Jason aiming for Commonwealth Games glory
MURWILLUMBAH Pistol Club shooter Jason Faulkner has qualified for the NSW state team, securing his position in three remaining rounds of Commonwealth Games qualifiers.
Mr Faulkner will be representing NSW in the 10-metre air pistol and 50-metre free pistol events, which he says is a personal improvement from his last competitive shoot.
"When I made the national team to compete at the Oceania Championships in November I only made the 10m air pistol event, so this is great - I'm very happy with my inclusion in the two events."
The 42-year-old will compete in the Australian International Shooting Ltd Awards of Excellence in February, the Australian Cup 1 in March, and the National Championships in April.
For state team selection Mr Faulkner's overall score from a year of competition was considered, including his personal best of 567 out of 600 in the air pistol, which he shot at the Australian Shooting Games.
The Clothiers Creek father-of-five has made massive strides in his career, rising from novice shooter to Australia's ranked second air pistol shooter in a short period of 18 months.
He is seeking sponsorship from local businesses to help him achieve his Commonwealth Games dream.
"Sponsorship would be great at this point to assist with travel, accommodation, airfares and ammunition costs," he said.
The Commonwealth Games start in July 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland.