National Referee Council (NRC)

National Referee Council (NRC)



The National Referee Council (NRC) is the body within Pistol Australia (PA) responsible for ‘officiating’. As such, the NRC has developed and implemented range official's courses covering all the events conducted under PA control. The PA range official's qualifications currently available through the PA Affiliates include Range Officers and Judges A & B.

Range Officer;

  • ISSF (includes Mayleigh Cup)
  • Service Pistol (includes WA1500 Match)
  • Black Powder
  • Metallic Silhouette
  • Action Pistol 

Judge B - As for Range Officer qualifications

Judge A

  • All PA events
  • Metallic Silhouette
  • Action Pistol

The NRC is also responsible for the formulation of the rules for the PA events (PA Service, Black Powder, and Metallic Silhouette matches). The NRC’s structure is:

  • NRC Director; elected by the PA Executive for a three-year term.  The current Director is Sharon Reynolds.
  • Eight (8) NRC Councilors, one from each State Associaton, elected by the PA Executive for a two-year term.  The current Councilors are: 
    • Carol Coombs (WA)
    • Bill Low (NT)
    • Jenny Gregory (ACT)
    • Brian Johnson (NSW)
    • Peter Davis (VIC)
    • Carl Tooth (SA)
    • Margaret Baker (QLD)
  • The President of Pistol Australia Inc acts as an ex-officio member of the Council.
  • One member of the Council may be elected as the NRC Secretary if the Director or the Council so wish.

In addition to the NRC the State Associations also have State Referee Councils (SRCs).  While the NRC is responsible for appointing the Jury and supervising the PA National Championships and the qualification of PA Judges, the SRCs are responsible for appointing the Jury and supervising the Affiliate State Championship and Open competitions and the qualification of PA Range Officers. The also NRC provides a range of resources for the pistol sport, including:

  • Rule books for all the PA events, ISSF and Action Pistol; available through the PA Affiliate offices, and the PA Office.
  • Web-based information; regularly updated to cover a newsletter, rule amendments and interpretations, a Q&A service on the rules, etc.
  • Guides for Range Officers; available for download from the resources web pages.
  • Scoring aids; for ISSF finals.

Click here to access the National Referee Council (NRC) web page.