Crisis point for eager paintballers at World Cup in Malaysia

Perth Crisis paintball players.Picture: Mary Walker from Scary Mary Photography
Perth Crisis paintball players.Picture: Mary Walker from Scary Mary Photography

A GROUP of Perth paintballers are preparing to take on some of the best players in the world in Malaysia this week.

Zach Kozyrksi, of Greenwood, will lead his team Perth Crisis at the Paintball Asia League Series World Cup in Langkawi from October 29 to November 1.

“We’re working really hard together, putting in huge hours,” he said.

“We have been working towards this goal for several years now, so are very excited to give it our best.”

But the self-funded team is seeking help to realise their dream.

“A box of paint costs $80 and we’ll use 40 to 50 boxes in a tournament, so we will have a $3000 to $4000 paint bill,” Mr Kozyrski said.

“We are hoping to raise $2500, which will cover a bit over half.”

Mr Kozyrski has been playing paintball for 10 years and formed Perth Crisis four years ago, with their home base at WASP Paintball in Carabooda.

“We’re just a bunch of people passionate about sport,” he said.

“It’s an adrenalin sport; it’s pretty painful when you get shot, it hurts but it gets your adrenalin running.”

The team will be competing against players from more than 20 different countries, including USA, Canada, Belgium and South Africa.

Mr Kozyrski said the team aimed for a top-four finish. To donate, visit the go fund me page.