Launceston paintball opens at Glebe Gardens

The first group of players try out the field at Paintball Revolution in Launceston. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

The first group of players try out the field at Paintball Revolution in Launceston. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

THE wait is finally over: Tasmania’s first paintballing centre will open in Launceston on Saturday.

Revolution Paintball owner and operator Hanna Graham’s dream has  been realised, after laws around paintballing were lifted in November 2015.

‘‘It’s been in the making for the last 12 months, it’s finally come together since the act was overturned,’’ Miss Graham said.

Revolution Paintball boasts four courses and is located on 30 vacant acres at the Glebe Gardens site.

Miss Graham said she was thankful for the groundswell of public support and social media campaign that contributed to the sport’s legalisation.

‘‘It’s going to be absolutely unreal, we are officially the first paintball field ever to open in Tasmanian history,’’ she said.

‘‘Even though it did take a really long time and there was a lot of patience required, I’m so happy Tassie is allowed to join the rest of the nation.’’

Miss Graham said the sporting side of paintballing made it a great activity for Tasmanians young and old.

‘‘It’s definitely what Tassie needs, it gets the kids out of the house,’’ she said.

The business will employ 15 staff, including 12 casuals.

Paintball is accessible to people 16 and over.

Miss Graham said weekend bookings were filling up fast.

AT A GLANCE

WHAT: Revolution Paintball.

WHERE: 166 Henry Street, Launceston.

WHEN: Open seven days a week.

BOOKINGS/CONTACT: E-mail info@revolutionpaintball.com.au; Paintball Revolution Facebook page or http://www.revolutionpaintball.com.au.

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