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Nottinghamshire Rifle Association

Providing support for smallbore, fullbore, and black powder shooting clubs in the county

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Nottinghamshire County Smallbore Teams

The Nottinghamshire Rifle Association invites all Smallbore shooters from its affiliated clubs to put themselves forward for selection to shoot in the County Teams.

County Smallbore Teams

The Smallbore County Team takes part in the National Smallbore Rifle Association's inter-county postal leagues which run through the winter season. There are three leagues for County 'A' teams, County Reserves teams and County Ladies teams which are split into several divisions. Nottinghamshire fields an 'A' team of 20 shooters, a Reserves team of 10, and a Ladies team of 5.

Nottinghamshire also competes in the annual Mercia Match between the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire which is held in mid-June, rotating between county ranges. Northamptonshire are the hosts for 2013 and the Mercia Match will be held at the Northampton Target Shooting Club's range at Sywell on June 16th.

There are also two County competitions held during the year. The Robin Hood Shoot takes place in April and the County Open Championship in October.

If you are interested in taking part and qualify for Nottinghamshire, being resident in the county, then please contact us.

County Trophies and Badges

The winners in the County Smallbore and Fullbore competitions are presented at the meetings with trophies or prizes on which their achievements are recorded. Some of the trophies were first presented nearly one hundred years ago and are engraved with the names of the winners down the years.

Individuals who have represented the County at Smallbore, Fullbore or both are awarded County Badges. A points system is used to allow shooters to qualify for the badges through either or both disciplines. Full details can be found from the County Badges link on the left.