With recent media attention on safeguarding in sport sportscotland, Disclosure Scotland, Volunteer Scotland and Children 1st are conducting a survey to identify the knowledge and awareness of safeguarding in sport. Scottish Target Shooting fully supports this pieces of work as it will positively influence safeguarding training and support for those working with children and ultimately help to protect children in our sport.
Congratulations to a number of athletes from Scottish Target Shooting named in the Great Britain team for the European Championships in Baku from 21 July to 4 August 2017. Scotland will have a total of 7 athletes appearing at the Championships, with 3 in the rifle events and a further 4 in the shotgun events. The athletes and competitions they have been entered in are listed below.
There was success for the Double Trap Shooters at the Green Cup in Todi, Italy. Linda Pearson won Silver on Saturday 13 May and was the highest scoring lady on the Sunday with a Commonwealth Games consideration score of 91. Calum Fraser narrowly missed the men's final with a Commonwealth Games consideration score of 135, and achieved a further score of 132 on the Sunday.
West Atholl Rifle Club assisted by Blair Atholl Gun Club and Blair Atholl Small-bore Rifle Club will again be hosting the Scottish Multi-discipline Shooting Championships at the Jubilee Range, Blair Atholl on 14th May, 2017.
Competitors will be ranked in each event and the rankings added together to determine the overall winner and team winners. The event will not be squadded so competitors may choose when to shoot each event between 9.30 and 3.30. Depending on entries some events may close earlier.
The day will be an official “guest day” for both West Atholl Rifle Club and Blair Atholl Small-bore Rifle Clubs which will allow competitors without their own rifles to use club rifles under one to one supervision.
The shooting performance programme would like to work with Shooting Clubs and Grounds in Scotland to sanction up to three Grand Prix events in each of the ISSF Shotgun events included in the programme for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Scottish Target Shooting encourages all club and individual members to respond to the Home Office consultation closing at 5.30pm on 9 March 2017. To help, a copy of the STS response and template responses have been provided.