Several months ago we launched the first stage of a Membership Consultation Process. This was intended to share ideas with you about how we should respond to the challenge of becoming a National Governing Body that is fully fit for purpose and capable of leading you and our Sport in meeting the demands of the 2020’s and beyond. Our success in doing so will enable us to do so much more as an Association. Originally launched as the Membership Transformation Project it was a genuine attempt to start an ongoing conversation. This eventually would lead to an implementation phase but only with the support, understanding and goodwill of the majority of the NSRA Membership.

Notice of Cancellation:

Having considered the developing situation with regard to Coronavirus we have decided it is important to take a sensible approach and cancel the Shooting Council Meeting planned for Saturday 28th March 2020.

As you are aware things are changing on a daily basis. Having monitored all of the information made available by the Government and key agencies such as Public Health England and the World Health Organisation, the Association feels

The National Smallbore Rifle Association have been planning for the potential escalation of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and closely monitoring updates from the statutory authorities and Chief Medical Officers.


We are determined that it will be Open Normal Hours at Lord Roberts Centre, but instigating procedures to mitigate the risk of exposure to the virus for shooters, visitors and our staff.

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The Spring issue of On Target magazine will be available shortly featuring reports, interviews and much more....

If your club has been affected by the ravages of Storm Ciara then help could be at hand. Sport England has invited community sports organisations to apply for grant assistance up to £5000 for emergency repairs. More information and how to apply can be found by using the following link.


The NSRA is currently identifying other potential assistance across all regions of the UK.

Our 2020 Membership Renewal process is nearing completion and we wanted to take this opportunity to remind Members who joined or renewed their Membership in 2019 this will have expired as of 31st December last year. If you are still to renew and wish to reinstate the benefits of NSRA Membership then please do so today by telephoning 01483 485504 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In the coming weeks the NSRA Board of Management will be holding Q&A sessions around the country to improve communication with our Membership and give you the opportunity to meet the Board and ask any questions or voice concerns you may have.

At the November meeting of the Shooting Council I spoke about the temporary cash flow difficulty that the Association found itself in due to the alteration of members’ subscription year end. This message has been badly misunderstood and the rumours circulating in social media are about the NSRA’s imminent financial demise. This is far from the truth of the matter.

In the Autumn Edition of On Target we published an article called UNDER THE HAMMERLI, featuring the Hammerli AP20 match air pistol. In the final paragraph we thanked Chrissie Monksummers, ISSF Coach, for importing the guns from Germany. We would like to make clear Chrissie is not an importer and the statement concerned was made in error.

The NSRA wish to apologise for this inaccuracy and sincerely apologise for any misunderstanding this may have caused. An apology to this effect will also appear in the Spring Edition of On Target.


J. LloydAt the NSRA Shooting Council meeting, held on 23rd November 2019, John Lloyd, an existing member of the Board of Management, was elected as Chairman of the Association by the Shooting Council following a proposal by Richard Watchorn the Treasurer of NSRA.

John has been a member of the Board for about twelve years and in that time has also been Chairman of the Pistol, Air and Crossbow Committee for the past eight years.

The NSRA would like to thank Stuart for his contribution which can be sung to the tune "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen".

Why are my hands so freezing cold
I can not feel the trigger
I've pulled a shot at four o/clock
It could be eight or bigger
I'm sure my hands will soon warm up
When I have left the range
Too late then to get a decent score
Too late then
Far too late to get a decent score.

Stuart Carter (Scarborough District Rifle Club).

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