The Exchange runs from 29 June – 5 July, between Birmingham, Frankfurt, and Lyon. We’re hosting the shooting this year and Sport Birmingham have applied for funding. Please help them get support to help the clubs and participants, by voting for Europod 19, in the Sport section of https://www.lets-go-join-in.eu/vote.html
Thanks in anticipation
Sun 3 Mar, 1000-1300. To book, please click the event on our calendar
This year we’re hosting the shooting in this youth exchange, organised here by Sport Birmingham. We want to provide family, or other suitable accommodation for French and German partiicipants in the age range 12-16 yrs. Ideally it should be in the Sutton Coldfield area.
If you’re a member, or fellow shooter and can offer this, or are thinking about it, please contact us vis the site.
Ideally we should have max number by 9 Jan. Hope to hear from you
See Membership page for more info.
incorporating Warwickshire County and Club Championships at no extra cost.
PDF SCRAP 10m Open 2018
Doc SCRAP 10m Open 2018
Closing date Tue 28th August.
We hope to see you there.
We’ll be at both sessions with laser rifles. Hope to see you.
10m Pistol & Rifle, on the 3rd Sun-of-the-month, 1000-1300. Members only.
We’re running 1 hr air rifle sessions from 1000-1300 on the 19th & 21st June at the club, £2. For full information see here. To book please contact us.
Hope to see you there.
On Sun 20 Nov we ran an internal comp to test our new demountable range. Some work to day and a good day was had by all. Thanks to all competitors and volunteers, who set-up, ran it, and cleared up.
We’ve just run our 1st in-house competition in Sport Pistol @ 10m. Organised and won by James Broome. Please find results results.
We’re running session on Mon 19th & Wed 21st of Sep. Four sessions, hourly from 1100. Cost £2. To book contact us.
Watch shooting events at the Olympics on BBC 5-12 Aug. Starts with womens’ air rifle and mens’ air pistol on Sat 5th.
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We’ve just completed two sessions, both were we’ll-supported and received. Thank to Wilson Stuart School for loan of their equipment to complement ours. Shooter_steve_
We are running taster sessions from 1100-1600 at the Mill’s Hobbies’ Day. All ages and abilities (Not VI, yet). Just turn up. For more info, please got to www.newhallmill.org.uk.
Good turnout from Headway, Sanctuary Housing, and Wilson Stuart School. Thanks to Roy, Mel, & Chris.
On Sat 20th of September, Kate beat a good field to win the British Short Range Pistol Championship, in the NSRA Pistol Championships at Bisley. She was award the Allies Trophy and becomes the first female to win this.
The competition was over two 30 shot stages at 20yd. After the qualification round she finished 2nd. In the final she beat former multi-winner, Mick Gault, by one point. Her husband James was also a finalist. There’s more; Kate came 3rd in Womens’ 25m pistol and was leading the Life and Annual Members’ Competition.
The couple started shooting at Sutton, after Kate saw it at the 2012 Olympics, and have made good progress since then. We’re proud of them both.
This year the club is 70 years old. A few of us talked about doing something in addition to the annual dinner. The consensus was that it should involve shooting, then the idea of a day, where all disciplines could shoot, would be good. The Regional Shooting centre at Wolverhampton was mentioned, and that’s where we went.
There were 13 of us plus a coach and a non-shooter. There were representatives from the sport rifle/benchrest group, pistol, and prone rifle groups. Some shot indoors at first, but we all ended up outside at 25 or 50m. Thanks to Keith the coach, Kate & James for the food, and Mel and Ian from the Centre. All seemed happy, so it could happen again.
First time outside @ 50m, with the coach
Pistol @ 25m
The Club took part in this, the second BDSF, where we provided demonstration and taster sessions. At the launch event in Fox Hollies Leisure Centre Sat the 12th, we used laser rifles and a Scatt (IR training) system. This was followed by two sessions at the Club on 16th & 20th of July with our air rifles and pistols.
In total, we gave sessions for 40 disabled people (incl. 4 who shot twice) and 13 carers, support workers, friends, and family members. There were two or three that couldn’t make it, so we’re hoping to arrange a session for them.
The feedback we’ve seen has been very good, and we should get more. We hope it will result in more members and better contacts with organisations concerned with shooting, sport, and disability.
A good day for some members of Sutton’s small contingent of competitors at the 10m champs in wolverhampton on Sat 24 May. Kate Broome shot a PB (555) to give her the regional confined title, the womens’ open title, and second in the team event with husband James. In rifle Jayne Bennet cam 2nd in the open class B. l