The NSRA has for many years supported Junior National Squads for both rifle and pistol disciplines. The last development of these was the NSRA GB Talent Squads for both rifle and pistol which prepared shooters for an appropriate level of international competition and then on to enter the British Shooting World Class Programme National Academy.
British Shooting has now introduced squads which not only occupy the space in which the NSRA GB Talent Squads operate, but also a development layer below them. This obviously involves a number of the current performers at this level but also some of the coaches that support them.
These Squads are named the British Shooting Talent Academy and beneath it the British Shooting Development Academies.
We are about to launch Phase 2 of our series of Organisational Change Surveys. You will recall the first of these was sent to individual members and available to the wider shooting community so we could motivate as many responses as possible. Nearly 4000 of you did so and the results of that survey will appear in the next issue of On Target and online later this week. We were delighted with how many of you rose to the challenge so THANK YOU!
The last Briefing was penned at the end of last year before Covid-19 hit us. The note was full of promise for the 2020 summer season, Individual and Team leagues, Scotland and Bisley and the British Benchrest Championships.
Some of us have had the good fortune to be able to shoot Competition No.s 392 and 395, 50 metres and 100 yds. Rounds 1 & 2 finished at the end of August, leaving round 3 to be completed by the end of September.
Throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic we have constantly kept under review the circumstances and factors surrounding the earlier closure of our offices and NSRA Shop as well as the ongoing closure of our facilities at the Lord Roberts Centre and Aldersley. In order to pave the way for a possible eventual reopening of those facilities we are going to conduct a carefully controlled trial at Aldersley over the next few weeks.
Aldersley is a significantly smaller centre and less complex in its configuration and management challenges. It is therefore a safer option to conduct a trial of this kind. We will be creating a Covid-Secure environment before any range is brought back into use. In doing so we will fully take into account our own published guidance since 1 June, which in turn complies with Government legislation and advice. Facilities will only be available to current members of the centre’s clubs and organisations taking part in the trial. Social distancing will be in operation plus other measures to protect public health.
Dear Members, Club/County/Association Secretaries and Fellow Shooters
Throughout our 119 year history, the NSRA has continually strived to develop, support and actively encourage shooting sports across the United Kingdom. The shooting community has always been at the heart of the work the NSRA do. We, the NSRA, are determined to engage with you, the shooter, so that you and the sport you love will continue to be supported by a passionate and dedicated organisation for many more years to come.
The NSRA is delighted to support this exciting initiative and is looking forward to working closely with British Shooting in making it a great success. NSRA Board Member, Matt Guille, will be representing us on forthcoming webinars so we encourage any interested Shooters and Coaches to register as soon as possible.
Yesterday UK Coaching launched the new Duty to Care initiative to support sports coaches as they adjust to the new landscape Covid-19 has created.
Press Release explaining more about the programme below. Plus Partner Promotion Pack available for download here
As well as equipping coaches with the necessary knowledge and skills you will be able to attain a free nationally recognised “digital badge” to demonstrate your commitment to the principles of Duty to Care ie Diversity, Inclusion, Mental Health, Safeguarding and Wellbeing