Geraldton clay target shooter wants more women to take up sport
Cindy Appleton thinks it’s a crying shame so few women shoot in Geraldton.
“I suppose it’s seen more like a man’s sport,” she said.
“But it’s inclusive, it’s for the elderly, the disabled, juniors and everyone. I think that if we can engage women, then we bring in their families.
“That’s really how we get more people in.”
Appleton, who used to be a pistol shooter, joined the Geraldton Clay Target Club just under two years ago.
Her then partner and now husband Rodney had been shooting “since he was in nappies” and he had a lot to do with why she became interested.
Appleton said she was the only active female shooter at the club and one of only two women who shot.
“You have some people who live around here whingeing about the noise, but when you look at the amount of money it generates for Geraldton, it’s definitely worth it,” Appleton said.
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