Trapshooting (also known as Clay Target Shooting) is an exciting sport that involves the use of shotguns to shoot flying clay targets in a very safe and controlled environment. Shooters can compete both individually and as a team, from club level right up to competing at the Olympics. Shooters are taught by experienced and trained shooters in all aspects of safe firearm handling and the required skills to become a competitive shooter.
The Trapshooting season takes place from around the beginning of the school year through to approximately the end of September when the National Secondary School Shooting Championships are held. Although, once a member of the Dunedin Clay Target Club you are welcome to shoot any club shoots at Dunedin or any other club in NZ at your leisure. The season will be made up of a series of practices with your school’s assigned coach at a time that suits the coach and shooters, and a number of competitions held over the lower South Island.
All practices will take place at the Dunedin Clay Target Club located just south of Waldronville. A firearms licence is not required to shoot, as all school shooters will be under direct supervision of their coach and other club personnel.