Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

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 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.

Competitions Team
01483 485 540
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Please find below the Summer 2017 Postal Competition results and national rankings.

We would like to thank you all for taking part in our Summer competitions and we wish you a successful Winter season ahead.

Best Wishes

Competitions Team
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The wait is finally over and the full video from the Roberts Trophy Match verses the USA at Bisley 2017 can be found here ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWI_gXQkSX4

As the National Governing Body, the NSRA has a policy in place to not become involved, comment on or reply to personal views or opinions posted on social media and will not respond via social media. However the NSRA will continue to share information on their website, and via our social media when relevant.

Comments on social media represent the personal views of an individual or a group of individuals and these views may not represent the views of the NSRA and may contain nonfactual information, not reflect an accurate picture or be representative of the actual situation.

The NSRA is here to represent the interests of all shooters at all levels and in all shooting disciplines of our sport, from beginners through to the more advanced and elite competitors. We as a National Governing Body welcome constructive comments and contributions from our members on how the Association 'works for its members' in helping to advance the sport of small-bore target shooting and develop the Association.

Our remit is to serve the interests of all those who participate or may wish to participate in our sport. The schedule for competitions for 2018 and beyond has been set in order to attract as many participants as possible and avoid conflicts that have been made known to us by members. Our aim is to deliver a balanced, viable, sustainable and fair competitions programme, so that we can provide our members with as many opportunities to participate across all disciplines. Whilst we may not be able to meet the individual requirements of all members, we do strive to achieve a workable result for all.

If you would like to make your views, opinions or suggestions known please send these to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. marked for the attention of the Chief Executive Officer, or alternatively they can be posted to; Chief Executive Officer, NSRA, Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NP.

 

The Home Office has opened a public consultation on what they consider to be "Offensive and Dangerous Weapons". This includes plans to apply further restrictions on .50 calibre and MARS (Manually Activated Release System) rifles which are currently for target shooting.

The policy intends to remove the availability of these Firearms for civilian use suggesting they may be used for terrorism. The proposed changes will raise them from Section 1 of the Firearms Act where they can be held on a normal Firearms Certificate to Section 5 and so effectively banned.

The NSRA are opposed to this and other changes to legislation which is not based on evidence but merely applies further restrictions to law abiding target shooters with no apparent benefit to public safety. The NSRA will fight these changes on behalf of its members and affiliated clubs via British Shooting Sports Council and other appropriate national forums.

The consultation document can be viewed at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/offensive-and-dangerous-weapons-new-legislation

The document also includes further restrictions proposed on the sale of knives which will only be able to be purchased by face-to-face transactions - severely damaging many internet based businesses.

 

We are understandably beginning to receive enquiries from NSRA Affiliated Clubs regarding the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on the 28th May 2018.

The detail of the regulation is currently being considered by the NSRA, so that the best advice can be communicated to all members as to the implications and recommended actions required.

Should any member wish to access further information at this stage we recommend the following link:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/

 

The 131st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lima - on proposal of the IOC Executive Board - has confirmed the place of Shooting in the sports programme of the Olympic Games 2024.

The ISSF Press Office confirmed that the IOC and the ISSF will undergo detailed discussion regarding the events programme, athlete quotas and venue planning.

To read the full statement on the ISSF website please click here.

We are aware that following an adjournment debate in Parliament on the use and control of airguns, the Minister for Policing and Fire Service, Nick Hurd has undertaken to review the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales.

The Minister recognises that existing controls on airguns are very robust by International standards. The Minister has confirmed that any new proposals would be put out for consultation with interested parties.

The NSRA through the British Shooting Sports Council would be party to these consultations.

Ken Nash
Vice Chairman
NSRA

To keep updated with the latest British Shooting News you can visit: http://britishshooting.org.uk/news/sub=Latest_News

Alternatively you can read the latest newsletter at the following link: https://goo.gl/w883Rn

 

On the 25th August 2017, 'Shooting USA' honoured legendary shooter Lones Wigger, by renaming the interior of its headquarters building the 'Lones Wigger Legacy Hall & Range'.

Lones was due to travel to this year's Bisley National Meeting as a member of the US Roberts team. Unfortunately however, due to health reasons he was unable to make the trip.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to the sport, the NSRA had planned to present a special certificate to Lones ats the Bisley prize giving. The certificate was received on his behalf by the American team and presented to Lones during the hall and range renaming ceremony, which also happened to be his 80th birthday!

 

Those of you who entered the above meeting, scheduled for 22nd -24th September, will already have received notification that the Championships have been cancelled.  We hope that entrants, and NSRA members alike, will appreciate that this is not a decision that has been made lightly and is one which has been taken with much regret.  In spite of extending the entry deadline, and sending reminders to previous participants, at the revised closing date only 72 entries had been made.

Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting Vacancy

The Council for Cadet Rifle Shooting are advertising for a Shooting Manager

The job advert can be found by clicking below

Closing Date: 5pm 21st December 2017

Contact Details:
R D Bruce OBE
Telephone: 01483 473 095
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Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.