About

Paintball Sports is Canberra’s premier paintball field, and has been in operation for over 12 years. Located on Pialligo Avenue between the Airport & Queanbeyan, Paintball Sports also offers some of the most competitive prices in the country today!

At its heart, the game of paintball involves at least two people equipped with paintball markers trying to tag each other with paint filled balls roughly the size of a ten cent coin. The markers use compressed gases to launch the balls at around 290 feet per second. Players wear masks and goggles to protect their face and eyes.

With this base in mind, the game of paintball becomes anything that the player wants it to be. It can be played with any number of teams and teams of any size. Being tagged by a paintball can mean elimination from the game or there can be rules that let players rejoin the fray. The arenas within which play takes place can vary in size, complexity and structure. The objective can be as simple as eliminating all the opposition players, through to complex scenarios involving multiple objectives.

At Paintball Sports ACT we employ a select group of skilled referees to co-ordinate our games and ensure that safety rules are complied with. They give clear explanations and arrange the games to suit the tastes and experience of the group.

At Paintball Sports ACT, safety is a primary concern. So long as basic safety rules are followed, such as keeping a mask on whilst near an area that a game is being played in, Paintball is an extremely safe sport.

In America it is estimated that annually there is 45 hospitalisations per 100,000 participants of Paintball.[1] In comparison, it is estimated that annually there are close to 800 hospitalisations per 100,000 participants of AFL in Australia.[2]

Paintball is a strictly non-contact sport. Paintball players are hit with liquid filled balls, each weighing a few grams. Football players are hit by other players weighing scores of kilograms and moving with pace!

Many of the Paintball game related injuries occurred in places other than Paintball fields, amongst unsupervised children and adolescents in informal outdoor settings.[3]This is a situation that Australian laws strictly prohibit.

At our facility players are provided ASTM approved paintball masks, full body overalls with padded neck protection, and we offer knee and elbow pads free of charge to anyone that requires them. Games are supervised by experienced referees who strive to ensure that rules are abided by and masks are worn when required. There is always someone with current first aid certification on site.

Paintball at our facility is a fun, safe, and exhilarating outdoor activity.


REFERENCES

 

  1. ^ Conn JM, Annest JL, Gilchrist J, Ryan GW (2004) “Injuries from paintball game related activities in the United States, 1997-2001″, Injury Prevention : Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention 10 (3): 139-43. PMID 15178668. PMC 1730099http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/10/3/139.long
  2. ^ Flood L and Harrison JE (2006) “Hospitalised sports injury, Australia 2002-03″, Injury Research and Statistics Series Number 27. (AIHW cat no. INJCAT 79) Adelaide: AIHWhttp://www.nisu.flinders.edu.au/pubs/reports/2006/injcat79.pdf
  3. ^ above n 1, 142.