ADVOCATING FOR AND REPRESENTING TAGSOFT SPORTS (GELSOFT & AIRSOFT) IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

We are a not-for-profit Incorporated Association, established in 2017, advocating for and representing TagSoft Sports (Gelsoft and Airsoft) in Western Australia.

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ABOUT US

The Club was established in 2017 in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act 2015 with the primary objective of lobbying for the sport of Airsoft. Since then the Club has taken a more holistic, inclusive approach to advocate and represent all TagSoft sport (I.e. Gelsoft / Gel Ball and Airsoft).

OUR OBJECTIVES

  1. To advocate for TagSoft sports (Gelsoft and Airsoft) as competitive sports in Western Australia;
  2. To ensure public education, promotion and advancement of Tagsoft sports;
  3. To represent the TagSoft sports community and industry in dealings with the Government for safeguarding and advancing TagSoft sports;
  4. To bring together sport participants, game organizers, retailers and field owners for the cumulative and individual benefit;
  5. To provide an avenue for club members to demonstrate lawful excuse / genuine reason for possessing TagSoft sports equipment;
  6. To provide rules for regulating TagSoft sports for safety, competitiveness and enjoyment purposes.

NEWS FEED

Yet another (presumed irresponsible) person charged in WA for possession of a Gel Blaster. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's time to maximise our chances that our submission for the amendment of the Firearms Act is successful and we get to enjoy Gelsoft and Airsoft in WA.

For this we kindly ask you to write an email, preferably a letter to the Minister for Sport. He is our best chance to represent us and the sport.

Here are some thoughts on what you can write to him:

"Hon. David Templeman,

I write to you in the hope that you can help me with the sport I love and enjoy: Gelsoft! Gelsoft is similar to Paintball, however safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

I had the pleasure to enjoy the sport for a very short period before it was banned by the WA Government. And it was great! I made awesome friends and I spent a day of my weekend outdoors running around and having fun. The sport was banned in July 2021 through the amendment of the Weapons Regulations that now prohibit Gel Blasters (our sports equipment). This prohibition was done without any form of industry and community consultation, no amnesty and no compensation.

We now have the chance to get this awesome sport back! WA Police is working on the amendment of the Firearms Act and I understand they are not against the idea of regulating the sport in a similar fashion to Paintball. However, apart for WA Police, the politicians also need to agree to it. And, as always, the devil is in the detail and I am afraid we may end up with a regulatory regime so strict and fees so high that the sport will be crippled even before it started its "second life".

As Minister for Sport, you are the best person to advocate on my behalf for the individual and community benefits that sport and active recreation brings.

I am therefore kindly asking you to meet with our representatives, the Western Australia Airsoft and Gel Ball Club Inc. to further discuss the matter. I understand they have already written to you requesting a meeting.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours sincerely,
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The Minister's contact details: www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Parliament/Memblist.nsf/WAllMembersFlat/Templeman,+David+Alan?opendocument ... See MoreSee Less

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