The 2019 indoor shooting season begins on Sunday 3 March.

Please let me know if you are NOT returning to shooting this year.  This is particularly important if you are using club equipment so that we can determine the size of this year’s new shooter intake.  But also important to enable the scoreboard to be right for the start of the club competition.

The four-week introduction to shooting programme will be held over four squads at 6.30pm on the first four Sundays in March (3, 10, 17, 24).  There will be numerous tasks to do (meet and greet, entry money and forms, squadding, safety talk, ammo filling, target preparation and changing, coaching, range officering, marking, checking marking, talking with shooters and parents, collation of targets and forms).  We need as many people as possible to help run this programme, so please come along and assist.

Practice sessions will be available for current members from 7.30pm on 3 and 10 March and the club competition will commence on 17 March.

There will be a focus this season on self-analysis with on-range coaching offered for the first two squads only each evening after the completion of the introduction programme.  Shooters are encouraged to ask coaches questions off-range before, between and after their squads with a view to gaining a better understanding of how to score a good shot.  Coaching material is also available on the coaching noticeboard.

Members using club equipment will also be shown how to wipe down their rifle with an oily rag, and will be expected to do this before leaving each session, to keep the equipment in good condition.

A reminder that there will be a working bee at the range on Saturday 2 March, commencing at 10am.  Tasks involve replacing the butt boards, removing lead and stored iron, and a thorough cleaning of the range and men’s toilets.  The more helpers, the quicker the work will be completed.  Please take along any cleaning equipment or tools that would assist.

Upcoming events:

  • Saturday 2 March, 10am, working bee.
  • Sundays from 3 to 24 March, 6.30pm, introduction programme.  Assistance required from 6pm each Sunday.
  • Sunday 4 March, 7.30pm, club practice session for 2019 members.
  • Sunday 11 March, 7.30pm, club practice session for 2019 members.
  • Friday 15 March, 7.30pm, WSRA AGM.
  • Sunday 17 March, club competition commences.