About our sport

Target Rifle South Australia (TRSA) is the representative organisation in South Australia for the Olympic and Commonwealth Games shooting disciplines of .22 Smallbore Rifle and .177 Air Rifle target shooting.

It was one of the original sports in the first modern Olympics in 1896, and boasted the largest number of participants.  It has been part of the Olympic Games ever since.

We are affiliated with Target Rifle Australia (TRA) and through TRA with Shooting Australia, and ultimately the ISSF, the International  Shooting Sports Federation.

The sport of  Smallbore (.22 Rifle) and Air Rifle (.177) target shooting  is one of the most popular sports around the world. It is enjoyed by millions of people, men and women of all ages, able bodied and disabled.

As well as being an Olympic sport, like many other sports, most people do it for fun, and our members range in age from about 10 through to over 70 years.  Some members are simply, “social shooters” and will compete at whatever level they feel comfortable. For this reason, many of our competitions are graded, or  handicapped.

Coaching is available at no cost to any member in our sport.

In South Australia we have a well equipped State Range where coaches are prepared to assist anyone almost any weekend, a variety of clubs in the country and metropolitan areas most of which have accredited coaches and equipment for beginners to use.

Our members enjoy the competition offered to all at the State and/or National level, and those who strive for the perfection required to be the very best will be guided and assisted to achieve their goals.

The sport has a number of disciplines, the International disciplines of Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle Prone, and Smallbore Rifle Three Position, and more recently we have also been including events for Benchrest competition and Sporting Rifles which are now starting to become popular amongst our membership.

Events for physically disabled shooters are also strongly contested up to the Paralympic level.