Following an ongoing review British Shooting are undergoing , we wanted to outline the future direction of the Target Sprint programmes in 2019 with further detailed information to follow.
We are looking forward to building on from the success of the 2018 International season and looking forward to be selecting GB Teams in 2019.
GB Team Selection 2019
The Target Sprint Selection Panel consisting of John Saint, Doug Pepper, Stephen Batchelor, Martin Beard and Gorgs Geikie will be selecting GB Teams for a maximum of 3x ISSF international competitions in 2019. Team Selection will be in accordance to the 2019 Selection Policy, which will be published ahead of the 2019 season. Team logistics and administration will be led by British Shooting. British Shooting will also be selecting Team Management per international competition.
Non-GB Team opportunities – British Shooting will also keep the Regional Centre, Hub and Target Sprint community informed via the Target Sprint website and social media of international competition opportunities we become aware of.
In order for the Target Sprint Selection Panel to select the best potential medal-winning athletes and teams, a series of Ranking races will run throughout 2019 and populate a Ranking List.
Ranking Lists and Events
British Shooting will be introducing Ranking Lists for the ISSF standard 35mm targets & distance. This will form part of the GB Team Selection criteria.
Domestic Ranking Races (35mm) will be run alongside the 2019 National Series Event Programme where possible. International events run to ISSF standards will also be included on the Ranking List.
Head to head / race positioning from the ranking events from 2019 onwards, will also be taken into consideration for GB Team selections.
Supporting talented athletes to perform to their best, is British Shooting’s intension. In order to do this we will be organising a number of Training Days and Masterclasses throughout 2019 at different locations around the country, linked with our Regional Centres and Hubs.
British Shooting Training Days / Masterclasses
British Shooting will be coordinating and administrating training days / masterclasses in 2019. Athletes who are eligible for these will be Senior Men, Senior Women, Junior Men and Junior Women who have attained their respective ISSF standard 35mm MCT (Minimum Consideration Time). Also, athletes in the Youth age category who have attained the Youth MCT on either 35mm or 49.5mm targets will be eligible.
2019 Revised Minimum Consideration Times:
35mm MCT’s for Junior Men and Men = 6mins
35mm MCT’s for Junior Women and Women = 7mins
35mm or 49.5mm MCT for Youth Men = 6:30mins
35mm or 49.5mm MCT for Youth Women = 7:30mins
Supporting our Regional Centres and Hubs is a focus for British Shooting in 2019 and beyond.
Regional Centre / Hub Support
Supporting talented athletes, coaches, volunteers, organisers and environments, whilst engaging a new audience to Target Sprint is British Shooting’s focus. Disbanding the GB Squad and supporting the growing Regional Centre / Hub community and other opportunities, will enable the us to support the national growth of the sport.