Bordertown Clay Target Club targets to upgrade their trap

The Bordertown Clay Target Club is hoping to put Bordertown on the map to host the 2020 South Australian Masters Games. 

Bordertown Clay Target Club president Brian Jarrett said there had been talk of the Masters Games coming to the Tatiara and the club had applied for a grant to help purchase a new clay trap costing around $14,000.

“We are very interested in participating in helping host the Masters Games so we’ve applied for a grant to upgrade one of our clay traps,” Mr Jarrett said.

“They expressed interest specifically in the Clay Target Club and that’s another reason to upgrade our trap.” 

Mr Jarrett said one of the two traps is 35 years old and is in need of replacing. 

“There are constantly things going wrong with it,” Mr Jarrett said. 

“It doesn’t throw continental targets and it slows things down for everyone.

“We have people come from Horsham, Mt Gambier, Murray Bridge to attend our meetings and we are mindful of the fact we don’t want to send people home late.”

Mr Jarrett said if the council provided the grant to replace the clay trap there would be a greater chance of the Tatiara hosting the Masters Games.

“All forms of sport will be in the Masters Games for 2020 if it comes to Bordertown,” he said.

“There will be tennis and bowls and clay target shooting.”

Mr Jarrett said the upgrade would be beneficial not only for the Masters Games but all round. 

“SAPSA give you better shoots if we get better facilities, they allocate different shoots around the year and if we upgrade it it’s better all round.”

The Tatiara District Council Director of Corporate Community Services Kingsley Green said the council had made a submission to Sports SA to hold the games in the Tatiara.

“They are getting back to us shortly,” Mr Green said.

The Tatiara District Council is still in the process of determining whether the Bordertown Clay Target club will receive the requested grant.