History and Activities

History

Sutton Coldfield Rifle & Pistol Club was formed in 1944, from the Sutton Coldfield ‘C’ Company Home Guard Rifle Club.  The club moved to its current purpose-built range in 1979.

Achievements

  • A former member was selected for Great Britain at the 1980 Olympics, but for political reasons, Britain did not send a shooting team.
  • One of our members won a silver medal at the Seoul Paralympics, 1988, and was the British Men’s Air Rifle Champion and held a World Record.
  • In 1996 we came first in the National Roll of Marksmen and have never been lower than 7th since first entering the competition.
  •  In 1999 our 20 yd pistol team was the best in the country, winning div 1 of the National League.

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Our members:

  • Regularly represent Warwickshire and Staffordshire in the inter-county leagues.
  • Captain teams and run competitions for our county, Warwickshire.
  • Coach and shoot for the West Midlands Regional Target Shooting Squad.
  • Run regular sessions for Wilson Stuart School.
  • Coach at the England Academy (Rifle).
  • Compete in Modern Pentathlon at National and Regional level.
  • Coach and officiate for West Midlands Pentathlon and PentathlonGB.