Two weeks ago our boys competed over two days at the GPS Rifle Shooting Competition, and on day one Newington took out both events contested. In the Rawson Cup they finished first after winning both stages, dropping one point from our eight shooters out of a possible 280. In the NRA Shield Newington finished first again. This shield was first shot in 1885 with Newington last recording victory in 1923.
On the second day the 2nds competed for the Premiership and Newington where dominant in winning by 10 points. The 1sts refocused for the Buchanan Shield, in which the final result came down to the last shooters of the day with Newington finishing just three points ahead of SBHS.
This meant that Newington was not only GPS Premiers but also GPS Champions. The last time Newington won the Premiership was in 1935. This year is the first time ever that Newington has won all three stages to become GPS Champions.
Congratulations to the boys who all showed excellent nerve and spirit to bring home such comprehensive results for the ‘New’ Rifle Shooting team.