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The NRAA is the peak body of Fullbore shooting in Australia. Our mission is to promote and grow the sport of target rifle shooting, so that; more people participate and learn, with more successes; underpinned by a strong community with a culture of safety, commitment and enjoyment.
We are a full member of ICFRA (International Confederation of Full-Bore Rifle Associations) and participate in ICFRA World Championships – Commonwealth Games – as well as other significant International and National events
Check out our publication of our history
THE RIFLEMEN: A History of the National Rifle Association of Australia 1888–1988
Our Board Members
Steve Negus has a long history of leadership and administration at Club, District, State and National level. He is a past Captain of Mosman-Neutral Bay Rifle Club, served for many years on the Sydney Metropolitan District RA and was a NSWRA Councilor and Deputy Chair during the difficult struggle to retain tenure at ANZAC range. Steve is currently Vice-Captain of Canberra Rifle Club and is pleased to be able to assist the NRAA by serving as a Director again. He previously filled a casual vacancy on the NRAA in 2007 as Competition Director. Steve is a life member of the NSWRA and the DCRA.
Steve loves touring and enjoys the company of equally competitive and social shooters from around the globe. He has represented in Australian teams to NZ, Canada, and South Africa, with a special love of the Bisley experience. Winning of the Palma Match in 2019 is a highlight. Steve is a member of the 2024 Palma management group which is planning and training to retain the title in South Africa.
Individual successes have included winning several Queen’s Prizes in Australia and the Individual World Long Range Championships in NZ. These achievements were surpassed by watching his lovely wife, Donna, win the ACT Queens in 2019 and the NSW Grand Aggregate in 2021, the latter with a record score.
Steve also enjoys developing new shooters into recording better performances and loves helping with new shooter days and ACT Teams. Diversity in our sport and growth of all our shooting disciplines is a key aspiration.
Steve has engineering qualifications complemented by an MBA. As a Program and Project Director of complex infrastructure projects, Steve believes that these skills will be valuable to assist the NRAA Board to service the needs of our sport throughout Australia.
Matthew Rowe is a company secretary, an experienced company director and has held senior leadership and financial positions in for-purpose and not-for-profit organisations across Australia.
He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia, a solicitor of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland, a nationally accredited mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
Matthew also has experience in administrative investigations and complaint resolution, private legal practice and court work, as well as speech writing, general litigation practice and the development and implementation of business administration, financial management and legislative compliance systems.
Prior to becoming a lawyer he spent twelve years as a maritime warfare officer in a variety of Royal Australian Navy warships.
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Toni started her working career in banking and finance after successfully completing a Bachelor of Business degree and Masters of Applied Finance, later adding a Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management and managing retail banking products for State Bank of NSW and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Her career in sport started through volunteer roles as part of NSW Snowsports and NSW Biathlon Association, before moving into employed roles with the NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and BMX Australia. At BMX Australia, Toni was responsible for Participation, Coaching and Officiating and interaction with Clubs. With the merger to BMX Australia, Mountain Bike Australia and Cycling Australia into AusCycling, Toni’s role moved to setting up the new coaching and officials education courses for AusCycling including moving the courses on-line as part of the combining the education courses pathway across disciplines of AusCycling.
Toni has an extensive knowledge of Clubs and participation, State Sporting Organisations and the importance of their roles, high performance pathways and a member focus. She is currently a Director of Biathlon Australia and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge into fullbore shooting.
On the personal side, Toni is married with two children, with Toni’s daughter Lucy Glanville, having represented Australia in Biathlon at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Our Patron, Vice Patrons and President
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
The Patron of the National Rifle Association of Australia is His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.
David Hurley was sworn in as the Governor-General of Australia in July 2019. His Excellency was very happy to accept the role of Patron of the National Rifle Association of Australia, taking over from the previous Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove.
David Hurley is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon. He had a distinguished 42-year military career which included operations in Somalia and East Timor, and which culminated in the role of Chief of the Defence Force.
For more information see the official website of the Governor-General.
NRAA Vice Patron
NRAA Vice Patron
CSC ADC (Retd)
Bruce Scott is the son of a grazier, grandson of a World War I veteran and the Grandnephew of a Gallipoli veteran. Bruce grew up on the family grazing property near Roma where he learned to shoot at an early age – his father was a competent shotgun and pistol shooter. He completed his secondary school education in Queensland. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Bruce served the Australian Defence Force for 44 years attaining Brigadier rank and enjoyed a variety of commands. He transferred from the Regular Army to the Army Reserve in 2001. His operational deployments include Malaysia, Somalia and Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the Australian Army Command and Staff College and is the recipient of honours and awards for distinguished and conspicuous service to Australia. Bruce is currently the Colonel Commandant of the Royal Queensland Regiment and an Honorary Aide de Camp to the Governor General of Australia.
NRAA Member Representatives
Russell Le Maitre
Australian Capital Territory Councillor
North Queensland Councillor
New South Wales Councillor
Northern Territory Councillor
South Australia Councillor
Albert van wyk
Western Australia Councillor