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:

Some disturbing reports have recently come to light where Officers of Shooting Clubs have been contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be from the Club's bank demanding information regarding the Club's Home Office Approval, FAC, and individual members' details - including FAC details and firearms possessed, personal addresses and more.

Some reports say that the caller claims they are required to check that their customers are operating within the law, but the BSSC advise this is groundless and unnecessary. The BSSC's Secretary David Penn says, "I am advised that Barclays, or any other financial institution, have no legal grounds to demand such information."

The NSRA advice to Club Officials receiving such a demand is as follows:

  1. If you receive a cold call, do not assume that the caller is who they claim to be. 
  2. NEVER give out any information over the phone. If you believe the call is genuine, ask them to put the request in writing.
  3. Make a note of the caller's name and organisation, and tell the NSRA about the call.
  4. Remember that it is against Data Protection laws to release any information about individuals to third parties without the consent of the individual concerned.

For more information on this issue, see the following links (provided by the BSSC):



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.