This term a number of international students have taken up rifle shooting through the Darfield Smallbore Rifle Club. Each Monday evening they go along to the club. It is currently held at the Hororata Domain while the Darfield shooting centre is being rebuilt. The international students have been so warmly welcomed. Current club leaders and members have spent lots of time teaching them how to shoot a rifle, and given them coaching advice and tips. There is a strong emphasis on safety which has allowed the students to enjoy a sport that they wouldn’t normally experience in their home country.
The international students are producing some good scores including a 93.3 by Koki Nagahama, an 86.1 by both Hiroaki Yokoo and Sarah Rawson (International Student Services Manger) and an 86 by Alexis Gregoire. The competition between students (and Sarah) is fierce! Other international students enjoying shooting on a regular basis include Chiara Frie, Leticia da Paixao, Lee Ann Roemmling and Stefany da Silva.
The international students and Sarah would like to thank Club President and Coach Craig Benbow and DHS students Hunter and Will Benbow, Jacob Spence and George Brown for all their help, and for such a wonderful introduction to a very fun sport!