The Team Scotland 2019 Scottish Sport Awards, held on 3 October, celebrated the invaluable contribution Scottish volunteers and clubs make, as well as incredible achievements by Scottish athletes. Find out how just what a momentous night it was for target shooting.
The following is guidance that has come our way issued by DCMS regarding provisions for Brexit and is directly copied from this statement to ensure it’s accuracy:
DCMS sport team has also compiled a non-exhaustive list of links to some of the most relevant guidance for sports organisations, based on discussions with the sector over previous months. Some of this guidance has been recently updated, so they would suggest taking another look if you haven’t accessed the links for some time.
On Saturday, Seonaid McIntosh claimed her second medal of the ISSF World Cup in Rio, following up her Silver in the 10m Air Rifle competition with an incredible Gold medal in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions event. A ground-breaking achievement for shooting in the UK, Seonaid’s Gold was the first ever World Cup Gold for a British female rifle shooter.
STS is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 Performance Programme. Athletes currently not on the programme are able to apply using the link in this article which will take them to the selection policy and online application form. Existing athletes will be contacted by the Performance & Pathways Manager. Applicatons from all athletes must be submitted by 15 September.
The introduction of statutory guidance is designed to improve consistency across the UK in police firearms licensing. The draft guidance sets out the checks that should be made, the weight to be given to the evidence and the factors that need to be taken into account. The consultation started on 23rd July and will remain open for eight weeks, finishing on 17 September 2019.
STS is pleased to confirm details for its rescheduled Target Shooting Coaching Conference, which will now take place on Saturday 5 October at Perth College. The conference open to coaches from across the UK, with STS members getting a 25% discounted delegate rate and STS junior members getting 50% off. The day will focus on the Olympic disciplines and features a mix of sport specific and generic workshops with the ambition of stimulating some exciting discussions and the sharing of ideas and good practice. BOOK NOW
Birmingham 2022 organisers and the CGF Executive Board have announced the additional sports selected for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and shooting sports have not been included with both target shooting and archery missing out. Instead, the optional sports of Beach Volleyball, Women's Cricket and Para Table Tennis have been added.
STS is delighted to confirm the appointment of Jennifer Ross to the STS staffing team in the role of Performance & Pathways Manager. Jennifer previously carried out the role on a contracted basis but with support from sportscotland secured for the next 2 years, STS made this an employed position and is delighted to confirm Jennifer’s appointment to continue the good work already underway.
At the start of the month, STS announced that it will be holding it’s first Coaching Conference on Saturday 25 May. bringing shooting specific topics and discussion opportunities to coaches in the sport. Following feedback from the shooting community and further reflection, it has been decided that this event should be postponed.