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The next issue goes to print this week and will drop through your letterbox by 30 September. The following issue, which will include notice and details of the forthcoming AGM on 28 November, will be delivered by 5 November. So if you have any contributions you would like to submit for possible inclusion then please do so no later than midday on 30 September by emailingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.We look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy the next issue.

Benchrestpicv2The 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.

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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.

Click here to register your interest with British Shooting

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

Duty to Care Toolkit 5 pillars

Please see the following press release from British Blind Sport:-

British Blind Sport LogoCity of Birmingham and British Blind Sport to host IBSA World Games 2023

Birmingham has been selected as the host of the 2023 IBSA World Games, a multi-sport event for blind and partially sighted athletes.

Update regarding the status of NSRA International Postal Competitions 2020 as well as British & Scottish Long-Range Championships. As you can imagine Covid19 has meant that the status of various postal competitions as well as the Earl Roberts, Earl Haig and Pershing Trials are being reviewed on an ongoing basis the following is a summary of the position on 30 April 2020.

We would like to advise all interested parties the NRA of America has cancelled National Matches due to take place this year with the Pershing Match now scheduled to take place in 2022. Information regarding the selection of the GB Team will follow so please keep checking the website for further details.

The match between the USA and Great Britain is normally held every 4 years,  alternating between the USA and GB hosting the event during their respective national meetings. When held at Bisley the match is known as the Earl Roberts Trophy match, and when hosted by the USA it is the Pershing Trophy match. The last match was at Bisley in 2017, and the next was scheduled to be shot at Camp Atterbury, Indiana in 2021. 

Pershing Trophy

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