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Our Grounds at Yering

The grounds at our current location of Victoria Road, Yering were formed in 1965 when the members of Camberwell Clay Target Club sought a new location.

The Camberwell Clay Target Club, located on Bulleen Road, held their last shoot on the 3rd of April, 1965 and the first official shoot at the Lilydale Clay Target Club at the current grounds was on the 7th of August, 1965. G.J Jones was the President and W. R Johns the secretary. DTL was the only discipline held at the club around that time.

The club made steady progress with A. D McCulloch as president from 1966 to 1967 with R. W Fox taking over the helm in 1967 until 1969. Four DTL Layouts & skeet were in operation.

It was in 1968 that the club took a big leap forward when the nearby Croydon & District Clay Target Club, which was located on Maroondah Hwy at Hughes Park, was to close due to expansion.

A decision was held at a special meeting at Lilydale Clay Target Club on 01/05/1968 to merge the two clubs and operate from the Lilydale Clay Target Club grounds at Victoria Road in Lilydale.  (This location is now designated as being in the locality of Yering.)

Major Events

Here are some of the major events during the clubs history.


1965 - Move to Lilydale


1973 - Trench installation

The 1981 Nationals were regarded as the biggest shooting event in the southern hemisphere

1981 - Nationals