21. 10. 11
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We had a very successful 2021 SAARA National Championship that was hosted by North-West on 8 and 9 October 2021 and it was heart-warming to see so many of our top athletes on the range despite the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. We witnessed some excellent shooting and the competition was very close, particularly among the ladies, where the tension in the qualifying rounds was very high and ties had to be broken twice in the finals.

The 2021 National champions for the various disciplines are:

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Georgia de Waal – 10m Sporter Women

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Emile Hugo – 10m Sporter Men

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Arabella Barco – 10m Olympic Women

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AD Le Hanie – 10m Olympic Men

Congratulations to all the athletes who took part and achieved some great results and thanks to the parents and supporters of the sport for the work that went into the preparation of the athletes throughout the year. A special thanks the organisers and officials who worked behind the scenes to make a great success of this event.

Johan Pienaar - SAARA President.

21. 04. 02
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  December - 2021  
     
  Friday, 10 December 2021 - Saturday, 11 December 2021  
  SAARA Western Cape Open SAARA Open
     
  February - 2022  
     
  Friday, 25 February 2022 - Saturday, 26 February 2022  
  SAARA NW Open SAARA Open - ST - Suhl
     
  April - 2022  
     
  Friday, 22 April 2022 - Saturday, 23 April 2022  
  SAARA Gauteng Open SAARA Open
     
  May - 2022  
     
  Monday, 9 May 2022 - Friday, 20 May 2022  
  ISSF Junior WC - Suhl Int Tour
     
  Friday, 27 May 2022 - Saturday, 228 May 2022  
  SAARA KZN Open SAARA Open
     
  June - 2022  
     
  Friday, 24 June 2022 - Saturday, 25 June 2022  
  SAARA OVL Open  SAARA Open
     
  August - 2022  
     
  Friday, 26. August 2022 - Saturday, 27 August 2022  
  SAARA LIM Open SAARA Open
     
  October - 2022  
     
  Friday, 7 October 2022 - Saturday, 8 October 2022  
  SAARA Nationals 2022 - OVL SAARA SAS
     
  December - 2022  
     
  Friday, 9 December 2022 - Saturday, 10 December 2022  
  SAARA Open (TBA) SAARA Open
21. 02. 28
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 Looks like this is becoming a feature of every SAARA open, the U 12 prone record was broken again at the 2021 NW Open. Congratulations to Migael Moulder for setting a new SAARA National record in the Under 12 Prone discipline in Klerksdorp on 27 February 2021. SAARA introduced this new discipline to develop the sport to encourage younger athletes to take up the shooting sport. The match is conducted as a 40 shot match in the prone position using a sporter rifle.

Migael shot a score of 380 / 400, improving on the previous record set in January 2021. Keep up the good work Migael, you are making us proud.

21. 02. 28
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 Migale Moulder GP 2021

Yes it happened again, the U 12 prone record was broken again at the 2021 GP Open. Congratulations to Migael Moulder for setting a new SAARA National record in the Under 12 Prone discipline in Roodepoort on 25 April 2021. SAARA introduced this new discipline to develop the sport to encourage younger athletes to take up the shooting sport. The match is conducted as a 40 shot match in the prone position using a sporter rifle.

Migael shot a score of 387 / 400, improving on his previous record set in February 2021. Keep up the good work Migael, you are making us proud.

21. 01. 17
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We had a successful 2020 SAARA National Championships that was hosted by Gauteng under strict Covid-19 regulations. We could not shoot the 2020 Nationals in 2020 as planned and we decided to host the event on 15 – 16 January 2021 using 2020 age groups. Unfortunately some athletes could not attend but we had a good turnout and most of the top athletes on the SAARA matrix took part. It was the first time that we shot our new U12 prone development event at Nationals and Zela Grové won this event with a new South African record.

The National champions for the various disciplines are:

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Tegan Vogel – 10m Sporter Women

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Keenan Rajah – 10m Sporter Men

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Jo-Ann Serfontein – 10m Olympic Women

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Barto Pienaar – 10m Olympic Men

Thanks to the 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

21. 01. 17
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Congratulations to Zelda Grové for setting a new SAARA National record in the Under 12 Prone discipline at the 2020 SAARA National Championships. SAARA introduced this new discipline to develop the sport to encourage younger athletes to take up the shooting sport. The match is conducted as a 40 shot match in the prone position using a sporter rifle.

Zelda scored a 372 / 400, improving on her previous record set in Novemver 2020. Keep up the good work Zelda, you are making us proud.

20. 11. 01
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Zelda

Congratulations to Zelda Grové for setting a new SAARA National record in the Under 12 Prone discipline at the 2020 OVL / Gauteng open. SAARA introduced this new discipline to develop the sport to encourage younger athletes to take up the shooting sport. The match is conducted as a 40 shot match in the prone position using a sporter rifle.

Zelda scored a 368 / 400. An excellent performance making SAARA and South Africa proud. Keep up the good work Zelda, we hope to see many new records from you in the future.

20. 09. 01
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Please note that SAARA received permission to resume our sporting activities.

We are putting plans in place to get up to speed again and to get ready for the new season that will be starting soon. For this season we are planning a SAARA open match on 30-31 October 2020 and the SAARA National championships for 2020 on 15-16 January 2021 (taking part under 2020 age groups). The confirmation of the venues and arrangements for these matches will follow shortly.

Please note that Gisela Pretorius has been appointed as the SAARA Covid-19 compliance officer and all clubs, who has not done so to date, must forward their details and confirmation of the measures being implemented as soon as possible.

The following measures will be taken at all training sessions and matches:

  • Each training facility will appoint a designated COVID-19 Compliance officer.
  • All athletes, officials and coaches will be screened using a Contactless Infrared Thermometer and all persons not meeting the temperature requirements will be turned away.
  • A register will kept of all persons entering our facilities with the following information:
    • Full names;
    • Residential address;
    • Cellphone number
    • E-mail address
    • Contact details of a person or persons that living in the same residence as the person attending training and matches.
  • No spectators will be allowed.
  • All persons on the range (Athletes, coaches and officials) shall wear face masks at all times. Athletes may remove their masks on the firing point during the competition.
  • The range will be sanitised before and after each training session or match.
  • Hand sanitisers and spare face masks will be made available as required.
  • Firing point surfaces will be sanitised after each relay before a new athlete starts using the firing point.
  • Firing points will be spaced to meet social distancing requirements.
  • Surgical gloves will be worn by all range officers and officials while handling paper targets and all scoring equipment. Computers and scanner will be sanitised after each relay.
  • No refreshments and food will be served during training sessions or matches and athletes, coaches and officials must provide their own refreshments, that may not be shared with other people in attendance.
  • Designated bathroom facilities will be made available that will be sanitised on a regular basis.

Stay healthy.

Regards.

Johan Pienaar

SAARA President

20. 03. 17
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In light of the announcement on 15 March 2020 regarding the declaration of a National Disaster to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus and further directives received from SASSCo and SASCOC the SAARA council decided to suspend all SAARA competitions until further notice.

We will monitor the situation regarding the planned international participation of our junior Protea and development teams later this year. Should the situation change towards a positive outlook a special trials match will be arranged to allow all eligible athletes to qualify.

We will assess the impact of these measures on the rest of our shooting calendar and reschedule matches where possible. We will keep you informed of any further developments through our normal communications channels.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this regard. We encourage all athletes to continue to practice and maintain their skills through individual sessions or smaller training groups. Please follow all official guidelines to protect yourself and to prevent the spread of infections.

Stay healthy and best regards.

Johan Pienaar

SAARA President

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