2021 is fast upon us as we look forward to Target Sprint activity being enjoyed by all, in their own time, safely.
Although vaccines are starting to become available, Covid-19 remains and continues to impact our sporting activities.
Our mission at British Shooting is to promote safe, fun activity which is accessible for all, whilst remain sensitive to people’s circumstances.
Domestic event news!
Therefore, we’re delighted to let you know that British Shooting intend to hold a National Series Championships (49.5mm targets) and British Championships (35mm targets) in September 2021. Both these championships will be open to all to participate who have a current Target Sprint Safety Certificate.
There will be no British Shooting branded National Series or Super League events for the 2021 season, but we will be supporting all our Hubs and Organisers to deliver their own events where possible in accordance with the local government guidelines. Due to the ongoing uncertain and changeable government restrictions, this means organisers can adapt their events and activities to enable safe participation in accordance with whatever restrictions might be in place at that time and location.
Super League and National Series events need to be accessible for all in order for athletes to gather Super League points or National Final Qualification places respectfully during the season. So if there should be any form of government restriction preventing athletes from participating, this of course would be unfair and not promote the spirit of our sport for all.
We hope you will all join us in looking forward to a fantastic British Shooting Championships in September.
All Target Sprint events can be found on the Target Sprint website EVENTS page. All these events we look forward at British Shooting, to help promote and sharing their news & results where possible.
If you have any questions about any of the events, please contact the relevant Event Coordinator listed.
GB Team News!
With athlete and team leader safety at the forefront of our minds, we’ve taken the decision not to send a GB Target Sprint Team to any international competition overseas before the end of May 2021. As the beginning of the new year unfolds, British Shooting will review the Covid-19 situation and competitions opportunities which may become available for GB participation post 20.05.2021
So we would like to offer those athletes the “roll-over” opportunity in the first instance in 2021 to represent GB.
We appreciate that through no fault their own, covid-19 prevented the athletes who were selected in March 2020 to realise their GB Team representation this year (2020). Therefore in acknowledgement we would like to offer those athletes the “roll-over” opportunity in the first instance in 2021 to represent GB in 2021.
This is all dependent on the international calendar and the unfolding global pandemic.
The Target Sprint Group and all at British Shooting would like to wish our Target Sprint community a very merry Christmas.