Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.
Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.
To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.
If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:
The NSRA is the national governing body for all Small-bore Rifle and Pistol Target Shooting in the United Kingdom, including Airgun and Match Crossbow Shooting.
NSRA, Lord Roberts' Centre and Bisley Sports Wholesale Ltd. will not be contactable by phone until around 9:00am on Monday 19th February due to a major upgrade of the telephone system.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We have been forwarded a petition by British Shooting Sports Council, with a
recommendation that this should be put to our members in order to bolster the case against
this proposed legislation.
The petition can be accessed at: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/211656
The British Open Airgun (BOAG) Championships are being held from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th April 2018. The Pistol Airgun & Crossbow Committee (PACC) have agreed that there will not be a separate Pistol meeting in 2018, while they undergo a review of all the events which have previously been offered at the Pistol Championships. Therefore BOAG has been moved from the traditional month of February, to take advantage of the warmer weather and increased daylight in April, to additionally hold four air pistol Championship events on the outdoor 25 metre range.
We are aware of rumours that BOAG may be cancelled at short notice, and both PACC and the NSRA would like to reassure both entrants and potential entrants that this is not the case. Entry forms have been available to download from the “Competitions - Entry Form” section of our website for the past two week, and now the programme has been completed and is also available. We are grateful to all of you who have shown support for this event by entering early, and look forward to further entries over the coming weeks. The closing date for entries to this event is Wednesday 15th March.
A major upgrade of the NSRA/Ltd/BSW computer and telephony system means that the NSRA telephone system will be unavailable, for incoming or outgoing calls, from 2pm on Friday 16th February. The service will be restored from 9am on Monday 19th February.
We apologise for this inconvenience.
The NSRA Shop and The Lord Roberts Centre will be open as usual during that weekend but without, of course, any telephone or email access.
A successful workshop concentrating on the future of the NSRA was held at Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley on 27 and 28 January 2018.
Some 40 delegates attended from all regions of the UK and contributed to the sessions which looked at increasing membership as well as reviewing the competition structure.
All disciplines were represented and there was wide geographical representation.
One of the key aspects of the workshops was that “no idea was a bad idea” and that led to some innovative thinking.
The key outputs of the meeting will be distributed to delegates and will be shared on the NSRA website shortly after that.
There will be a continuing consultation with members over the coming months and it is recognised that delivery of certain aspects is key to success.
We regret to inform members of the death of Tim Elson on 6th January 2018.
The funeral will take place on 7th February at noon and will be held at the South West Middlesex Crematorium, Hounslow Road, Hanworth, Feltham, Middlesex TW13 5JH. Details can be found at: http://www.swcrematorium.gov.uk/How-to-find-us.aspx.
Tim was a past British Champion and President of Twickenham Rifle and Pistol Club.
Tim will be sadly missed.
Alan Shipman – Honorary Secretary
The Home Office is to review airgun legislation following two tragic cases in which airguns were misused with serious consequences. See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-to-review-air-weapons-regulation-in-england-and-wales for background information. The NSRA is taking an active role in discussing the issues regarding proposed legislation with Government and representatives of shooting organisations are to agree a pro-active response at a meeting of BSSC in early 2018.
It has been brought to our attention that the Statutory Amendment for the new Firearms Application Form has been signed with a go live date of 31st December 2017. There is a transition period for applications made on the old form.
The cut off date for submissions using the old form is 28th February 2018.
We would advise members to contact their local licensing authority for further information and a copy of the new application form when required.
Due to retirement and expansion, we currently have a number of interesting employment opportunities based at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley.
These positions are within a number of different departments in both our Charity and Limited company businesses. We would be interested to hear from potential candidates who feel their skills and experience might match our requirements in any of the following roles:-
Please enquire in the first instance by e-mail to:
Further details on these roles can be provided on request.
The NSRA has identified that there is a need to review and probably amend the direction it is taking if it is to guarantee its longevity. A decline in the number of members and affiliated clubs and competition entries has necessitated this review.
The review will be part of a multi stage process throughout 2018 which starts with a series of workshops being held over the weekend of 27/28 January 2018. The Association is asking for individuals to put themselves forward to be part of this first stage review of both the Membership Structure and the Structure of Competitions and Events.
It is with the greatest of sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Lones Wigger.
He passed away on the 14th December at approximately 6:51pm Colorado Springs time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the friends, family, colleagues and all of those who knew Lones.
Lones was due to travel to the 2017 Bisley National Meeting as a member of the US Roberts Team, however unfortunately due to health reasons he was unable to make the trip.
The Summer 2018 Competition Entry Forms have been mailed out with the latest issue of 'On Target' magazine to members and clubs. Associate Members will have received their copy of the entry form with their Winter Newsletter.
The entry forms, and information sheets describing each competition, can also be found below.
The closing date for entries is 14th February 2018.
Please note no entries will be accepted after this date.
01483 485 540