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2023 Welsh Airgun Championship

Congratulations to all Welsh athletes who competed and congratulations to all medal winners and those who set new Personal Bests (PBs).

On the Saturday, in Rifle Women Junior, Seren Thorne set a new Welsh Record Score of 621.8, this score also setting a new British Record Score (subject to ratification).
Amy Lott also set a new Welsh Record Score in Rifle Women Senior of 624.6.
Updated rankings added to the Rankings web page, following the 2023 Welsh Airgun Championships.

New Welsh Record Score

Michael Bamsey set a new Welsh Record Score in Air Rifle Men of 629.3 at the October 2023 British Shooting Series, held at Aldersley, Wolverhampton.

Sophia Gardens 10m range hire

The Welsh Airgun Association is to commence a closer partnership with the Welsh Target Shooting Federation by hiring the 10m airgun range in SophiaGardens, Cardiff, on one weekend day a month, starting with Saturday 13th May 2023.

Association members may book an AM (9-12) and/or a PM (2-5) slot by email to: waaenquires@gmail.com There will a nominal cost of £5.00 per slot, payable in advance to the Association.

The sessions will be for Novice to Elite level shooters interested in developing their Sporter, Precision Pistol, and Precision Rifle skills, and will also be an opportunity for WAA coaches to observe those athletes wishing to begin the Pathway to be selected to represent Wales at domestic and International competitions.

Association members may register their request to attend as a Pathway athlete by emailing: waaenquires@gmail.com by the 31st of May 2023, stating their name, discipline(s) and current average score(s).

2023 British Open Airgun Championships

Welsh athletes had a successful time at the 2023 British Open Air Gun Championships, held at Bisley, over the weekend of 25th/26th February 2023.

Craig Welsh (WSPS SH1 Rifle) took 1st place to take the Championship.

Sasha Mikhailov (Junior Mens Pistol) took 1st place to become Junior Mens Air Pistol Champion.

Lucy Banner (Junior Womens Pistol) took 1st place to become Junior Womens Air Pistol Champion.

Seren Thorne (Junior Womens Rifle) gained 2nd place in the Junior Womens Air Rifle Olympic Final.

Megan Bamsey (Rifle Women) won through to 5th place in her first Olympic Final as a senior.
Eliott Bromfield (Mens Pistol) and Kate Thomas (Junior Womens Pistol) made their respective Olympic Finals.
Douglas Floyd, Oliver McCabe and Aidan Healy made up 3 of the 8 athletes in the Junior Mens Rifle Olympic Final.

Welsh Airgun Rankings

Updated rankings added to the Rankings web page following the 2022 CSF(ED) Championships, hosted in Wales by the Welsh Target Shooting Federation.

Congratulations to all Welsh athletes who competed and congratulations to all medal winners.

2022 Welsh Airgun Championships

The Welsh Target Shooting Federation will run a three-day air rifle and air pistol Welsh Championship at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, over the dates 3rd to 6th November 2022.
Format of the meeting to be advised.

Information at the following link:- 2022 Welsh Airgun Championships

Sport Wales funding

The Be Active Wales Fund offers grants from £300 to £50,000 for projects in Wales.
More information from:-
Be Active Wales Fund

2022 Junior International

The Welsh Target Shooting Federation (WTSF) is seeking applications for consideration to compete for Wales at the 2022 Junior International, to be held at Bisley, over Monday 8th August to Thursday 11 August 2022.

Further information, and the link to the Expression of Interest form is available via the WTSF 2022 Junior International web page:-
2022 Junior International

2022 British Open Airgun Championships

Congratulations to all Welsh competitors who travelled to compete in the 2022 British Open Air Gun Championships, held at Bisley, over the weekend of 26th/27th February 2022.

Megan Bamsey took 1st place to become Junior Womens Air Rifle Champion.

In the same Olympic Final, Seren Thorne took 3rd place.

In the Junior Mens Air Pistol Olympic Final, James Miller took 2nd place.

2021 Welsh Airgun Championships

Due to the uncertainty over coronavirus, the Association has decided not to run the 2021 Welsh Airgun, however, the Welsh Target Shooting Federation will run a three-day air rifle and air pistol Welsh Championship at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, over the dates 7th to 10th October 2021.
Format of the meeting to be advised.

Information at the following link:- 2021 Welsh Airgun Championships

Welsh Target Sprint Championship

The 2021 Welsh target Sprint Championship is sheduled to take place on 21st August 2021 in Llandovery.
More details from this link:- 2021 Welsh Target Sprint Championships

2020 AGM

At the recent 2020 Annual General meeting, held by the Zoom internet conferencing service for the first time, Hilary Thomas stepped down as a Director and Robert Shawyer joined the Board as a Director.

2020 Welsh Airgun news

Due to the uncertain situation with coronavirus, the WAA Board has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Welsh Airgun event, orginally scheduled to take place in Cardiff between 23rd to 25th October 2020.

Whilst things have been continually evolving, not enough information is available to plan ahead with some certainty; we recognize that this decision will come as a disappointment, however, we hope you will understand why this decision has been taken.

We are looking forward to providing athletes with a full 3-day event in 2021.

2020 Welsh Airgun news

Due to the uncertain situation with coronavirus, the WAA Board has decided to delay the release of the entry form for the 2020 Welsh Airgun.
The delay will allow more clarity on the situation with indoor sport, hotels, travel, etc., within Wales.
A decision will be taken towards the end of July and it is hoped that the entry form can be released in the first week of August 2020.

Target Sprint March 2020 news

""Target Sprint Cymru" at the season's first British Shooting Super League  …"

Target Sprint news

"The focus continues on training in preparation  …"

2020 Welsh Airgun

The 2020 Welsh Airgun will be held over the weekend of 23rd to 25th October 2020.

Target Sprint news, including the Welsh Championships

"Sunday 25th of August saw the big event of the weekend  …"

Target Sprint at the 2019 Junior International

""Target Sprint Cymru” at the GB Junior International 2019  …"

Welsh Schools Pistol Championship 2019/2010

The 2019/2020 Welsh Schools Pistol Championship event will take place  …

James Miller at the BPC

"Welsh Junior pistol athlete James Miller set new personal standards at the British Pistol Club Open Championships over the weekend 22/23 June."  …

2019 Welsh Airgun

The 2019 entry form and booklet are now available,  …

Target Sprint news

"Target Sprint Cymru has had another fantastic month…"

Target Sprint news

"Wow, what another busy month Target Sprint Cymru has had…"

Target Sprint news

Target Sprint rankings added to the Rankings web page and Target Sprint Record Scores added to the Records web page.

Target Sprint news

First competition of the season saw five Welsh Athletes compete at Yate Regional centre.

Target Sprint

Target Sprint is an International Sport Shooting Federation "ISSF" recognised and promoted sport under the ambit of "sport for all" with World tour and World Championship events. The ISSF have pushed this sport, as have British Shooting, much to their credit.

Intershoot 2019

The team travelled by car, mini-bus and air to The Hague for Intershoot 2019, with practice on the Thursday followed by three days of competition.