The first item of business at the January workshops was for the participants to write down their perceptions of the NSRA, both good and bad. This was an interesting session, and as you might expect given the nature of perceptions, once explored and challenged, many of them were found to be untrue. Rather than allowing negative perceptions to continue, we have decided to dedicate an area of the website to addressing these aspects, and provide the truth rather than the myth.
A successful workshop concentrating on the future of the NSRA was held at Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley on 27 and 28 January 2018.
Some 40 delegates attended from all regions of the UK and contributed to the sessions which looked at increasing membership as well as reviewing the competition structure.
The Home Office is to review airgun legislation following two tragic cases in which airguns were misused with serious consequences. See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-to-review-air-weapons-regulation-in-england-and-wales for background information. The NSRA is taking an active role in discussing the issues regarding proposed legislation with Government and representatives of shooting organisations are to agree a pro-active response at a meeting of BSSC in early 2018.
The NSRA has identified that there is a need to review and probably amend the direction it is taking if it is to guarantee its longevity. A decline in the number of members and affiliated clubs and competition entries has necessitated this review.
As the National Governing Body, the NSRA has a policy in place to not become involved, comment on or reply to personal views or opinions posted on social media and will not respond via social media. However the NSRA will continue to share information on their website, and via our social media when relevant.
Comments on social media represent the personal views of an individual or a group of individuals and these views may not represent the views of the NSRA and may contain nonfactual information, not reflect an accurate picture or be representative of the actual situation.
Dates for the 2018 Championships:
|British Open Airgun Championship||April 13 - 15|
|50 Metre Championship||June 1 - 3|
|Benchrest Short Range Competition||June 9|
|Benchrest Championship||June 10|
|Scottish Championship||June 30 - July 6|
|Bisley Championship||August 11 - 19|
|Eley Finals||October 12 - 14|
The 131st International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lima - on proposal of the IOC Executive Board - has confirmed the place of Shooting in the sports programme of the Olympic Games 2024.
The wait is finally over and here is the full video from the Roberts Trophy Match verses the USA at Bisley 2017...
We are aware that following an adjournment debate in Parliament on the use and control of airguns, the Minister for Policing and Fire Service, Nick Hurd has undertaken to review the regulation of air weapons in England and Wales.
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