For Ballan paintball team The Monkeys there is a lot more to the sport than just recreation.
As the major organisers for this region, they are excited to be holding their own paintball tournament next month.
The Monkeys are about eight players heavily involved in tournaments through-out Victoria, including Moe, Coldstream, Moama, Bastcoast, Moorabin and Healesville.
The team trains every two weeks on its Ballan field and normally competes in tournaments once a month.
However, as the popularity in the sport rises a tournament will be held almost every weekend for the next six weeks.
“The main thing for us is trying to grow paintball throughout Victoria,” says team member Derrek Hunter.
The paintball five man showcase tournament will be on Saturday, August 24, at the Ballan Paintball Field.
Published in The Ballarat Courier, July 26 2013