Shooting Federation opens shooting range for members

Nigeria Shooting Federation President, Wole Madariola-Olumide.

Nigeria Shooting Federation President, Wole Madariola-Olumide.

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As part of its preparations for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio, the Nigeria Shooting Federation (NSF) has fully renovated its shooting range at the Abuja National Stadium and also lined up international competitions between September and December this year to get its athletes in top shape.

In a press release yesterday, NSF President, Wole Madariola-Olumide, said, “in the Federation’s bid to develop and encourage target shooting in Nigeria, the NSF has decided that the national shooting range at the National Stadium Abuja will be open to qualified and approved members of the public, who are interested in target shooting.”

The statement said the NSF President has put in place a temporary make-shift 10 metre range for use and “there is also a 25-metre and 50-metre range available for use. “The events are 10-metre with the usage of .177 calibre, which is of low caliber, 25-metre and 50-metre, which is high callibre of .22 events all for male and female.

“The range will be opened three days in a week- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with qualified trainers available who will be in attendance to assist each intending shooters.”

The NSF also disclosed that interested persons ready for registration and the screening process would be welcome for access into the shooting range.

“The interested persons should contact the NSF secretary general on telephone number: +2348187791900 and also get more information from the Federation’s website:”

Madariola-Olumide also confirmed the readiness of the Federation to participate and compete in three important International tournaments this year all in preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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