Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.

Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.

To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.

If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Internationals

The Pershing and Roberts Matches

There are two international matches held shoulder-to-shoulder between Great Britain and the United States of America.

The Pershing Match and the Roberts Match are each shot every eight years, the former at Camp Perry, Ohio and the latter at Bisley Camp, during the host association’s national championships meeting.

Both matches are for teams of 10, over a course of 40 shots per team member. The Pershing Match is over a Dewar course on American Decimal targets: the Roberts Match over a modified Dewar course on current NSRA targets.

The method of selecting each Great Britain team is decided by the Rifle Committee, in consultation with the Team Captain. A team is normally selected on the basis of trials and an element of the selection arrangements is likely to refer to the leading scorers in the Bisley Championship Aggregate in the year prior to the match. However there may well be additional methods of obtaining a place as a trialist.

The last Roberts Match took place on 21 August 2009, with Neil Gibbons as Captain, Phil Strong as Adjutant and Jon Leech as Coach. The match was won by Great Britain with 3842 points to the Unites States' 3806.

The next Roberts Match is scheduled for 2017.

The next Pershing Match is scheduled for 2013.

In the most recent match, in 2005 at Camp Perry, the USA and Great Britain tied on gunscore, but the USA had the higher count of X-bulls, 3990-295x to 3990-270x.

Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.