Please see the following press release from British Blind Sport:-
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.
As we’re all working from home, our learning and development platform ukcoaching.org remains fully operational and is being updated regularly with great content and guidance to service the many coaches who have been directly affected by this virus. To this end, we have temporarily unlocked 10 of our most valuable subscriber resources, making them available to all registered on UKCoaching.org.These will remain freely available until 3 May.The selection of tips, guidance, videos, webinars and expert opinions will give coaches the opportunity to take stock and reflect on their coaching practice. Please share with your coaches the following:
Emergency Relief fund:
Sport Wales have announced today that they will only be processing grant applications for the Emergency Relief Fund (ERF). This means clubs and organisations will no longer be able to apply for any other new grants, including Community Chest and Development Grants. This is a temporary measure and in recognition that it is very unlikely that any new sports development activity will be able to be progressed in the current climate. The Emergency Relief fund is scheduled to remain available until 30 June.
British Shooting has produced a document on advice for coaches who are still working with their shooters remotely.
It is important guidance is based on NSPCC guidelines and should be followed by all coaches engaging in this practice.
Coaches should share this with their shooters (and parents/guardians if appropriate) and refer them to the NSRA Safeguarding Policy as required.
We would also remind shooters and coaches:
You may be aware of this already but hope you find it useful.
We look forward to returning to Lauder 26 June – 2 July 2021 for the 101st Scottish Rifle Meeting
British Shooting have recently launched a new digital competition called the #AimTogether British Shooting SCATT Series*. The competition was launched in response to athletes restrictions to training at home with the intention of bringing the global shooting community together to participate in a fun, inclusive and competitive shooting format.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has produced a guidance document for businesses covering the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. Both were announced by the Government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Please read the guidance notes carefully to check your club's eligibility.
Since I last wrote to you the impact of Coronavirus on our everyday lives has become even greater. I know how difficult it has been for many and my first thoughts are for everyone’s wellbeing. I also think it is important to share my appreciation for the incredible and heroic work and efforts of NHS Staff and all other key workers who are doing an amazing job in the most difficult of circumstances. I understand this only too clearly as five members of my immediate family are key workers. As previously reported, in accordance with Government advice the Lord Roberts Centre and the NSRA were closed in March and remain so.