Shooting is a tense sport that requires immense reserves of skill, concentration and nerve.
An Overview of Shooting
Strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are all improved by taking part.
As shooting events rely on mental power, people of all ages can compete against each other on equal terms - the oldest Olympic champion was Sweden's Oscar Swahn, who won gold in Stockholm, 1912, aged 64!
Shooting is a tense sport that requires skill, concentration and nerve. Strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are all improved by taking part. On top of this some other benefits include:
- Age is no barrier – it is truly a lifetime sport
- Disability no barrier – people of all abilities can take part
- Gender no barrier – male and female shooters can develop equal abilities
- Holistic – combines physical, technical and psychological development
- Can be enjoyed outdoors or indoors
- Very safe
- Low impact
- Not expensive consumables can be very low cost (e.g. for airgun events)
- Disciplined approach promotes responsibility especially in young people
Many clubs offer free taster sessions.
Gun ownership is strictly licensed in the United Kingdom, you can rent equipment from clubs, with members often hiring guns at concessionary rates.
- Shooting has been an Olympic sport since the first modern Games in 1896.
National Governing Bodies
- Contact Name
- Lisa Davies
- Contact Email
- Contact Telephone