At the meeting of the Shooting Council on 26th March 2022, a small number of changes to NSRA Rules and Regulations were agreed, and they are effective from 1st April 2022. A fully revised edition is available.

The changes only affect Rules 8.15.3 and 8.15.4 and deal with firing point procedures for deliberate and rapid fire rifle shooting respectively. The changes spell out arrangements for the conduct of shooting, based on current practice at NSRA National Meetings.

There will be some exceptions where the amended rules will not apply, in particular in three position and air rifle shooting, where competitions are being run in accordance with ISSF Rules rather than NSRA Rules.

Organisations affected by the recent storms can apply for up to £15,000 from the Sport England Storm Relief Fund.

Storm-damaged facilities could soon be back up and running thanks to Sport England's new Storm Relief Fund.

Organisations with facilities – such as clubhouses, courts and pitches – affected by the recent storms can now apply for grants of up to £15,000 from the emergency storm damage option to of Sport England's Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund.

Join us for the next NSRA scorer course. We’ll be covering all aspects of scoring. The day will include an interactive slide presentation, a practical scoring session and a Q&A session. All course entrants will receive a folder containing handouts and course materials. If you successfully complete the course you will receive a certificate by post from the NSRA to recognise your certification as an 'NSRA Grade 'C' Scorer Qualification'.

Where: Clubhouse, Sywell Range

When: 0930hrs (for 1000hrs start) to 1600hrs Saturday, April 9th 2022

Duration: 1-day course

The Board of Management has decided to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Association, to be held at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday 30th April 2022 at Lord Roberts Centre.

An EGM is a meeting to consider business requiring the approval of the whole membership, but which does not fall within the categories of competent business of an Annual General Meeting.

The purpose of the meeting will be to approve by a Special Resolution a small number of amendments to the Articles of Association. These amendments are recommended by the Board of Management and are designed to achieve two objectives made possible by current internet technology.

International Team Captains and Adjutants for 2022/2023:

Pershing Team
Phil Strong has, for personal reasons, been forced to step down as Captain of the 2022 Pershing Team.
The Rifle Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Ridgway as Pershing Team Captain, with Mike Arnstein as Team Adjutant.

Randle Team
With the retirement of Mog Thompson, Sandra Haskett has been appointed Captain of the Randle Team, with Jacky Perkins asTeam Adjutant.

Dewar Team
Mike Arnstein is appointed Dewar Team Captain with Paul Duxbury as Team Adjutant.

Wakefield Team
Robert Dowling is appointed Captain of the Wakefield Team, Team Adjutant to be advised.

Drew Team
The Team Captain and Adjutant to be advised.

Make sure you get your articles, news updates and ads submitted in time for our quarterly members' magazine 'On Target'.

Here are the key dates you need to know:

Spring 2022

  • Editorial Deadline - 4th February
  • Advertising Deadline - 15th February
  • Final Sign Off - 1st March
  • Mailing Date - 9th March

Summer 2022

  • Editorial Deadline - 5th May
  • Advertising Deadline - 16th May
  • Final Sign Off - 30th May
  • Mailing Date - 8th June

Autumn 2022

  • Editorial Deadline - 11th August
  • Advertising Deadline - 22nd August
  • Final Sign Off - 5th September
  • Mailing Date - 14th September

Winter 2022

  • Editorial Deadline - 21st November
  • Advertising Deadline - 25th November
  • Final Sign Off - 14th December
  • Mailing Date - 4th January 2023

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Membership and Club Affiliation Update

Great news.... for all members and clubs still to complete the renewal process ahead of 2022, our good friends at Bluefin Sport have agreed to a short extension to your insurance cover. This will mean your affiliation won’t be interrupted and your insurance will remain valid.

If you have already sent us an email or left a voicemail message don’t worry we have your details and will be in touch shortly. You don’t need to call again or send another email. If you have paid by BACS or cheque please note there will be a short delay before your records are updated and your affiliation renewed.

For those of you yet to renew please visit membership.nsra.co.uk where you will find all the information you need

Happy New Year

NSRA Membership Team

The Association’s AGM was held on Sunday, 12th December at Aldersley.

Inevitably attendance at the meeting was small, though the required quorum was met.

Many members who might have attended may have chosen not to do so because of the high current level of Covid infections, in some local areas being in excess of 600 infections per 100,000 people. However for the very first time, those who did not wish to attend, or could not for other reasons, were able to follow the proceedings on Zoom. Although they were unable to take an active part in the meeting, as our current Articles of Association require all participants to be present in person, they did have the opportunity to vote in advance by submitting a proxy voting form.

The Association's Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 is now available for download.

Thanks for coming!

A big thank you to everyone who visited our stand at the Target Shooting Show. It was great to see so many visitors keen to get back out there after Covid.

Shooting Show Team

Show Organiser Mike Darby, NSRA Team Member Paul Edwards, Olympic Shooter Seonaid McIntosh and Head of Sales Gemma Elliott reflect on a busy weekend at the Target Shooting Show.

 

New Member at Target Shooting Show

Olympian Seonaid McIntosh congratulates Dave Pitchforth on being the first new member to join the NSRA at the Target Shooting Show.

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The NSRA (National Small-bore Rifle Association) is the National Governing Body for the multi-disciplined sport of Target Shooting. We are a charitable organisation (Charity Number 215468) providing a comprehensive range of membership services. In addition we operate a trading arm consisting of retail and wholesale businesses and shooting centres at Bisley and Aldersley. Further information can be found by visiting www.nsra.co.uk 

The position is honorary and therefore unpaid. Main responsibilities include using the job holder’s experience and skills to contribute to the financial wellbeing of the Association and consider ways in which the accounts and accounting systems can be made more robust and responsive to the needs of the Charities Commission and Companies House.

The Articles of Association allow for up to two Treasurers to be elected and to serve on the Board of Trustees, but for the last 10 years there has only been one.  The Trustees are planning for the future and would like to see the vacant position filled.

If you have an accountancy background and perhaps previous experience in working for charitable organisation we would like to hear from you. Please contact Richard Watchorn, Treasurer by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At the 1922 Bisley Meeting there were a total of 14 challenge trophies on offer of which five were for team events, including the Bovril Shield for the Home Countries International and the Queen Alexandra Cup. Both started their lives at the 1907 SMRC Meeting at Southfields and both will be fulfilling the same purpose at the Bisley Meeting of 2022. Each has now been contested over 100 times.

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