Welcome to Essex County Small-bore Rifle & Pistol Association

         The object of the Association is to encourage and promote both the recreational and serious interest in the sport of small-bore rifle & pistol disciplines and         air rifle & pistol target shooting within the boundaries of the county of Essex (as defined immediately before the formation of the Greater London Council)

                We represent and promote the interests of affiliated small-bore & air target shooting clubs within Essex, organising & running county leagues                         and managing team selections for inter-county and national competitions, both in postal leagues and shoulder to shoulder matches.

     Affiliated to the National Small-bore Rifle Association  (NSRA), the National Governing Board for all the following shooting disciplines that we represent:  

To all Essex based Small-bore and Air Target Shooting Clubs - Press to see what your County Association does for you.

What your club affiliation contribution payments are for:
- NSRA annual affiliation fees, trophy equipment insurance/team entries
- Tent at Bisley Meeting, provides cover etc. at National Championships
- Tent at the Scottish Meeting, provides cover etc at Scottish Championships
- Astor Meeting entry for the winning club team of 6 at the County Championships
- County Champion entry, the overall winner of the county has a National Shoot Off at Bisley
- Marks Shield entry, teams picked to shoot against other counties
- Six Counties entry, teams picked to shoot against other counties.
- BSA County Cup competition, teams picked to shoot against other counties
- Inter-County Junior competition for under 18's team

We run the County Championship, Open Meeting and Access competiton:
- The Open/County Championship in four classes
- Veterans Championship, aged 60 and over on the day of the competition
- Ladies Championship, open to all ladies
- Junior Championship, under 18 on the day of the competition.
- The County Silver Medal, awarded to the highest aggregate who had not won before
- Aster Clubs compete to shoot at Bisley, representing Essex County
- Rodwell Cup, club competition in teams of three
- Kingsman Shield, club teams of 6
- Prizes are many historic cups, trophies and medals

We run several postal indoor competitions:
- Greville League
- Summer League
- National Service League
- Individual and Team
- Prizes are county medals

We run a Summer and Winter County Air Gun Competitions

We run Lightweight Sporting Rifle county and inter-county competitions

Administration and Support:
- Unpaid annually elected Committee
- Provides a county web site with links to your club and forwarding membership enquiries
- Run several meetings a year plus the A.G.M.
- Repairs and maintains the cups and trophies
- Engraves cups - county teams only
- Donations, i.e. New Zealand medals
- Have representatives to attend the National/NSRA Council meetings to present Essex views
- Supplies blazer badges to county team members
- Supplies shoulder flashes to county team members

Essex clubs not already affiliated are welcome to join us and gain these benefits


If your club is not a member and you wish to affiliate to gain many benefits, please contact us for details