NEWS
Last Updated: 12 April 2018  | PO Box 3232 North Strathfield NSW 2137 Ph: 8736 1234
 
Member Firearms Insurance
As from 16 August 2016 all financial members have cover for their firearms and/or associated equipment whilst in transit, stored in a locked vehicle and/or building in accordance with State Law.

Traditionally, the responsibility of this insurance purchase has been left to the individual member but now, should you have no cover in place, the Association will provide cover under your memberhip (subject to the terms and conditions of the insurance policy).

This insurance is designed to protect each member up to $12,000 with the option to increase this limit to $25,000 for an additional $10 payable by the member. The policy has an excess of $50 each on every claim and protects members anywhere in Australia, 365 days of the year, plus overseas for 21 days in any one year.

Details or enquiries can be made to our insurance Broker, Marsh Advantage Insurance via: Lauren Coburn or Janine Hook
ASADA Athlete Warning - Higenamine
A warning has been issued to athletes about the prohibited substance Higenamine, following a flood of positive tests stemming from popular dietary supplements.

In just over a year, 13 Australian athletes from nine different sports have tested positive to Higenamine, which is prohibited both in and out of competition. This is in spite of a warning issued by ASADA in November 2016. Higenamine is often listed on the ingredient label of the supplements, however this is not always the case. As such, ASADA is reiterating its warning around the risk of supplements, as well as ways to help reduce that risk.

A blog has been published specifically about Higenamine, which includes the names of supplements known to cause positives, and have made several posts on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

https://www.asada.gov.au/news/athlete-warning-higenamine-supplements
Twitter: @anti_doping
Facebook: ASADAantidoping
Exclusion of Shooting at Commonwealth Games in 2022
The following website is gathering signatures to protest the exclusion of shooting from the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The site has over 37,000 signatures already.
The petition  is 'David Grevemberg: Include shooting in the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022'

The following letters from Shooting Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association explain the situation providing proof that they are doing their best on behalf of shooters.
1st Letter dated:   29th November 2017
2nd Letter dated:   2nd January 2018
3rd Letter dated:   18th January 2018
The PA Nationals is an approved competition for the shooting Australian Performance Series and as such it is a selection competition for international representation. This means that competitors vying for selection in the Australian Team to compete internationally will be required to shoot the 60 shot match in Women and Junior Women 10m Air Pistol.

Therefore at the 2018 PA National Championships competitors will be given the choice to shoot 40 or 60 shots. The score of the first 40 shots will determine finalists placings.

From 1st July 2018, 60 shot matches will apply to all Women and Junior Women 10m Air Pistol Events.
Gradings for Women:           M 570; A 550; B 525; C 489; D <480
Gradings for Junior Women: M 560; A 540; B 510; C 450; D <450
Changes to Women's Air Pistol Events
Stronger Country Communities Fund
The Stronger Country Communities Fund was established by the NSW Government to help deliver local infrastructure projects to regional communities. The objective of the fund is to provide the kind of infrastructure that improves the lives of local residents. The NSW Government has made available $200 million for local amenity and sporting infrastructure projects. Each eligible council will have a specified allocation of funding committed to projects in their area.

Round Two applications close for all councils 5pm Friday 4th May 2018, not sure if this refers to the body applying. Suggestion is to read the Guidelines and contact the government department which is available on the last page of the Guidelines.
Eligibility, assessment and approval process May to August 2018.