Dear Members, Club/County/Association Secretaries and Fellow Shooters
Throughout our 119 year history, the NSRA has continually strived to develop, support and actively encourage shooting sports across the United Kingdom. The shooting community has always been at the heart of the work the NSRA do. We, the NSRA, are determined to engage with you, the shooter, so that you and the sport you love will continue to be supported by a passionate and dedicated organisation for many more years to come.
We know the shooting community has become much more diverse in many ways over the last 20 years, and the NSRA has been slow to embrace such changes. This has, in part, contributed to some members of the community viewing the Association as out of touch. It is crucial that we support all of our disciplines and types of shooter. Therefore, we need to understand everyone’s requirements, including those who are not NSRA members, so that we can make membership something that every shooter values and consequently increase the NSRA’s resources to invest in improving our service to all of you.
We are working hard to change. We are striving to transform and modernise the Association so that it is fit for purpose, and well-positioned to support the shooters of today and tomorrow. This is by no means an easy task. We are giving it all of our effort, but in order for the NSRA to be the organisation you want and need it to be, we are going to need your help.
This survey, arguably the most comprehensive of its type in recent times, is the first way in which you can help. Please take your time to complete it carefully and do pass it on to your shooting friends, especially those who may not currently be NSRA members. Testing has demonstrated that it should take between 10 and 15 minutes to answer. Your responses are extremely important; therefore, as an incentive, all those who complete this survey will have the chance to win one of three NSRA Vouchers to the value of £100. In addition you have the chance to win a Peli Storm case to the retail value of up to £500 by completing all stages of the process. The prize will be your own personal choice so it is compatible with your particular shooting discipline.
This is just the first phase of our plan to consult directly with the shooting community we serve. There will be more opportunities in the near future to get involved. Please keep an eye out for details on the NSRA website and our social media. This is your chance to mould the NSRA into the National Governing Body you want it to be. We would encourage as many of you as possible to get involved at all stages. The more we share the survey amongst our shooting friends the more say Shooters will have in shaping the future of the NSRA.
We are determined that the modernisation process will be transparent. Consequently, the results of all the surveys, relevant meetings and focus groups will be published on our website and social media. Please do encourage every Shooter you know to participate, everyone has a part to play and a contribution to make.
NSRA Board of Trustees
PS Please share with your club, county and association members as well as shooting friends and associates