shape or form, thank you.  As always, our volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated.

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2017 Yarra Valley School Shoot

On Thursday, April 27th, the MGC hosted the 2017 Yarra Valley School Shoot, organised by Mr. Garry Bennett from the Lilydale High School.

139 Students attended the day, and although cool and sometimes rain halted the competition, all enjoyed the day.

A very big thank you and note of appreciation must be extended to those who supported and worked during the day. The parents who prepared and cooked the lunch for all, MGC and Field & Game Members who came and assisted with running the competition in many different areas.

Thank you to all the teachers & students who participated and travelled long distances to compete and we extend our congratulations to all place getters. (Results will be published at a later date).

To all who gave donations to this day, South East Zone and Anna Shedrina from Bronze Wings & La Porte, Thank you. I know it was much appreciated.

Last, but not least, to Mr. Garry Bennett of the Lilydale High School, a very big thank you. Without Garry's organising of this event, it simply would not happen.

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CLUB RESULTS: 29/04/2017

Cooler conditions this week but the Club still had 9 DTL Squads compete in the weekly competition.

Congratulations to club member, Damien Milhuisen on obtaining his 50 Break Badge, and also to Slap Comensoli on obtaining her 75 & 100 Break Badges.

The Club also hosted 40 Corporate guests who enjoyed the morning and spit roast luncheon following.


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CLUB RESULTS: 22/04/2017

With the Zone Competition being held at Korumburra, the Club had only 4 DTL Squads for competition but along with Trench, Skeet & DTL practice plus 26 Come and Try Guests, the Club was still busy.





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MGC Easter Donations

On behalf of its Members, the MGC Committee has donated to the following organisations...

Coldstream CFA Fire Brigade = $250.00
Royal Childrens Hospital Appeal = $200.00
Jane McGrath Foundation = $150.00
Australian Prostate Cancer Research Organisation = $150.00




CLUB RESULTS: 08/04/2017

Great to see many at the Club for the weekend!

8 DTL Squads and 24 Come & Try Guests, along with 12 Squads participating in the 2017 'Perazzi' National Universal Trench Championships over Saturday & Sunday.

Unfortunately the weather decided to be a pain, with wet conditions on the Sunday, but this did not dampen the spirit of the championships.



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CLUB RESULTS: 01/04/2017

6 Universal Trench & 8 DTL Squads enjoyed the planned program.

Those attending the UT comp, used this as a practice for the National UT Championships to be held at the Club next Saturday & Sunday and we wish the very best to all the entrants.




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Perazzi National Universal Trench Championship

The Committee & Members would like to express their best wishes for a very successful championship to all Competitors entered in the Perazzi National Universal Trench Championship being held at the Club this coming weekend.


A huge thank you and note of appreciation to Craig Henwood for all his hard work and dedication in making this series as great as it has been for both our club and the competitors.

Enjoy the weekend all...


CLUB RESULTS: 11/03/2017

Labour Day long week end but the Club was still busy with 8 Squads of DTL and 28 Come & Try guests.

Appreciation is expressed to those who assisted with the running of the Come & Try Day and Competition.




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UT Round 3: Well done Craig!

Leaving everything to the last round Craig came home with his last 50 straight to tie for overall.

After a 24 in the shoot off he was crowned champion!

From the MGC Committee & Members, congratulations Craig on a great win!




AGM Honours the Henwood Family

Highlight of the evening at the Melbourne Gun Club AGM held last evening was the awarding of Honorary Life Memberships to Jack & Craig Henwood.

The Henwood name is steeped in history with this Club and Jack and Craig have worked tirelessly over many years to ensure the MGC Club is the great Club it is today.

Always supportive in the background has been Jack's Wife, Moira and the Club acknowledged their appreciation of her help and assistance received over many years at the same time and presented Moira with a bouquet of flowers.

From the Committee & Members, congratulations Jack and Craig and thank you from us all.


CLUB RESULTS: 04/03/2017

Smaller squads this Saturday...after the previous weekend, it was a very quiet competition day.

6 Squads of DTL, 4 Skeet & 4 Universal Trench competitors, but still it made it a great day to be at the Club.

Please note that next Tuesday evening the 7th of March 2017, the MGC Annual General Meeting will be held at the Club Rooms commencing at 7:00pm.  A warm invitation is extended to all Members to come along and show their interest in the Club and support to those who volunteer their time to manage it.  Supper will be served.

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RESULTS: 2017 Yarra Valley Championships

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Melbourne Gun Club

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Victoria, Australia.

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Club Facilities

The Melbourne Gun Club is one of the biggest and best equipped in Australasia. We regularly conduct competitions in International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF) and Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) disciplines.