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19. 10. 02
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Congratulations to Diaego Barco for setting a new SAARA National record (both Senior and Junior) in the 10M Sporter Men's discipline at the 2019 SAARA National Championships on 27 september 2019.

Diaego scored a 554 improving the previous record of 545 set in 2016 by a impressive margin. An excellent performance making SAARA and South Africa proud.


19. 04. 01
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Congratulations to the following SAARA athletes selected to represent South Africa at the 2019 ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, that will be held from 12 to 20 July 2019.

From left to right: Manager - Daleen van Staden. Junior Proteas - Tristan Swanepoel, HJ van Staden, Shellaine de Villiers, Caitlin Oeleofse (withdrawn), Martelize Pretorius (withdrawn). Development Athletes - Nadine Nel, Hanja Pretorius. Coach - Johan Oelofse.

We wish you all of the best with your preparation and trust that you will do us proud at this 25th anniversary of the Suhl match.


19. 02. 24
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Congratulations to Pierre Basson, Tanya Snyders and Barto Pienaar (in the back row) who were selected to represent South Africa at the ISSF World Cup in Munich at the end of May 2019.

Pierre Basson (Sr) will be tha team manager and Johan Pienaar the Coach.

 All of the best with your preparations. Make us proud.

18. 10. 08
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2018 Champs

Photo courtesyof Daleen Van Staden

The 2018 SAARA National champions from left to right Arabella Barco (10m Sporter Women), Barto Pienaar (10m Olympic Men), Tanya Snyders (10m Olympic Women) and James Snell (10m Sporter Men). Congratulations to you and all the other athletes who took part and won trophies, medals, performance badges and earned their SAARA Association colours at this event.

We had a very successful 2018 SAARA National Championships that was hosted by KZN and shot in Durban. This was the first time that we shot the precision events on electronic targets at Nationals and although it is still a learning experience everything went smoothly. Although we did not have as many entries as in the past, particularly in the sporter disciplines, the performance levels was very high with two new South African National records for Barto Pienaar (with a score of 620.8 in the 10m Olympic men’s event) and Desirie du Toit (with a score of 547 in the 10m Sporter women’s event). It was also hart warming to see some young rising stars performing very well.

Thank to Piet du Plooy and his team who organised the event and to my management team and other people who helped on the range to set up equipment, act as officials, help in the stats room with scoring and supported the athletes throughout the event.

Johan Pienaar

SAARA President

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