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Welsh Rifle Association [WRA]

Welsh Rifle Association [WRA]

The WRA is the Governing Body for Welsh full-bore rifle shooting. This covers both Target Rifle from 300yds to 1000yds and Match Rifle from 1000yds to 1200yds, all shot with 7.62 calibre. 300metre full-bore rifle shooting also comes under the WRA but there are currently no Welsh shooters participating in this discipline competitively. The 300metre discipline is usually done with 7.62 or 6mm. The emerging TR discipline of F Class is also administered by the WRA.

The WRA incorporates the Welsh XX Club and provides national teams and individuals to represent Wales. The WRA has a Clubhouse facility at Bisley which currently does not offer accommodation but may provide some basic facilities in the future. Most Welsh full-bore shooting is done at Bisley due to the lack of long range facilities and the difficulty of booking ranges in Wales. The WRA Captain organises all the shooting events which must be booked direct with him/her on the booking form sent to members at the start of the year. Booking must be accompanied with the appropriate fee so that the WRA can reserve enough targets and markers.

Full membership of the WRA provides benefits such as being eligible for Welsh team selection and participating in subsidised weekend shooting. Coaching courses are arranged from time to time and weekend WRA Squad training is carried out where members are provided with coaching. Matches are also arranged throughout the year and an annual international match against Canada is held in Wales in July just prior to the Imperial Meeting.

The WRA encourages youth shooting with subsidies and scholarship awards, reduced membership fees and support with some equipment when available. There are currently three rifles available for use at WRA events and we have just received two brand new rifles and spotting scopes. These have to be kept at Bisley but are available to those who are between school or Cadets and full-time jobs.

http://www.welshra.co.uk
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