The Directors, Staff and Members of the National Small-bore Rifle Association offer their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jo Cox MP, who was tragically and unlawfully killed in Birstall near Leeds, on the 16th of June.
In addition to the prone lightweight sport rifle competition being held on the Century range during the National Championships, we are going to run a new lightweight sport rifle competition for standing disciplines in the Lord Roberts Centre. There will be two competitions, one deliberate (slow-fire) and one time-limit, both taking place at 25 Metres, with options for multiple re-entries depending upon range space.
Click below for more details of the competitions, the shooting timetable, and the entry form.
The Winter Postal Competition Results are now available as a download from the link below:
The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the new air weapons legislation that aims to improve public safety and reduce gun crime in Scotland.
Anybody who wants to use or own an air weapon will be able to apply to Police Scotland for an air weapon certificate, or a permit in some circumstances, from 1st July 2016.
The annual postal fixture between the Home Counties (Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex and Surrey) included a Veterans match this year for the first time.
The Home Counties Co-ordinating Committee sends its congratulations to New Zealand for a "clean sweep", winning all four matches - the main event plus Ladies, Juniors and Veterans.
The results of the 2015 matches are as follows:-
It would seem that individuals have been spreading a rumour that the Junior International, held at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp in August, has been cancelled. This is not the case and the event is programmed to take place between 8th to 11th August 2016. Entries are still being taken and the closing date for entries has been extended until the 20th May 2016.
The NSRA has lead a major review of the junior squad structure operating under the auspices of the NSRA throughout the country. A series of recommendations have been followed through and the structure of the National and Regional Squads operating under the auspices of the NSRA have been changed and put in place. The changes dovetail with the British Shooting Performance Pathway and provide a way for potential elite shooters to develop, advance and achieve their potential. The previous Great Britain Junior Rifle Squad and Great Britain Junior Pistol Squads have been replaced and new Head Coaches appointed. The aim of the process is to produce “champions” who will be molded into international athletes by working with recognised coaches and then British Shooting when appropriate. Those aspiring to become international athletes will need to follow the performance pathway agreed through partnership working between the NSRA and British Shooting.
It would seem that other squads are being developed that are outside of this agreed pathway so care will be needed in terms of the choices made by young shooters and their parents if they wish to access the Performance Pathway.
The 2016 British Universities and Colleges Rifle Championships were held on 23rd April 2016 at Appleton Rifle Club, Warrington. Results can be downloaded from the link below.
Entry forms are now available for download for the British Open Benchrest Championships on the 10-12 June 2016. There are separate forms for NSRA rules and WRABF Rules.
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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.