In response to the proposed banning of lead in ammunition, the NSRA has produced the document ("Lead in Small-bore Target Shooting" together with 4 annexes) linked below. This is being shared with other organisations to help them produce their own versions in the context of their disciplines. Although this will be submitted from the NSRA, it will also add to the combined response from the target shooting sector though our links to BSSC and other shooting organisations.

Whilst a collective response from the sport is critical, it is very important for all clubs and individuals to make their thoughts and comments known separately. Please use the information contained in this document to help form your ideas and construct your own individual responses.

The Health and Safety Executive has launched an online consultation which can be viewed at 

The NSRA has also responded to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) who are conducting a similar survey and consultation.

British shooting school pistol champ

For the first time, this season's Schools Championships includes Rifle and Pistol Championships. 

The Schools Rifle format is Sporter Air Rifle with classes that welcome athletes who shoot with a Springer (SPG) or Pre-Charged Pneumatic (PCP) air rifle, as well as having classes at 10m and 6yds. 

The Schools Pistol is the same as previous years.

Individuals and School Teams are welcomed in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior age groups including those who have a physical disability.

Entries are now open for the first round, the Regional Championships. This round is shot REMOTELY.

  1. Athletes can enter the Schools Rifle and/or Schools Pistol events via the respective pages on the British Shooting website.
  2. Following this competition targets will be posted to athletes to shoot at their preferred location in accordance with the rules.
  3. Athletes then need to submit their scores centrally via the British Shooting website.

Take note:

ENTRY: Regional round entry closes on Sunday 21st November at 11:59pm.

SCORES: Regional round scores to be submitted by Sunday 5th December 2021 at 11:59pm.

Regional Results:Shortly following the score submission date, the results for all the 11 regions (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) will be published along with the individuals and teams who have qualified for the National Final.


National Final
We’re delighted that the National Final will be held for the first time at the fabulous venue of Chase Leisure Centre, in Staffordshire on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th February 2022.

This shoulder-to-shoulder event promises to be a fantastic climax to 2021-22 season.

A series of images kindly taken by James Meekin
Sywell Range Northampton
Date 11/09/2021
All classes from X A B C D were represented
Open Wednesday - Sunday 08:00 till 15:00
Come and relax before or after you shoot 
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Malcolm Cooper Range

Air Range

Good Shooting to all the competitors in the ESSU Championships this weekend.

Congratulations to the following athletes who have qualified for the Team(s) as a result of their success in the Postal Trial held earlier this year.

Robert Dowling – Captain       Christy Chan – Adjutant

Team of 10

  • Thomas Keay (Appleton)
  • Jeremy Newman (Budleigh Farm)
  • Shelbie Marsland (Appleton)
  • Kezzie Hutchings (Ellesmere College)
  • Thomas Craig-Fleming (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Nathanael Richmond (Downshire)
  • Callum Kearns (Budleigh Farm)
  • Edward McKee (Romford)
  • Harry Evans (Appleton)
  • Daniel Cornall (Budleigh Farm)
  • Carmen Kilgannon (Appleton) – RESERVE
  • Louis Norman (Budleigh Farm) - RESERVE

Team of 3 Women

  • Shelbie Marsland (Appleton)
  • Kezzie Hutchings (Ellesmere College)
  • Carmen Kilgannon (Appleton)
  • Megan Blatchly (Leicester & District) – RESERVE

 Team of 3 Men

  • Thomas Keay (Appleton)
  • Jeremy Newman (Budleigh Farm)
  • Thomas Craig-Fleming (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Nathanael Richmond (Downshire) – RESERVE
  • Callum Kearns (Budleigh Farm) - RESERVE


Target Sprint Leader

British Shooting, in partnership with the NSRA invite all Target Sprint Leaders who attained their qualification prior to August 2021, to take part in a 1-hour refresher online session, in order to maintain their Leader Qualification.

Attending a 1-hour Refresher session will be compulsory for those who wish to keep their Target Sprint Leader Qualification. The sessions will be delivered via Microsoft Teams by Paul Langford, (Target Sprint Educator).

The session is based around introducing the Athlete & Coach Framework. This was compiled by British Shooting, who have brought together the content from coaches and practitioners across all Olympic and Paralympic disciplines and Target Sprint. Along with good practice and modern research from UK Sport, UK Coaching and CIMSPA.

The British Shooting Schools Championships is back for another season and the entries are open now!

Schools Champs

Entries are now open for both the Schools Pistol and Rifle Championships 2021-22.


The format for this season sees the regional round shot remotely. Athletes can enter the Schools Rifle and/or Schools Pistol events via the respective pages on the British Shooting website.

National Pistol squad logo

We the coaching team, myself George Darling (Head Senior Coach) assisted by Michael Gault OBE (Technical Coach), are working as a team to help the squad as a whole to improve your technical skills and performance levels so you the athletes can become the


We the coaches have a proven track record of helping athletes succeed, if you want to achieve your full potential come and join us.

The Squad is self funding, athletes will need to contribute to support the squad training. We will have 6 - 8 training weekends per year.

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George Darling
Head Senior Pistol Coach

Due to several competitions taking place at the Lord Roberts Centre, the following ranges will not be available between the 15th and 19th September:

  • The 50m outdoor range will not be available until after 11:30 on Thursday 16th September. It is available at all other times, however please phone/email ahead to book as there will be a limited number of points available.
  • The 25 yard indoor range will not be available on Wednesday 15th September (all day), Thursday 16th September (between 08:30 and 14:30)  Friday 17th September (all day), Saturday 18th September (all day), Sunday 19th September (all day)

The recently refurbished 25m outdoor range is available as an alternative to the indoor 25 yard range for benchrest and standing (sorry, no prone) .22 rim fire and air rifle. Please phone/email ahead to book as there may be a limited number of points available.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tim Woolford
LRC Manager

Congratulations to Lenny Thompson who has won the Earl Haig Scottish Championship at Denwood, Aberdeenshire. The Final was shot alongside the National/Regional Long Range Rifle competition on 29th August. The competition was not held in 2020 due to COVID restrictions, but Lenny has repeated his 2019 Haig win this year.

The Under 21 trophy went to Lily Brechin based on the qualifier results.

Denwood range
Denwood range Denwood range
Denwood range
Denwood range Denwood range
Earl Haig Troph...
Earl Haig Trophy Earl Haig Trophy
Haig Finalists
Haig Finalists Haig Finalists
Trophies Trophies
Trophies Trophies
A wee dram
A wee dram A wee dram
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Prize presentat...
Prize presentation Prize presentation
Lenny Thompson ...
Lenny Thompson 2021 Scottish Champion Lenny Thompson 2021 Scottish Champion
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