Shooting couple aim for titles

“IT’S AS bad as waiting for exam results.”

That’s what Darren Enslin reckons waiting to find out whether he and his wife, Gillian Webb-Enslin, have qualified for the Australian squad that will contest the World Long Range Rifle Shooting Championships feels like.

Making the wait even more significant for the Apple Tree Creek couple is the fact that the championships will be hosted by Australia for the first time in Brisbane in 2011.

The two have shared their passion for shooting for almost 20 years and they would both love to make the side.

They both did well in the trials and in a week and a half they should find out whether they have made the squad.

A National Rifle Association board meeting will be held next weekend and the competitors should find out if they have made the side soon after that.

“I shot pretty well and so did Gillian,” Enslin said.

Gillian finished third best on scores and Enslin finished 10th best but it will come down to more than just the scores at the trial – the board will look over a wide range of factors, Enslin said.

“It comes down to consistency.”

Enslin competed in the New Zealand Championships earlier this year.



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