Just a reminder the next Shooting Council meets this Saturday, 31st July at 10.00. By now you should have received the agenda, papers and zoom invitation but if for any reason you haven’t please email Tessa Shorey
As Seonaid McIntosh prepares to represent Team GB at the Olympics in Tokyo, she tells us her experience of lockdown and how she’s prepared for a postponed Games.
Seonaid McIntosh’s three-year build-up to the Olympic Games is nearly complete. She first won a quota place at the World Championships in Changwon in 2018 and now we speak to her just five weeks before she boards the plane for Tokyo – a year later than scheduled!
We all faced our difficulties during Coronavirus lockdowns, sacrificing freedoms and cancelling plans. But postponing an appearance at the Olympics – potentially the crowning event in any athlete’s career – must have been on a different level.
Following the heavy rain on Saturday night, it was noticed that part of the structure over the firing points on the 25m range had started to collapse. Upon further investigation on Monday the NSRA took the decision that the structure is unsafe with a high risk of further collapse, therefore the 25m range will be closed until further notice The Lord Roberts Centre team have been in touch with clubs/individual's to either cancel their bookings or transfer them to other ranges. We appreciate the inconvenience this will case, however the safety of our visitors is of paramount importance. We are evaluating options to either repair or replace the existing structure and will keep members and visitors updated.
The 25m range has been 'coned off' to prevent entry and we are looking at options to either have the existing structure taken down or repaired.
Due to a clerical error the entry deadline for Dewar, Drew and Wakefield competitions were incorrectly set to end a day earlier.
To amend this the entry deadline has been extended to midnight on Friday 2nd July 2021
*Please note, you can enter these events more than once
Just a reminder that this competition will be running throughout August, with a finals Weekend in September.
The six Qualifying events at venues around the country – Appleton, Budleigh Farm, Coxwold, Denwood, Sywell and Worplesdon will be running a Double Dewar, in Classes X to D and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 in each class (subject to entries) at each venue. These prizes will be cash, (not vouchers) of £25 for 1st Place, £15 for 2nd place and £10 for 3rd place in each class.
You may have read recently the NSRA is organising a National Long Range Rifle Competition this summer, with regional events across the country followed by a final at Sywell, Northampton on the weekend of 11/12 September. In addition to the classed competitions, the regional events will be a selection process for this year's GB team for the Randle Trophy Match, with the match itself being shot on Sunday 12 September at Sywell - which is a departure from the usual way of selecting this team.
The NSRA Performance Club Programme is off to a flying start with resident in-house Club at LRC, Centurions, the first to be recognised under our new initiative. Club Chairman, Steve Elliott commented, “We are delighted to have received our award. It is a fitting achievement after many years hard work we have all put in to build and develop Centurions. It is also testimony to the strong relationship we have forged with the NSRA.”
2020 was an outstanding year for the Great Britain Rifle Team, who were victorious in the Drew, Wakefield and “Goodwill” Dewar Prone Rifle Matches. The NSRA are determined to emulate this success in 2021. So, if you want a chance to help Great Britain secure back to back victories, make sure you get your entries in soon. The entry deadline of 30th June 2021 for the International Match Postal Trials is fast approaching. Entries can be made online by clicking HERE. All Postal Trials can be shot on your home range or any other suitable range.
10m Air Rifle Women – Seonaid McIntosh
10m Air Rifle Men – Dean Bale & Mike Bargeron
Air Rifle Mixed Team – Seonaid McIntosh & Dean Bale
Prone Women – Katie Gleeson, Rachel Glover & Seonaid McIntosh
Prone Men – Dean Bale, Mike Bargeron & Ken Parr
3p Women – Katie Gleeson & Seoniad McIntosh
3p Men – Mike Bargeron & Dean Bale
3p Mixed Pairs – Seonaid McIntosh & Dean Bale, Katie Gleeson & Mike Bargeron
300m Prone Women – Seonaid McIntosh
300m 3P – Seonaid McIntosh
10m Air Pistol Men – Kristian Callaghan & James Miller
Rapid Fire Pistol – Kristian Callaghan & Sam Gowin
Standard Pistol - Kristian Callaghan & Sam Gowin
50m Pistol - Kristian Callaghan
The Tokyo Olympics are just nine weeks away so this is an important opportunity for athletes to finalise their preparations and pit their skills against the best in Europe.
The schedule of events can be found here https://www.issf-sports.org/competitions/venue.ashx?cshipid=3000 and live broadcasts https://www.issf-sports.org/competitions/venue/finalslivebroadcastschedule.ashx?cshipid=3000