About Tauranga Airsoft Club
Tauranga Airsoft Club (TAC) are a bunch of friendly Airsoft enthusiasts who regularly meet to engage in Military Simulated and Skirmish battles. Founded in late 2008, TAC has grown over the years into a keen promoter of the sport of Airsoft within the Bay of Plenty and beyond.
TAC has always maintained a lively and friendly membership base, making us a popular club to both play with and compete against. We have a 12.5ha dedicated field located at TECT All Terrain Park, and often travel to nearby events for inter-club games.
We aim for at least one “away game” every two months so that our players can experience what other clubs are up to and also help build the relationships within the Airsoft community.
TAC members receive perks such as discounts on club field fees and BB’s.
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Already this year we have seen a steady increase in the number of players attending games along with new members signing up. The club held a very successful fundraising event in March with a goal to raise $1,500 for a wood chipper. With 49 players in attendance and a donation from NZ Airsoft of their gun hire fees from the day, this target was achieved.
The club again attended Tauranga Armageddon for the third year in a row, in conjunction with Apocalypse Airsoft and AWI. A prime position with a larger stand area and huge shooting range meant this show has been the most successful one yet.
We have also received two deliveries of donated frames and trusses which has given us ample framing material to use for building barricades and fencing.
The club has also fundraised and purchased large barricade panels for the arena build which will be installed later this year.
2018 was a huge year for our club with significant field development underway after securing planning approval by the TECT management team for our new outdoor assault course.
New mobile barricades were constructed and delivered to site in July and were an immediate hit.
Clearing and excavation for a new 30m x 60m assault course was completed in October and materials have been donated and collected in preparation for the build.
An extensive revamp of the current safe zone was also started including tree removal, scrub cutting and clearing to almost triple the size of the area.
TAC continued to promote to the public with their second year at Tauranga Armageddon in conjunction with Apocalypse Airsoft and AWI. This was a huge hit again, with the club seeing a definite increase in game attendance and new memberships after the show.
This is a year that has seen steady growth for the club along with an opportunity to promote Airsoft to the local area at the first ever Tauranga Armageddon expo in conjunction with NZ Airsoft and AWI.
This event was a huge hit with a great response from the public who came to talk to us and have a go through the shooting range.
We are starting the new financial year with some big updates. A new Website, Google and Mailchimp accounts, plus brand new signs being added to our areas at TECT Park. We have more exciting updates planned for 2016 so stay tuned.
A Tauranga Airsoft Club team took out the top spot at the 2016 Easter Terror, an event run by NZ Airsoft at the spooky Asylum venue in Kingseat. Go team!
This year finally saw the signing of the lease for the land at the TECT Park. This has allowed the club to really start moving forward with development of the land into NZ’s premier Airsoft venue.
It also saw an increase in private NZ Airsoft bookings at TECT Park which helps promote TAC, the Park and the sport of Airsoft.
Tauranga Airsoft Club members help launch NZ Airsoft at the Classic Flyers event at the Tauranga Airport. This was a great way to promote Airsoft and TAC to the locals and visiting public. It was even free for the members to attend!
Our next batch of club shirts were produced. This time we opted for a tan polo which looks very sharp with out club multicam pants.
Members from TAC helped out at the NZ Airsoft display at the Waikato Show, which ended up winning an award for the best Sport related display!
This year saw the club starting to get in and use our allocated area of the TECT Park, and allow members to start seeing how large an area this really is.
A group of TAC members attended an inter-club Belt challenge game in the Waikato, and took out the competition, walking away with a WWE style belt. The belt was later lost to a team from Taupo, insuring that the belt challenge sees lots of different locations. We look forward to winning it back!
We presented to the public in conjunction with NZ Airsoft at the AV Logic Fishing competition. We managed to raise several hundred dollars for their charity by offering a shooting range and auctioning off game day Airsoft experiences.
TAC held an Airsoft induction day in November where we saw nearly 20 members of the public come out to try Airsoft. One of the highlights was an armored Segway provided by NZ Airsoft to patrol the game zone.
Dave “Damage”, one of the founding club members was awarded his Lifetime Membership.
2013 saw some big changes in the club, with MasterCard and Spanky opting to move away from the day to day running of TAC in order to set up NZ Airsoft. To try and spread the duties they had been taking care of, the new TAC Management Committee was set up.
The club decided to donate the worn club guns and turn over the hire gun management to NZ Airsoft who had all new Proline ICS M4’s arriving. This would free club members from the responsibility of storing and maintaining hire gear.
The club held an open day at the Tauranga Small Bore Rifle club to showcase the sport and gear to the public.
The area of land at the TECT Park that Gauge had been attempting to get set up for TAC was looked into again by Rampant. A long trek through a lot of red tape was begun.
Our end of year game was held at TECT Park and drew 50+ players from around the Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions. The event was fun and very entertaining, and culminated in a BBQ and cashless auction.
2012 was the year that the club started to look around, and play at a number of different fields throughout the Bay region.
We also did a lot more advertising and promotion of the club, including having a stand at the Tauranga Airshow, which was awesome fun. Full kit and walking around in the crowds you really get some strange looks and lots of photo ops. The club had made new business cards, rack cards, posters and even some display boards to help explain the internal workings of the standard electric Airsoft gun to the public.
MasterCard produced a “camo” version of our club logo which was used to produce our first official TAC patches!
We held a great airsoft event at the Zombieland Paintball field in Rotorua which saw over 40 players battle it out. The event featured a BBQ and another of our very popular cashless auctions.
We also ran a fun Halloween game at the Paengaroa field with members coming in costume. Spanky and MasterCard were made Lifetime Members of the Club.
This has been a big year with an influx of new members and the creation of game props. The aging G36 club guns were replaced with 8 brand new high quality M4 ICS “stubbies” which have proven very popular.
The Armory started its discount policy which saw a lot of members being able to buy new quality gear. ASGC also instituted a discounting programme increasing the range of buying options for members.
A crack TAC Team competed in the Wellington ASNZ National competition. this was our first ever national event and the team came third (technical second but we won’t go into that!). The event saw over 150 players from around the country. TAC member Spanky was given control of half the players on the second day as the commanding officer of one of the competing forces.
2010 brought a few changes with the old Armorer moving away and MasterCard stepping into the role. MasterCard again kept the club guns running (now 5 very worn JG G36c’s), and also updated the WordPress website theme.
We played a great game at the Armory indoor CQB arena. This was a costume event and was a great day out for the TAC members.
The club bought its first chronograph, (used to test the power of the guns), and also produced team flags, kill rags and various other improvements including the upgrade of the broken old WordPress Website by MasterCard.
Membership began to pick up, which saw the club being able to afford to buy its first hire gun and a regular supply of bulk BB’s. Later in the year the first club gun was sold to a member and 4 new JG G36c’s were purchased.
We also had our first club tees made. These were the TAC navy blue with a large colour thermal print of out logo on the front and website advertising on the back. They really stood out!
Tauranga Airsoft Club was set up in August by a couple of guys keen on Airsoft. By the end of the year the first committee was formed in order to advance the club. Spanky took on a lot of the administrative duties and the club slowly became organised. MasterCard, a designer and Illustrator, created our new TAC logo.
Join TAC for these great benefits:
- Discounts on field Fees
- Discounts on Club BB's
- Retailer Discounts
- Club Patch
- Member only Social Events
- Free game perk offers