NRAA Welcome Letter

National Rifle Association of Australia Limited
ABN 91 373 541 259

PO Box 414, Carina, QLD, 4152
Tel: 07 3398 1228; Fax: 07 3398 3515
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It is with sincere and warm wishes we welcome the Great Britain Rifle Team to Australia this year to compete in the World Long Range Championships at Belmont Shooting Complex in Queensland.

Competition between our two nations has always been fierce since the first Australian Team ventured to the UK to shoot in the Imperial Meeting at Wimbledon in 1886.  We expect nothing less on this occasion.

The conduct of the "Australia Match" and the "Palma" Teams during the World Championships, the two most prestigious full-bore shooting team events for many in our sport, will bring out that fierce competitive spirit between our nations once again.  With it however also brings to the fore with that competitiveness the wonderful friendship and camaraderie that exists between both our countries.  I suppose it can only be compared with cricket when we are competing for "The Ashes" (and perhaps less said about that at the moment the better).

To John Webster and his team, we embrace you once again in representing Great Britain and look forward as we always do to welcoming new and old friends on the first occasion that these championships have been held in Australia.

May you return home with fond memories and maybe a few spoils of achievement during your stay with us.