COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on this Summer’s competition schedule so after adopting an innovative approach with our shooting friends around the world the NSRA are pleased to confirm some of our historic and important International Rifle Matches will still be shot.
As we strive to understand what the “new normal” actually means by applying common understanding and pragmatism sensible solutions have been found which enable us to move forward.
So the teams will be selected from a postal trial to be shot on home ranges with FREE ENTRY. Please follow the links below to find the relevant entry forms.
Yesterday UK Coaching launched the new Duty to Care initiative to support sports coaches as they adjust to the new landscape Covid-19 has created.
Press Release explaining more about the programme below. Plus Partner Promotion Pack available for download here
As well as equipping coaches with the necessary knowledge and skills you will be able to attain a free nationally recognised “digital badge” to demonstrate your commitment to the principles of Duty to Care ie Diversity, Inclusion, Mental Health, Safeguarding and Wellbeing
Sadly in March the Covid-19 Lockdown necessitated the NSRA to close our offices and furlough the Competitions Team. The NSRA offices are now operating albeit with a skeleton team. This has impacted the early part of our Summer 2020 Postal Season and it is with sadness we announce all Summer 2020 Team and Individual Leagues are hereby cancelled.
Summer 2020 Individual Competitions are also cancelled with the exception of the following:
Please note entries close on Wednesday 15th July.
The end of the Winter 19/20 Postal Competitions has been hugely impacted by Covid-19 with many Clubs closing their doors prior to the last day for shooting in leagues and competitions, plus the NSRA Competitions Team were furloughed on 20 March.
All remaining Winter 19/20 Postal Competitions have an extended shoot by date of 31 August 2020. No further extensions or reshoots will be permitted and cards must be received by the scorers no later than 5 September.
NB The shoot by date (31 August) does not apply to the ELEY Competition or County Competitions such as the County Cup or BSA Cup.
We are making every effort to upload Winter 19/20 Postal Competitions results onto the NSRA website at https://www.nsra.co.uk/index.php/results/postal-winter-19-20 Please check regularly for updates as we are unable to email results at the present time. If you do not see results posted for a particular competition then either teams still require the extension until the end of August, or the results are still to be uploaded.
Following lengthy discussions we are pleased to set out our plans for a successful completion to this year’s Eley Postal Competition. The consequences of Covid-19 have resulted in an extensive reassessment as we would normally be at the Finals stage by now. Our priority is to continue and complete the Competition in an appropriate format so with that in mind here are the changes we would like to notify you.
We would like to advise all shooters the “shoot by date” has been further extended until late Summer, the exact details of which will be published by Friday 3 July. In doing so we are taking into account the majority of clubs and ranges are still closed and therefore wish to relieve you of any individual pressure to meet a deadline of this weekend. Please keep checking the website and social media for further updates.
Please see the following press release from British Blind Sport:-
Update regarding the status of NSRA International Postal Competitions 2020 as well as British & Scottish Long-Range Championships. As you can imagine Covid19 has meant that the status of various postal competitions as well as the Earl Roberts, Earl Haig and Pershing Trials are being reviewed on an ongoing basis the following is a summary of the position on 30 April 2020.