SSAA ACT Junior Development Section

Our Junior Development Section operates to introduce, develop and encourage the sport of target shooting for junior shooters over the age of 12. We also strive to promote firearms safety awareness to young persons and actively work with their parents and care givers who may also wish to become part of the shooting community.

SSAA ACT Instructors and qualified SSAA ACT Ranges Officers supervise juniors at all times. Beginners are very welcome and we have club rifles available to hire. During the course of each year juniors will also be introduced to different types of target shooting and disciplines on offer within the SSAA ACT. There will be opportunities for our more experienced juniors to visit other disciplines on our range complex and participate in their various shooting activities.

For further information please read our introduction.

Sessions are normally the 1st and 3rd Sundays 8.30 am to noon during school term time. However we also try to run an extra session on the 5th Sunday of the month to accommodate discipline visits and to make up for any lost sessions out of our control.

We have a comprehensive coaching program. This will undergo some major changes throughout 2016 to transition to a competency based system with a junior having a ‘log book’ to record their shooting experience. This will become their shooting CV if they want to move into other disciplines.

Contact: Miles
Mobile 0414 594 808

JDS 2018 Calendar






JDS - Sen. Margaret Reid Junior Bullseye Award (Round 1) &Training JDS -

23 Feb to 25 Feb SSAA ACT Stand at Royal Canberra Show, Juniors welcome to man the stand and promote the sport


Open Day No JDS but come along and volunteer


Training - Air Rifle introduction and training At the Air Shed Training


Easter shoot, grab some chocolate eggs and hunt the chocolate bunny

ACT School holidays 13th April 30th April No shooting


JDS - (Combined Services)


JDS - Training (Field Rifle-3P)


JDS - Sen. Margaret Reid Junior Bullseye Award (Round 2) Mothers Day Shoot


JDS - Discipline visit day (TBC)


JDS - Training (Silhouette postal)


JDS - Training


Junior Nationals Training and preparation Silhouette 3P and Field Rifle

ACT School holidays 6th July 23rd July No shooting








8th Annual Juniors and Supporters Challenge Field Rifle or 3P


JDS Competition Sen Margaret Reid Junior Bullseye Award Round 3


JDS Training (Silhouette)


JDS Competition Fathers Day Shoot and competition


JDS Training (Field Rifle Postal)

ACT School holidays 28th Sep 15th Oct No shooting


JDS Sen Margaret Reid Junior Bullseye Award Round 4


JDS Field Rifle / 3P (TBC)


JDS Silhouette training


JDS Training (Novelty Shoot, try something new) Our final shoot for the year.


JDS – Christmas Function BBQ and Awards (Annual Presentations)
Party, trophies presented by the branch President and discipline coordinators. Most Junior shooters will be eligible for prizes or recognition of achievement. This year we will be having a party for you to bring family and friends to. There will be prizes so make sure you show up.


JDS Meet, greet and Introduction


JDS Sen. Margaret Reid Junior Bullseye Award (Round 1) &Training JDS -


Open Day No Juniors but come along and volunteer (TBC)

*All dates and locations are subject to change. Please email if you have any questions.
Training includes sighting in, beginner instruction, open practice under supervision, safety and shooting technique instruction with novelty ‘fun’ shooting events.
We actively encourage our juniors to participate in other shooting disciplines that hold regular sessions within the Majura shooting complex. This not only ensures the future of our sport but encourages them to become lifelong club shooters. Many of our volunteers shoot different disciplines so feel free to ask them any questions you may have.


2018 SSAA National Junior Challenge
Field Rifle / 3 Positional / Silhouette / Air Rifle

SSAA ACT (Hector McIntosh Grove, Majura) is pleased to host the 2018 National Junior Challenge.  The National Junior Challenge is open to all junior SSAA members.

          Friday 13th July                      Rimfire Silhouette 40 shots (Practice starts at 7:30am, scrutineering from 8am and competition starts 9:30am sharp).
Scoped Air 10m Precision (Practice from mid-afternoon as Rimfire finishes then competition begins at 3pm if possible) (Pizza dinner supplied on the range).

Saturday 14th July                 SSAA 3P Rimfire (Practice starts at 7:30am, scrutineering from 8am and competition starts 9am). (Spit roast dinner and lots of trivia\games and prizes to be won in the main clubhouse Saturday night).
*Awards for Silhouette, Scoped Air and 3P will be presented at the dinner.

Sunday 15th July                   Field Rifle Rimfire (Practice starts at 7:30am, scrutineering from 8am and competition starts 9am).
Awards and Presentations upon completion.

The range will be open for registration, rifle certification, weigh and sighting in from 7.30am each morning. Competitors briefing will be at 9:00am for Silhouette.  For 3P and Field Rifle the briefing will be at 8:30am.  Matches will commence by 9:00am. Range facilities can cater for 60 competitors.  Early nomination is advisable.  Fees can be paid on the day provided the nomination is received in advance.

Nominations on the day can only be accepted if there are spaces still available.
Registrations will be available each day for juniors not competing in all events.

Nomination fees $70 for all four events or $20 per event.  As the number of places are limited it is recommended that Nominations be submitted by 31st May 2018.

Nomination forms are available on the SSAA website at

There are National Medals and prizes to be won, with aggregate medals for the under 15 and under 18 junior classes.

SSAA ACT has a number of air and .22 rimfire rifles available for juniors to use. Please advise us if you would like to reserve one. You will need to bring your grading cards and empty chamber indicators (we have a limited number for loan). Air will be available on site, please bring your adaptor.

There will be canteen facilities at the range supplying light meals, snacks, tea, coffee and cold drinks each day. Pizzas will be supplied Friday night (if you have special dietary needs you may need to supply your own light dinner).

The spit roast dinner with salads, limited soft drinks and desserts will be provided on Saturday night at the clubhouse. There will also be games and social activities. For Saturday’s dinner please advise us of any special dietary requirements and we will do our best to cater for them.

A Mentors Competition (for ages 18 to 21 years) will be held on Saturday and consist of a shortened mystery shoot with awards presented at the dinner. There will be no cost for the competitors wishing to participate in this event.

For further information contact our team via email:


Motel Accommodation

Caravan Parks \ Holiday Parks

Camping on SSAA Range

Camping on range permitted showers toilets and power available. Administrative cost of ten dollars per adult per night.

Information about Canberra Events and Points of Interest

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50 Hector McIntosh Grove, Majura ACT 2600

20l8 SSAA National Junior Challenge
Field Rifle / 3Positional / Silhouette / Air Rifle

Nomination Form


EMAIL ADDRESS.................………………………………………….…...….

CONTACT PHONE……………………………………….............…….……...

BRANCH………………SSAA No……....……SSAA Expiry Date…..............

Date of Birth:      /       /   

Complete for all matches:



Sharing Yes/No

Sharing with

Rifle required please circle


Silhouette RF






3 Positional RF





Field Rifle RF





Scoped Air 10m Precision










Number attending
All or list  individual attendees



Competition events




Dinner ($10 each - non competitors)




Camping ($10 per adult per night)




Total enclosed



Nomination fees are $70.00 for all four events or $20 an event.
(As the number of places are limited it is recommended that Nominations be submitted by 31st May 2018)

Please make cheques or money orders payable to: SSAA ACT Inc.
I will / will not be attending the Spit Roast Saturday evening.
(Dinner included in nomination fee for competitors.  $10 for non-competitors.)
Send nominations to:
National Junior Challenge
PO Box 232, Dickson
ACT 2602
Or email: