It is now two years since the sad passing of the Association’s Vice Chairman, Ken Nash. Ken had played an active and important role in smallbore shooting for very many years and in the elected position in the Board of Trustees he was able to help managing the affairs of the NSRA.
In addition to the huge amounts of his time devoted to the Association over the years Ken made a final and significant contribution by means of a bequest to the NSRA. He had, along with his wife Cherry and many other members and affiliated clubs, made loans to the Association to provide working capital. The amount of the outstanding loans he had made at the time of his death was £79,500 and he bequeathed these loans to the NSRA in a final act of generosity.
Seonaid has won a gold medal in the 50m 3P Rifle Women's discipline and a bronze, combining with Haonan Yu of China, in the Mixed Air Rifle Pairs at the ISSF World Cup Finals in China. The NSRA congratulates Seonaid on what has been an incredible year.
Photo credit: Donald McIntosh.
James has been selected on the British Shooting World Class Programme as British Junior Number 1. We believe James is the youngest pistol shooter for the World Class Programme.
The latest Olympic athletes named on the World Class Programme (WCP) can be viewed at:
The World Championships have been outstanding for the GB team. Matt Skelhon is a double World Champion after winning gold in R6 50m SH1. His score of 251.4 is a new world record
British Shooting writes:
Exciting news to wake up to from the WSPS World Champs in Sydney! Michael Whapples has won bronze in VI rifle! Team Gold for James Bevis, Ryan Cockbill and Tim Jeffrey in 50m SH2 men and a Paralympic Quota Place secured by Issy Bailey for @ParalympicsGB!
Bronze for Ken Parr and Seonaid McIntosh in the 50m Prone Mixed Pairs at the European Championships in Bologna. Congratulations to both from the NSRA.
The World Masters was held in Suhl, Germany recently and Waldek Mickiewicz of the NSRA Senior Pistol squad took first place in the 10m Air Pistol in this inaugural event.