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Field & Game Nationals

Field & Game Nationals

Field & Game Nationals Return To East Gippsland

The Bairnsdale Field & Game Club are set to host 500-600 competitors for the Australian Simulated Field clay target event, which begins Friday (November 1).

Competitors shoot 250 clay targets over the 3 day event, with this the second consecutive year that the club will host the event, a rare honour bestowed as a result of the success of the 2018 National Championships.

Bairnsdale has hosted the event three times prior to 2019, in 1998, 2008 and 2018, with the club's infrastructure often referred to as some of the best in Australia.

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The prestigious title is a major draw card, bringing competitors from all over Australia, an estimated 80% of entries will come from areas outside East Gippsland and Wellington.

The event is an economic boost for the region, with competitors booking accommodation as far afield as Lakes Entrance, Metung, Paynesville, Bruthen & Sale.

BFGA President, Michael Crane said the club was excited to be hosting the event a second time in as many years.

“It’s great for the club and the community, with the current drought situation making it hard for businesses and families, we’re thrilled to be able to bring an event like this back to East Gippsland," Crane said.

"Based on the modelling of similar events like the Trap Nationals in Roma, we know this is a multi million dollar opportunity for the region and we’re working hard to make sure people want to return after it’s over too”.

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