Contact: Peter Reece
Tel: 246 437 4930
Sports shooting has always been popular on the island, both competitively, and from a wildfowler’s perspective. Barbados has several shooting options scattered across the island, but the Kendal Sports facility is very special and popular with visitors. The club takes a little finding, as it is situated in 70 acres of Barbados countryside just a few miles from Six Roads in the South of the island. Both the shooting and the social facilities are excellent, and there are many other attractions to occupy groups if there is only one shooter in the family.
Kendal Sporting has excellent clay shooting ranges, indoor and outdoor pistol ranges, a spacious bar and restaurant area, swimming pool, croquet green and expert instructors. Guns are available for hire and the highest safety rules are in operation. The facility has a country club ambience and is well worth a visit.
The Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association and Barbados Rifle Association also offer excellent shooting facilities, especially for the more competitive marksmen. Some of the best shooters have represented Barbados in top international competitions, including the Olympics. The Rifle Association was founded in 1904 with military assistance, and it has a colourful and interesting history.
Sporting Barbados magazine was introduced in 1998 and remains an annual sports tourism publication that extols the virtues of the sporting and leisure activities of Barbados.
It is particularly valuable to prospective visitors as it not only covers the main topics, but it gives a plethora of information about activities, attractions, the island, the people, the culture and just about anything a tourist would want to know before they arrive, or while they are here.