Webbs in Australian rifle squad
SHOOTING: Christmas came early this week for Gillian Enslin-Webb and her husband Darren Webb.
The two talented shooters, who live at Apple Tree Creek, found out they had qualified for the Australian squad that will contest the World Long Range Rifle Shooting Championships in October, 2011.
Making the achievement even more special is the fact that the two will be competing right here in Queensland, with Brisbane to host the titles.
Both are thrilled about competing on home soil.
The couple have been shooting together for almost 20 years and they make a pretty good team.
Gillian introduced Darren to the sport and he soon found he had a knack for it.
The couple have represented Australia in long range rifle shooting since 2003.
Before that the two represented Zimbabwe before emigrating in 2001.
The two have had a lot of success in the sport.
Darren won the individual event in the World Long Range Rifle Shooting Championships in 1999.
The titles are held every four years and are the shooting community’s equivalent to the Olympics.
Gillian was the top scorer in the championships in 2007, when they were held in Canada – so both are capable of big things as they look towards Brisbane.