http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/ne...be-dropped-to-12/story-e6freuzi-1225874202169 My biggest concern about 12 year olds playing paintball is whether they will have the developed pain threshold that could cope with paintball. Because it really does bloody hurt. Tbh, I'd be happier if they played with easier bursting pellets and possibly a lower pressure gun. The other factor is that if you exit only $100 poorer, you were either very frugal, barely participated, or stole someone else's paintballs. Also, can schools afford the insurance of running round in a bush type environment in a sport where injuries are likely and minimal supervision provided?