SSAA Monta Branch Inc
Location: 4.5 kms (SE) from Moonta on the Arthurton Road (Sign on corner of Royal Hotel & Bowling Green in Moonta).
Postal Address: PO Box 87, Moonta SA 5558
Club Contacts: Judy Read 0448 213 602
Shooters frequenting the beautiful York Peninsula in South Australia may wish to take their firearms along and visit the SSAA Moonta Club, which is situated just five kilometers from Moonta on the Moonta to Arthurton Road.
The club has three ranges, a clubhouse, toilets and a camping area. The main range is 200m and both the pistol and rimfire/silhouette/3P range are 100m. Among the 80 members, which include 11 women and 6 Juniors, with Hand Gun and all Silhouette Matches being the most popular.
The club held its first annual general meeting in 1980 and only began with six members. The first president was Ken Warren, Current President is Darren Nicholas.
A major focus of the club is introducing young people to the sport and fostering their skills. Currently there are four Air Rifles and two Rimfire Rifles available for visitors wishing to try their hand at the sport. Junior members are important and are given any assistance possible.
Three of the Moonta members have proven to be top shots: Will Godward, Brenton Pollard and Brian Trenwith.
Will has competed for Australia at World cups & Oceania Championships and represented Australia at the 2012 London Olympics, 2016 Rio Olympic Games & is currently aiming for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
As both a junior and senior, Brenton represented Australia in New Zealand, Germany and the USA. He was a reserve for the Sydney Olympics and served as a test shooter during the events. Brian is a masters grade shooter and was the four-gun winner in 1996 at the national field rifle and 3P championships. He has also represented Australian in trans-Tasman matches.