The Austrian Air Rifle Club

Monthly competition results were:

May June July

1 Phil Angilley 408.2 Kathleen Birrell 405.7 Phil Angilley 416.2

2 Larissa Kalt 399.6 Stephen Birrell 394.1 Greg Aghayan 393.1

3 Stephen Birrell 397.5 Danny Stasenka 394.0 Stephen Birrell 388.0

The competition in May was The Young Guns/Golden Oldies competition with the winners being Larissa Kalt on 346 and Walter Roth on 316 respectively. Shields engraved with their names have been added to each trophy.

Our Winter Championship was held on 13 June 2017 with Phil Angilley coming out on top with a handicapped score of 409.8.

Air Rifle Clubs around NSW hold postal shooting

competitions where targets can be shot at the home club and mailed to the club holding the competition. There are strict guidelines to submit these targets for a competition. This allows members to compete against other clubs without needing to travel. Recently Greg Aghayan and Terry McCracken both won Gold in postal shoots.

The Austrian Air Rifle Club occasionally have families who shoot together, husband and wife, father and son but rarely is it father and daughter. Steve Birrell has been shooting targets since joining Manly Small Bore Club at age 14 (44 years ago) and has represented City, NSW and Australia at target rifle shooting. This is his second time as a member, now bringing 13 year old Kathleen with him. Kathleen is somewhat unique as her first shoot was at the National Championships in Queensland at age 11. Some frantic coaching on practice day saw some success and she has been hooked ever since. She finds the “different” physical and mental challenges of shooting is what attracts her to the sport. At a recent competition at the Hubertus Club Kathleen finished third in her grade and big sister Eileen, who shoots with the Cabramatta Shooting Club, won the “C” Grade Championship. Dad (aka the taxi driver) is truly happy that the girls have a love of the sport that has given him so much.


The air rifle club meets at the Austrian Club Sydney every Tuesday night at 7:30pm.

Interested in the Austrian Air Rifle Club? Please contact Danny Stasenka for details on 9975-3383.