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 Home Counties Co-ordinating Committee report that the Carey Salver has been won for 2015 by Kent. The postal match is for teams of Juniors representing the Home Counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey.

The Results Suppliment for the Summer 2015 season (including National Rankings) is now available for download. The Entry Forms for the Summer 2016 season can be downloaded as well. The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 10th February 2016.

Extended Entry Date - British Open Airgun Championships 12th – 14th February 2016

Due a mailing problem affecting The Rifleman magazine prior to Christmas, a number of entry forms for the Airgun Championships were delayed in the post. For this reason it has been decided to extend the closing date for entries to Friday 29th January.

Thurs 14 Jan 2016
We apologise to all users of the NSRA website who may have experienced difficulties in accessing the site over the past 24 hours. Due to perceived security issues, it was found necessary to carry out a number of checks to confirm there were no risks or problems which might have compromised users.

Thank you for your patience.

The Great Britain Team for the 2016 Dewar Match will be selected following the trial to be held at Appleton Rifle Club on the 18th June.

Those who have already qualified for the trial will be found on page 50 of The Rifleman,  Winter 2015 edition.

The Association has two levels of Individual Membership available - Annual and Associate

Basic subscription rates for 2018 will be published here soon:

Full Annual   
Junior Annual
(under 18 or in full-time education
at the date of payment) 

Discounts are available for certain payment arrangements – please see below.

Individual members enjoy a range of benefits, including insurance, eligibility to take part in NSRA competitions and courses, use of the Lord Roberts Centre facilities at preferential rates, free subscription to On Target magazine and NSRA News, and voting rights. A more detailed listing can be downloaded below. Bluefin Sport have developed a mini-site dedicated to the insurance they provide for NSRA members.

Methods of payment

Subscriptions can be paid in a number of ways:-

  • For annual payments made by cheque, credit or debit card, cash or NSRA vouchers. 
  • For payments by Direct Debit, discounts are given

To join by either of these methods, use the Standard Application Form which will appear here shortly. This incorporates forms to arrange payment by Direct Debit and to enable the Association to recover tax on subscriptions under the Gift Aid scheme.


Welcome Scheme (first launched November 2008)

For those joining the NSRA for the first time as a Full Annual or Junior Annual Member, there is a special Welcome discount rate for the first year.

To qualify the applicant must not have been a Member of the NSRA before and must pay by Direct Debit.

In addition to the discount, the NSRA will pay a bounty of £10 per Full Member and £5 per Junior Member to the member's club (which must itself be NSRA affiliated).


Three Year Membership Scheme  (first launched in 2007)

Two payment options are available for those who commit to membership for three years:-

  • For those who commit to join for three years and pay annually by Direct Debit, their subscriptions for 2018 and 2019 will be frozen at the 2017 rates.
  • For those who wish to pay for all three years as a single lump sum, a further discount of £10 for Full Annual and £5 for Junior Annual and Associate membership is given, making the actual payment for the three years:

    Full Annual   
    Junior Annual  


Gift Aid 

As a registered charity, the NSRA can claim Gift Aid on individual members’ subscriptions from HM Revenue and Customs.  This means that if you are a UK taxpayer, for each £1 of your subscription we can claim an additional 25 pence from HMRC.  Further information about this can be seen in our Gift Aid Information sheet. Juniors - see our guide Gift Aid after your 18th birthday.


The NSRA is pleased to confirm the appointment of Head Coaches to the two GB Junior Squads from 1st January 2016:

  • GB Junior Rifle Squad – Mr Andrew Nimmo
  • GB Junior Pistol Squad – Mr John Kelman

We congratulate Andrew and John on their appointments and wish them every success in leading these two squads.

British ShootingBritish Shooting has announced the launch of its new initiative ‘Talent Network’. 

As the search for world class talent and potential in the UK continues, British Shooting is looking for clubs in the UK to become partners in the Talent Network.

The following petition, forwarded by the Foundation for European Societies of Arms Collectors (FESAC), has been sent to all European National Governing Bodies in shooting sports, inviting individual members to sign the petition against the EP draft directive which may, if passed, restrict legal gun use and possession within the EU. To date almost 125,000 people have signed the petition, but we need many more!

Link: https://www.change.org/p/council-of-the-european-union-eu-you-cannot-stop-terrorism-by-restricting-legal-gun-ownership

The arguments for and against the proposed ban on lead ammunition continue and it is important that we as members of a major NGB in shooting sports make our views known. 

There is a National petition which you may wish to sign to support the cause for retaining lead ammunition.  Don't forget - family members and friends can also sign. The more signatures we submit the greater the pressure we can apply!

Link: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/112165

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.