Is there any fund raising for the FT Proteas or is it every Protea for him self ??
Every Protea for himself. Always has been, always will be, unfortunately.
We managed to get funding for 2010 in Hungary, but that was when the Proteas were (almost) representative of ALL South Africans, and not just the privileged few. Kurt February and Gary Govender were from the Cape. We can't go and ask for funding with a lily-white majority Afrikaans team....
It is sad that the country does not support shooting sports.
Soos die. Prizes Galore in 2015 FT Proteas Fund Raisers ~ Air Rifle SA Forums
Those days some non team members took the initiative to run the raffle.
Archery has the same problem as do most low profile sports yet these are the ones bringing home the medals.
I find it disgusting that one lays out a fortune to get to comps as well as give your best through hours and hours of practise to qualify and then the very country you represent does sweet squat.
If the qualification scores are achieved, the sports person should be allowed to attend on a personal level.