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About

 

1968 - 1974:

The Sunshine Coast Shooting Club Inc. was first formed in 1968 on a one acre plot of land along Maroochydoore Road, Kunda Park.
Originally founded by president Bob Trinder and secretary Charlie Cobb (and approx. six other original members) the club continued on the site until 1974 when the land was purchased by the Queensland government for industrial land development.
Today an Endeavour workshop stands on the site originally inhabited by the club.
At its peak during this time, membership reached 20 members and Free Pistol and Centre Fire matches were the preferred form of competition. 

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1974-1977: 

After the purchase of the original site, the club re-located onto leased farmland owned by Mrs McMartins off Le Foes Road at Bli Bli, and continued until development across the river caused the club to once again look for suitable remote land.
Despite the search (and subsequent purchase in 1977 of a new site), shooting continued at the Bli Bli site until about 1979.
Peak membership during this era was approx. 70 members. 

1977- present day: 

In 1977 land totalling 1.110 hectares was purchased from Don McNiven for an estimated sum of $5000! at the corner of Kiamba and Cooloolabin Road, Yandina, and where the club is still located to this day. 
Letters to members dated 6/09/1981 requesting them to attend a working bee to help build ranges seem to indicate that development work commenced on or around this time.
The now defunct Maroochy Shire Council assisted with heavy equipment to perform earthworks at the site, and Secretary Frank Davis was personally responsible for a large amount of the development and shed construction in these early years. 

Current membership of the club is approx. 100 members and new members are always welcome.