The 28th GB Junior International Match took place at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley from the 8th to the 11th August 2022. It was fantastic to see junior athletes coming together again for a week of shooting having not been able to hold the event in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.
Entry numbers were a little lower than pre-pandemic as squads have struggled to recruit and train new juniors during the restrictions whilst existing athletes have aged out. Entries in the Air Rifle and .22 Rifle events were lower than we would like but there were healthy numbers participating in Sporter Rifle and Air Pistol as well as Target Sprint.
Access the Junior International 2022 results
As a result of their success in the Postal Trial held earlier this year, the following athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain in the 2022 Drew Match. The Match will be shot postally on the athletes’ home ranges between 29th August 2022 and 4th September 2022.
The Drew Match is an international postal smallbore-prone rifle competition for U21’s. The course of fire is 60 shots at 50 metres. There are three teams, a mixed team of 10, a team of three women, and a team of three men.
Athletes can now submit an expression of interest for membership to the British Shooting Pistol Pathway (Talent and Development Academies) for the season 2022-2023 (Olympic and Paralympic).
All athletes interested in being a member of the Pathway (including existing members) need to submit their interest by completing the form on the following link:
Once the form is complete, there are another two steps to complete. The British Shooting Pathway Co-ordinator, Lauren Freeman, will be in touch once you have successfully completed the form.
The US metric-prone Nationals shot at Camp Atterbury, Indiana in variable wind and heat of around 33°C and over 90% humidity. The metric prone consists of 40 shots at 50 metres, a Dewar and then 40 shots at 100 yards on international targets.
The day 2 any sights award winners were:
It was a clean sweep for Brits in the US Nationals Metric Prone:
The first two days of the NRA of America National Smallbore Rifle - Conventional Prone Championships were peppered with many strong performances from British Athletes, which in no small part was made possible with the support of Eley, the Squad’s ammunition partner. The Smallbore Conventional Prone Metallic Sights Aggregate, the total across the first two days of competition, saw five members of the 2022 Great Britain Pershing Squad, including the Great Britain Team Captain, placed in the top seven. As a result, the NSRA Rifle Committee were quietly confident that 2022 would see Great Britain engraved on the Pershing Trophy. It was a close run contest with Great Britain’s score of 3988 ex 4000 narrowly defeated by the USA’s score of 3990.
After an arduous two-day journey the 2022 Great Britain Pershing Squad and supporters arrived at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, for the NRA of America National Smallbore Rifle - Conventional Prone Championships. The first part of these championships has been used to select, from the squad, the team of ten and two reserves listed.
I would like to thank all the squad members and supporters who have dedicated considerable time and effort over the last two years to attend this COVID-delayed event. The Pershing match is due to be shot on Wednesday 3rd August.
Keith Ridgway (Great Britain Rifle Team – 2022 Pershing Match Captain )
West Kent Rifle League
41st ANNUAL PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL & PAIRS SHOOT 2022.
The shoot is in five classes and consists of three Short Range targets (BM1989 to be used) being shot during November and December. You may enter more than once. (Only the best set will be counted) Entry Fee £5.00. The pairs shoot will be shot concurrent. Fee £3.00 a Pair.
The entry form can be downloaded here:
You can also find details about the WKRL Self-Handicap League on the entry form here:
On Sunday 25th July the first British Shooting Target Sprint Development Pathway was staged at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley.
Pictured from left to right are Jake Lynock, Caitlin Keaney, Robert Shawyer, Erin Throgmorten- Appleby and Emily Shawyer.
Win a Bluefin Sport Grant worth £1000 at Bisley 100:
Further information can be obtained from the NSRA/ Bluefin Sport Insurance Stand at Bisley Festival on 13th & 14th August.
There were some really encouraging performances by our Paralympic Team last week in Chateauroux, France. It was great to see two silvers, one bronze and a Games quota place secured at this first major World Cup of the Paris cycle.
People may recall the efforts that Lesley Stewart made to get the last Tokyo quota at the Peru event during Covid, and now she has secured the first quota at the start of this cycle. We understand that this is the very first quota secured by a British athlete in any sport for the Paris Paralympic Games.
More information can be found on the British Shooting website