South African Shooting Sport Confederation
SASSCO Logo.jpeg
SportShooting
JurisdictionSouth Africa
AbbreviationSASSCo
AffiliationISSF[1]
Regional affiliationAfrican Shooting Sport Federation (ASSF)
HeadquartersSedibeng
Location17 Caledon Rivier Street, SE 4, Vanderbijlpark 1911
PresidentHennie Jacobs[2]
SecretaryDave Wilson
Official website
www.sassf.co.za
South Africa

South African Shooting Sport Confederation (SASSCo) formerly known as South African Shooting Sport Federation (SASSF) is the governing body for shooting sports in South Africa. SASSCo is the highest body responsible for the development and promotion of target shooting sports in South Africa. SASSCo is registered with both SASCOC and Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) as the officially recognised overall federation for shooting sports in South Africa, and is also affiliated to the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) and the African Shooting Sport Federation (ASSF).

History

The South African Shooters Union (SASU) was established in the 1990s as a result of the need for only one representative federation governing each sporting activity in South Africa as required by government's policy. The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), the world governing body for shooting sports subsequently suggested a name change to South African Shooting Sport Federation (SASSF).[3]

SASSF's (now South African Shooting Sport Confederation (SASSCo)) affiliate member associations compete in International Olympic Committee (IOC) events in addition to non-IOC sanctioned events. SASSF holds the international affiliation from ISSF on behalf of the Olympic events-member associations while the non-Olympic events-member associations competing in international competitions hold the international affiliation for those events.[3]

Affiliates

This is a list of affiliates of SASSCo.[4][5]

Affiliates and sport shooting clubs help in the promotion and development of the various codes and disciplines of sport shooting among all enthusiasts across various age and gender groups in South Africa with tournaments being held to boost the popularity of the sport.[6][7][8][9][10] Sport shooting is a small but growing sport in South Africa with schools also investing in facilities and coaching.[11][12]

Tournaments

Further information: Category:Shooting competitions in South Africa

Sport shooters

Further information: Category:South African sport shooters

Further information: Category:Olympic shooters of South Africa

See also

References

  1. ^ "International Shooting Sport Federation : ISSF member federations". ISSF. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  2. ^ "South African Shooting Sport Federation". sascoc.co.za. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Clarification on the difficulties encountered pertaining to affiliation to SASCOC". SASSF. p. 1. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  4. ^ "CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH AFRICAN SHOOTING SPORTS CONFEDERATION "SASSF"" (PDF). SASSF. p. 8. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  5. ^ "Affiliates". SASSF. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  6. ^ "New sport aims for exciting fun". northglennews.co.za. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  7. ^ "Shooting For Gold". ysn.co.za. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  8. ^ "Flagship pistol match hosted in Cullinan". tabsolutions.co.za. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  9. ^ "A Club with a view". gunafrica.co.za. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  10. ^ "Hunting market". sportstrader.co.za. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  11. ^ "Shooting at Maritzburg College". maritzburgcollege.co.za. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  12. ^ "SHOOTING". bishops.org.za. Retrieved 2017-10-20.