ISSF referee David Goodfellow at MSSF competition in Bidnija

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 22:00

The Malta Air-Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club recently had the honour to be visted by international shooting referee Mr David Goodfellow to referee the airgun shooting competitions at the Bidnija Airgun ranges. Mr Goodfellow is a world renown referee and was recently elected as the head of jury at the India Pre-Commonwealth Games. He was also selected by the International Olympic Committee to organize the refeering of the target shooting events in the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Mr Goodfellow was very pleased to be shown around the ranges at Bidnija and commented highly on the dedication of the MSSF and MARPSC staff as well as for our shooters. After the competitions, he was presented with a club momento by MSSF pro Mr Edwin Vella. After the shooting events ended, Mr Goodfellow presented the medals to the winners of the various shooting events namely:

Air-Rifle: William Vella (Gold), Lawrence Darmanin (Silver), Michael Xuereb (Bronze).

Air-Pistol [Women]: Eleanor Bezzina (Gold), Shirley Templeman (Silver), Josette Calleja (Bronze)

Air-Pistol [Men]: Ray Cacciattolo [Gold].

This week MARPSC will also be bringing over to Malta the Welsh International Pistol Coach – Mr John Kelman, to organise a week long coaching clinic for the local air-pistol shooters in preparation for next year’s Games of the Small States of Europe to be held in Liechtenstein.

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