At the Club AGM and Awards evening we bestowed an Honorary Vice Presidency on our newest member Cllr Olivia Lyons, in a speech at the evening she commented “It’s an absolute honour to be appointed Honorary Vice President and looks forward to serving and supporting the club in its endeavours”. Last May, Cllr Lyons became the youngest female Leader of a District/Borough Council when she became Leader of Cannock Chase District Council and is a true Rugeley girl through and through. We’re delighted to see Olivia join our team here at Rugeley Rifle Club.
Rugeley Rifle Club is proud to support Cannock Chase DC and British Shooting in bringing the National Finals of the British Shooting Schools Pistol and Rifle Championships to Chase Leisure Centre in February 2022.
Gorgs Geikie, London 2012 Olympian and manager of the Schools Championships said “British Shooting are thrilled to bring the National Final to Cannock, the true heart of the country. Athletes and school teams from all over the country will descend to Chase Leisure Centre to tussle to become National Champions of today and potential Olympians and Paralympians of the future.
Rich Hemingway placed second in A-Class on Saturday at the NSRA National Long Range Rifle Championships. Qualifying via the North-West Regional Championship, Rich fended off finalists from five other regional heats at Sywell Ranges in Northamptonshire.
The Long Range Rifle Championship is a new competition for 2021. The NSRA introduced the contest to fill the gap left by the cancellation of the National Meeting, typically held every August at Bisley.
Meant as a stopgap, the Championships have been well supported, with praise for regional events. The NSRA have often been accused of a Bisley focus with all NSRA events and matches (other than the Scottish Meeting) taking place in Surrey. Making the Association more regionally relevant is a very welcome step and the NSRA have plans to expand the series in 2022 alongside the Centenary Bisley Meeting, first held on the Camp in 1922.
Rugeley’s new clubroom is taking shape as the brickwork passes window height. This exciting new space will provide a comfortable social setting adjacent to the current clubroom, which is very much a working environment. A picture window will give a clear view out onto the 100yard firing point.