SAARA is the OFFICIAL and ONLY National Controlling Body for Air Rifle shooting in South Africa as recognised by the South African Shooting Sport Confederation (SASSCo), the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA).

24. 04. 21

Congratulations to the athletes who qualified for selection to the SAARA team that will represent South Africa at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, Germany from 31 May to 8 June 2024.

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From left to right. Lyjani Schonken, Suné Boshoff, Jo-Ann Serfontein, Isabella Cilliers and Emma Bornman.

Because of the Olympic games there is no ISSF World Cup event in Suhl scheduled for this year and we therefore decided to include the junior Athletes who qualified for their junior Protea colours in the team.

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They are, from the left: Jo-Ann Serfontein, Emma Bornman, Isabella Cilliers, and our reserve athlete, Anya Theart, as we can unfortunately only enter 5 athletes for the event.

All of the best with your preparations. It should be a very exiting experience as this event is just before the Paris 2024 Olympic games and we may see some of the best athletes in the world using this event as preparation for the Olympics.


24. 02. 25

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Isabella Cilliers set a new SAARA National Junior Ladies record in the 10M Olympic discipline at the 2024 SAARA NW Open on 24 February 2024, with a score of 618.0 in the decimal scoring system. Congratulations on this excellent performance in a high scoring match that had the spectators on the edge of their seats. We are looking forward to seeing many more performances like this and we are all very proud of you.

23. 12. 20
We had a very successful 2023 SAARA National Championship that was hosted by KZN on 6 and 7 October 2023. The match was very well attended and the three atletes who represented South Africa at the African Shooting Championships returned just in time to take part.
The 2022 National champions for the various disciplines are:
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Zelda Grové - 10M Sporter Women
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Jan-Hendrik Burmeister - 10m Sporter Men
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Jo-Ann Serfontein - 10m Olympic Women
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Gert Smit - 10M Olympic Men
Thanks to KZN and Martitzburg Collage for hosting a fantastic event, the SAARA exco who assisted and worked in the background to make sure everything is ready, the officials on the range and working in the stats office that kept thing going. A special thanks to the provinces, athletes and parent for your participation and support.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants for the excellent sportsmanship. You can all be proud of your achievements at the match and throughout the year in preparation for Nationals.
Johan Pienaar
SAARA Pesident
23. 12. 20
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Three SAARA ladies athletes on their way to Egypt to represent South Africa at the XVI African Shooting Championship. From left to right, Jo-Ann Serfontein, Lyjani Schonken and Suné Boshoff. This is the continental qualifying competition for the Paris 2024 Olympic games.
All of the best ladies and all the other athletes from South Africa taking part in the match.
23. 06. 23

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Suné Boshoff is now making a habit of breaking records.  Suné set a new SAARA National Junior Ladies record in the 10M Olympic discipline at the 2023 ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on 5 June 2023. Suné scored a 617.4 in the decimal scoring system. Congratulations on this excellent performance under tough international conditions. Keep up the hard work, you are a great ambassador for the sport and we are all very proud of you.

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