SSAA’s Shot Expo in Sydney has been postponed amid concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Expo was scheduled for June this year, but the Sporting Shooter’s Association of Australia NSW and the national body have decided to postpone the event after government advice surrounding “non-essential” gatherings of more than 500 people.
The two-day event at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney is one of the Association’s showcase events for the year, and was expected to attract thousands of attendees. SSAA’s NSW Board and Chief Executive Officer have been meeting regularly in the past few weeks regarding the event, along with SSAA National and the promoter, Level Up Events. SSAA does not take this decision lightly, with the Association monitoring the events relating to COVID-19 closely.
“The matter will be kept under constant review and any changes will be announced via the SSAA website and e-mail,” said SSAA NSW Chief Executive Officer, Jai Rowell.
“We regret having to take this action, but the health and wellbeing of our members must remain our first priority.”
At all times the Association has focused on the safety our members, volunteers, staff, exhibitors and the general public.
“Our first priority is safety, and we do not feel that we can proceed with the Expo in the current climate,” said SSAA’s National President, Geoff Jones.
The Shot Expo was scheduled to take place at the Rosehill Racecourse Gardens in New South Wales on June 20-21, 2020; a new date has not yet been decided.
In other COVID-19 related news affecting the Association and its members, the Benchrest Centrefire Nationals event scheduled to take place in Canberra at Easter 2020 has been cancelled and all overseas team travel has too been cancelled. Follow the website for developing updates.