The 44th ISSF D Coaching Course was attended by 36 attendees in Henley (south of Carlisle!) over 3 days from 11-13 August 2017. It was the first such course to be held in the UK. The course was delivered by Paul Taylor for pistol and Donald McIntosh for rifle and covered a number of aspects of shooting including position, training and training plans, physical training for shooting, and electronic training aids. There was a good balance of presentation and groups exercises.
The Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) arrived in Scotland today, the 42nd stop on its global tour, ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia. As hosts of the last Games in 2014, Glasgow was the first place to give the Baton a huge warm Scottish welcome, as it visited a range of youth and community projects with a strong focus on Games legacy.
A couple of hours before the match time of 4:05 on Friday 18th August the heavens opened and a violent thunderstorm swept across Century range at Bisley, deluging the final detail of the Roberts Match (GB v USA) with horizontal rain from the front. It looked bad for the Home Countries match following an hour later as the rain and wind continued. Shortly before 4pm the range officer announced a delay of up to 15 minutes to see if the weather would improve. Hardly had the echo of his voice disappeared than the ran and clouds did the same in remarkably short order and the wind dropped to almost nothing. The timing couldn't have been better. Scotland had selected a team of seven X-class and three A-class shooters, all of whom had shot for Scotland before, so they knew what they were doing.
Scottish Target Shooting is pleased to announce the team that will be representing Scotland at the 2017 Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships taking place in Brisbane at the Belmont Shooting Complex from 30 October to 7 November. Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected and confirmed their attendance:
Saturday saw 15 shooters taking part in the competition. Weather conditions were not the best with bright sunshine the rain and the infamous Alloa wind - perhaps Alloa & District Rifle Club will run a session on reading the wind! Sunday brought out the big guns. Overall a great weekend shooting with great camaraderie and some light banter.