The Original Location

Just 40 minutes from Melbourne CBD

1225 Ballan Road, Quandong, VIC

Approximately 40 minutes from the City Centre, the Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club(opens in a new tab) is a well-presented club offering simple targets that everyone is guaranteed to hit to challenging targets for even the most experienced shooters. This club can be used very flexibly and is available on most days.

Highlights

Olympic, Commonwealth, or National elite instructors to show you the scopes

10 different trap machine variations: flying over your head, under you, and across you

Full clubhouse amenities, bar, and catering facilities

Layouts for beginners through to Olympic-grade formations

Corporate events or team-building activities in Melbourne

Unique buck’s, hen’s, or birthday party ideas

Learn to shoot without the risk or expense

How To Get There

  • Take West Gate Bridge
  • Exit 2nd Hoppers Crossing turn off, Princes Hwy (1st Werribee exit)
  • Follow Synnot Street until it crosses the rail line and river
  • Turn left at Cottrell Street
  • Straight through the roundabout
  • Continue 11 km up Ballan Road and turn down the dirt road on the left
  • Continue down the main gravel road (do not turn at Werribee Rifle Club)

Please note: Online mapping or GPS systems may advise you to enter via the Cobbledicks Ford Road. This is an unsealed road, subject to flooding. We advise that you instead take the Ballan Road entry from Werribee Central or from the Bacchus Marsh direction.

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Enjoy a Day of Clay Shooting in Werribee

If you are looking for a unique team-building exercise or a new place to host a different kind of corporate event, then a day of clay shooting in Werribee is just the experience you need to boost morale or impress investors or partners. Clay shooting requires a steady hand and good hand-eye co-ordination and is a fun and exciting way to get the family outdoors and spend time together. At Go Shooting, you can take part in events, practice your shooting skills, get clay shooting coaching lessons, or book your next corporate event.

 

Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Clay Target Shooting in Melbourne

Like with any other sport, clay shooting takes practice, and there are specific rules you should follow to ensure that you don’t injure yourself and hit the target. Here are just a few factors to consider to avoid making any mistakes:

  • Before you even take your first shot, you need to perfect your stance while holding the shotgun. If you don’t have the proper stance, you won’t be able to get the right aim to shoot the clay target.
  • Following through. A mistake that newbies make is to try to shoot the disc as soon as they hear the spring release. There is an art to knowing when and where to shoot. Attending workshops or hiring a coach will assist you with learning the basics of shooting.
  • Wrong gun fit. Holding the gun correctly so that it fits comfortably in your shoulder is critical to clay shooting. If your gun doesn’t fit snugly, you can cause damage to yourself from the gun recoil.

 

A History of Melbourne Clay Shooting

The art of clay shooting has been around for hundreds of years, and it has evolved into an Olympian sport.

  • The sport initially began when birds were set free from traps and people would shoot them. This is where the sport received the name of pigeon shooting. In 1903 the name was officially changed to clay pigeon shooting and no longer made use of live birds.
  • By 1860, shooters would aim at glass balls catapulted into the air. In 1882 brittle crockery was used, propelled from spring traps. Later, clay spherical discs were designed and have been used ever since.
  • As the sport became more popular, shotgun lovers started participating in it; however, these guns weren’t always suitable for the range. At our course, we use Beretta 12-gauge shotguns , with safety goggles and earplugs as mandatory pieces of safety equipment.

 

About Go Shooting

For over two decades, Go Shooting has been offering community members a chance to partake in the fun and excitement of clay target shooting. Founded by Russell and Lauryn Mark, both of whom have won Gold medals, they invite people of all skill levels to come and enjoy a day out in the sun firing at clay targets. For those who are just starting in the sport, you can book private sessions with them and receive the best coaching possible in the Melbourne area.

Contact us should you wish to book coaching sessions, require more information about clay target shooting, or what equipment you will need.

 

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