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.

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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

Randle TrophyI am delighted that, after the disappointment of not being able to compete last year, we shall be able to fire the Randle Match in 2021, albeit in not quite the usual way!

Now Shooting has resumed and we’re looking forward to Summer please be aware the deadline to enter is fast approaching, so if you haven’t done so already please send your entries in by 28 April using the links below. As soon as your completed entry form and payment is received we will send confirmation.

If you are still due to renew your NSRA Membership then please do so by CLICK HERE If you renew your Individual Full Membership before 30 April the cost will be £64.

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Thanks to the sterling efforts of our volunteers from Goodyear Rifle Club and the multi-skilled digger operators from Ridgewood Contractors the outdoor range at NSRA Aldersley will reopen on Monday 29 March for .22 rimfire and air.

The reopening will be in accordance with the latest NSRA Guidelines and Government Roadmap for England

Here are the steps to follow:

New Antique Firearms Legislation has now been published and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/circular-0012021-antique-firearms

This includes the new definition of ‘antique firearm’ that will come into effect on 22 March 2021 and a transitional period for licensing etc. of former antique firearms will run for six months until 21 September 2021.

Anyone who has either applied for or renewed a Firearms or Shotgun Certificate recently will have encountered the need to get a medical check carried out by their GP before the certificate will be granted. This has caused major issues for some in that the GP may refuse to carry out the service. Others have experienced delays or found the cost incurred in doing it is inordinately high.

We are pleased to advise the Shooting Council Minutes – 25 July 2020 have been amended and are now in the correct page order including the previously missing page 13.

Click here to review the Minutes

Currently, the law relating to air guns allows people between 14 and 17 to shoot unsupervised on private land. The Firearms Safety Consultation seeks to change that and say that all shooting must be supervised. This will clearly have a negative impact on shooting in the field but also on clubs and associations by requiring unnecessary supervision.

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The pandemic has undoubtedly impacted workforces in the sports sector, resulting in increased stress and anxiety as demands and pressures continue to grow. Bluefin Sport and Marsh will be hosting an “Under the Spotlight” webinar on Tuesday 9 March at 10:15am focusing on how you can support your employees and your organisation through the long term risks of the COVID pandemic.

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