Ian Heald was nominated for Sports Volunteer of the Year at Lincolnshire Actives Sport Awards by Lincolnshire Small-bore Rifle Association, for his work throughout the county and within his own clubs; Yarbrough Target Shooting Club and Hemswell Rifle Club.
A British Shooting Talent Assessment day for the World Class Programme (Paralympic) took place in October and welcomed some strong emerging talent.
Expressions of interest were requested from our network of ‘Disability Hub Clubs’ and referrals from ‘Discover Your Gold’ (a multi-sport talent identification campaign) and 12 shooters were invited to attend a talent assessment day at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.
The purpose of the day was to identify shooters who fit the profile to be able to access and benefit from one of the programmes underpinning the Paralympic Programme Pathway. The assessment delivered a comprehensive programme of skills evaluation, classification assessment and lifestyle interview.
The Woking U3A Group came to our Christmas "fun" Shoot recently. They each shot three cards with air rifle at 10m and three cards at 25yds with a .22 rifle. It was a lovely morning and everyone enjoyed themselves.
James Miller took up pistol shooting as a Scout in Epsom and went from strength to strength.
As a member of the NSRA you will have recently received a letter dated 19th November 2018 regarding your membership renewal. To clarify, this is simply notification of changes to your renewal dates that will be happening in the next 12 months. You do not need to take any action at this time. You will be sent further information when your renewal is due.
We are moving towards reinstating a common renewal date for all members. This process is the first step to achieving this aim.
With regard to the ongoing target situation and the ELEY Competition, we would encourage everyone to enter the ELEY Competition as normal.
Shooting dates for the first round will be amended for those disciplines where targetry is not currently authorised for National Competition use, as the targets become available.
In those Competitions where targetry is authorised for use i.e. Comp B (Prone Rifle) and Comp G (10m Air Pistol), the normal published shooting dates should be used.
Lucy's Coach John Kelman writes:
I am pleased to announce that one of our Welsh Pistol shooters has been nominated for the Carmarthenshire Radio Awards.
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.