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British Shooting have published the results of some interesting research into the benefits the Talent/Performance Pathway delivers for disabled shooters. It makes for interesting reading and will provide great encouragement to everybody involved in the sport with some positive news in this troubled year.

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Throughout this year we have listened very carefully to your ideas and suggestions about how the NSRA needs to moderrnise. One of the most frequently mentioned topics is the need to renew and manage your Membership or Club Affiliation online. It is with great excitement we can announce our new Membership system will go live in early December and here is a taster of just some of the benefits you can expect. More information will follow shortly, including details of our new NSRA Rewards Scheme, so we look forward to improving our service to everybody associated with the NSRA. We believe this step is a turning point in how we communicate and work with our Members and Clubs and one you can start using straightaway for this year’s Renewal. We hope we have provided you with some positive news as this turbulent year draws to a close.

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Thank you to everybody who has applied to attend this year’s virtual AGM which will take place at 12.00 on Saturday 28 November. We will be contacting successful applicants next week (commencing 23 November) to confirm arrangements including how to join the meeting. We will accommodate as many of you as possible to maximise the attendance. Please also note details of the rearranged Shooting Council were posted earlier this week (now taking place on Saturday 30 January 2021)

Amend: We are pleased to confirm our Zoom account will be upgraded to ensure everyone who wishes to attend the AGM can do so.

Due to the ongoing Lockdown restrictions and with a number of staff self-isolating following a positive test for Covid-19 we have decided to rearrange the next Shooting Council. This was due to take place at 14.00 on Saturday 28 November but has now been moved to Saturday 30 January. A time will be confirmed in due course along with the format for the meeting but if you have any questions in the meantime please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We appreciate your understanding concerning this change and just wanted to provide Members with as much notice as possible. The AGM will go ahead as planned at 12.00 on Saturday 28 November.

We are pleased to confirm the renewal documentation will be mailed to you this Friday, 20 November so you will receive it in the next few days. Due to current Lockdown restrictions please complete and return as soon as possible to allow the small team still working to process each renewal in plenty of time for your affiliation to continue as before or with any changes you request. If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Some Club Secretaries have contacted BlueFin Sport directly and we ask you send any questions to our email address as BlueFin are unable to deal with enquiries of this sort. Many thanks for your understanding.

The NSRA wishes to apologise to all members for the following errors in the current annual report:

Shooting Council: John Buchanan is named as the observer for the Scottish SRA on the shooting council. We deeply regret any distress caused to Mr Buchanan’s family and friends by naming him in this role long after his passing. The SSRA also took part in the merger that formed Scottish Target Shooting more than two years ago.

International Committee: This committee has not met for several years since its role is largely fulfilled by British Shooting. We wish to thank all of those who supported this committee when it was active. As part of the modernisation of the NSRA the roles and structures of its committees will be reviewed in the near future.

"If you want to practice consistency, this is the sport for you"

Crossbow Update - No 1

Welcome to what is hoped will be a regular update from the world of NSRA Target Crossbow.

In the recent survey of shooting habits etc, 82 of you indicated that they took part in crossbow in some way or other. We would like to support this participation and increase our number by providing opportunities for you to take part in competitions and hopefully in the future take part in European and World events.

If you have questions concerning these critical safety areas please refer to the Firearms Security Handbook 2019 which can be downloaded by using the following link

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/firearms-security-handbook

Following the latest Lockdown in England, effective from 5 November, we are extending the last day for shooting the NSRA/Eley 2020 Postal Final to Thursday 31 December 2020. This applies to all Finalists across all disciplines and classes throughout the UK. All cards will need to be returned to Scorers no later than Wednesday 7 January 2021.

When the NSRA offices reopen we will as a matter of course reassess these dates should any further countrywide restrictions  be mandated by Government.

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We would like to invite Members wishing to attend the forthcoming AGM and/or Shooting Council to submit an application request by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to current restrictions the meeting will be held via Zoom and therefore there is a limit to the numbers who can attend the meetings. The AGM will start at 12:00 and the Shooting Council will follow at 14:00. To express your wish to attend please include the following information in your email:

  • Full Name
  • Membership Number
  • Contact Number
  • Email Address

You will then be contacted to confirm if your application has been successful, complete with joining instructions. Further updates will be posted on here and on social media.

British Shooting - In light of Boris’ announcement and the national lockdown in England from tomorrow, we’re extending Round 1 deadline again to enable all athletes across the UK as much time as possible to be able to enter this seasons Schools Pistol Champs.

Round 1 deadline is now Sunday 10th January.

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