Target Shooting – Junior Air Rifle

Target shooting is a very popular sport, recognised as one of the safest sports in the country. It is competed for at the Commonwealth Games and was one of the original sports in the modern Olympic Games.

 

Target shooting has been around for hundreds of years going back through history. Many societies practised hitting an object with a projectile. Todays target shooters use many types of firearms to fire a projectile into a fixed target at a variety of distances, with the ultimate goal of being more accurate than your rival.

 

Target shooting requires its participants to have self-discipline and control it is conducted on dedicated ranges and is one of the few sports to be fully inclusive - where men and women, able-bodied and disabled, can compete side-by-side for fun or competition.

 

EMRR Club is keen to support young people who would like to try or to develop their shooting skills. Participants will use .177 Air Rifles. The club has invested in high quality equipment for juniors and training of instructors to enable safe participation of young people in both training and club activities.

 

The EMRR Club is Home Office Approved and is affiliated to the National Small Bore Riffle Association (NSRA). EMRR Club delivers all training to governing body standards on the accessible range near QMC hospital in Nottingham.

 

All training uses the National Rifle Associations “Safe Shooting System” – Safe Person, Safe Equipment, Safe Practice, Safe Place. No one is allowed to participate until they have completed basic training including

  • Safety of the Shooting Range, safe loading and handling of the rifle.
  • Introduction to Air Rifle shooting: This covers a wide range of skills from shooting techniques, shooting groups of shots, sights and aiming, breathing and relaxation, basic care and maintenance of the rifle.
  • Law relating to shooting.

Target shooting is an approved activity for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Scout Association

 

The Junior Training Team

Lead by Martin, our junior shooting instructors have all successfully completed the NSRA YPS Tutors Course, and many of them have gone on to become instructors and coaches in other disciplines within the club and other national training squads. They hold a wide range of qualifications and experience.

 

Junior Section Training Time

15.00 -17.00 Saturday Afternoons during term times.

Term

Start

Finish

Summer 21

12 June 2021

24 July 2021

Autumn 21

11 September 2021

11 December 2021

Winter 22

8 January 2022

19 March 2022

Summer 22

23 April 2022

16 July 2022

 

Equipment – All shooting equipment and air pellets are provided by the club as part of the fees.

You will need to be in trainers or boots, trousers and a long sleeve Jumper whilst participating, some people also find a cap helps and long hair should be tied back.

 

Ability & Access

EMRR Club has equipment for Left and Right Handed people, and a range of adaptable equipment to support participants with disabilities. We are happy to discuss your specific requirements to enable you to participate.

 

From the car parking area the range is on the flat with no steps, and fully accessible for wheelchair users.

There is a Toilet is available on site.

 

Cost

£140 per term – This includes all Equipment, Pellets, Instruction and Insurance

30% Discount available for additional siblings.

 

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Bronze                  12 Week Participation                    £156

Silver                     24 Weeks Participation                  £300

Gold                       12 Months Participation               By arrangement

 

 

Scout Master at Arms Badge

12 Week Participation                    £156

 

 

Note: all sessions are 2 hours long

 

Location

East Midlands Regional Range Club is based at Derby Road Tunnel Range in Nottingham which is located close to the Queens Medical Centre Hospital

 

Further Information or to book to visit the club

Please contact Andrew or Lee, club@emrr.org.uk

 

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