2021 was a challenging year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the three major postal international matches organised by the NSRA went ahead. We can now report that Great Britain won all three (Dewar, Wakefield and Drew) matches. The Randal and the Mayleigh matches are organised by the USA and the results are not yet finalised. The NSRA would like to congratulate all GB team members.
We would like to advise that our Shooting Manager, Steve Downes, has recently left the NSRA. The NSRA would like to thank Steve for his contribution over the past year and wish him well in all his future endeavours.
We will of course keep you informed of any new team members who are recruited in the weeks and months to come. Like you we’re looking forward to a busy and exciting Competitions Calendar in 2022.
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:
Entires are still open for the following competitions:
They consist of three rounds shoot over January to March, shooting a NSRA 150 at 10m and an IAU300 at 18m. Please see the entry form for full details.
There is still time to enter. Late entries accepted.
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
Congratulations to all those who have won something in their discipline.
NSRA competitions have emailed the results to all clubs that entered.
At present because of the demands to businesses the sponsors cannot honour the prizes till February 2022. This is when your vouchers and paperwork will be sent.
With this in mind the NSRA will grant all winners in 2020, 2021 & 2022 their prize collections until Eley final 2022 (Oct 8th & 9th ) because of all restrictions over 2020 and 2021.
Winners in the Eley shoulder to shoulder matches at Bisley and October Finals will be asked to collect their ammo winnings on the day.
If you have entered Eley 2022 Stickers and paperwork are in the post.
The 10 diagram 25yd target (2510BM89) was identified in 2018 as having incorrect scoring ring sizes, and the mistake was subsequently corrected. However the target designation was not initially changed to the current designation of 2510BM89-18, so a small quantity of the correctly dimensioned targets were sold with the old designation.
Three years has now passed since the new targets with the correct designation were available, and therefore the targets that do not have the -18 suffix will no longer be accepted for NSRA competitions, effective immediately.
From Winter 2022, targets that do not have the -18 suffix will not be accepted for any NSRA Competitions.
Thank you for your email and telephone enquiries. We are working through all of them so if there is a delay before you receive a response don't worry you will be renewed on time. Yesterday we published our Christmas opening hours and although we are closed over the holiday period we will be continuing to work behind the scenes and will get back to you.
Merry Christmas from the 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.
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At our recent Awards evening we bestowed an Honorary Vice Presidency on our newest member Cllr Olivia Lyons, in a speech at the evening she commented “It’s an absolute honour to be appointed Honorary Vice President and looks forward to serving and supporting the club in its endeavours”. Cllr Lyons last May became the youngest female Leader of a District/Borough Council when she became Leader of Cannock Chase District Council and is a true Rugeley girl through and through. We’re delighted to see Olivia join our team here at Rugeley Rifle Club.
On Friday 3rd December we were excited to have members at our Christmas Party and fun shoot in support of our Sponsored charity the Rugeley and District Community First Responders. Lots of fun, laughter and food with a Super Raffle for some superb prizes including an overnight stay at “Swifts Old Salt Warehouse” located on the historic inland port of Shardlow Marina!