Competitive target shooting is a sport that demands exceptional concentration and a strong mental approach.

The sport is split into three categories: Shotgun, Pistol and Rifle. 

British Shooting's purpose is:
  • To act as a single contact for International Federations
  • To act as a single shooting body in receipt of public funding from UK Sport and Sport England
  • To be the member body of the National Olympic Paralympic Committees (BOA and Paralympics GB)
  • To oversee the development and preparation of world class shooters for success on the international stage
  • To support the development of grassroots shooting in England
  • To promote the quality and professional governance for target shooting sports.

Currently, the following governing bodies are represented on the board - BICTSF, NSRA, NRA, DSGB and CPSA.

John Harris (Chairman)
Hamish McInnes (CEO)
Nick Fellows (CPSA)
Richard Harris (DSGB)
Ian Root (NSRA)
Bruce Stewart (NED)
Nicola Newman (NED)
Sara Heath (NED)
Adam Mason (NED)
Andrew Mercer (NRA)
Peter Underhill

Lisa Davies (Administrator and Secretary to Board)

Reporting to the British Shooting Board, is the Performance Group which administrated the UK Sport/ Lottery funding for the Shooting Performance Programme, with each athlete working to an individual, tailor made programme – there is no ‘one size fits all’.   

Coaching team for the Performance Group 
Steve Seligmann (Performance Director)
Col. B Pasan Kularatne (ret.) MSc psc (DSGB Performance Director and WCPP Coach)
Kevin Gill (Head Shotgun Coach)
Joe Neville (Skeet)
Andy Austin (Skeet)
Donald McIntosh (Head Rifle Coach)
Steve Pengelly (Head Pistol Coach)

Performance Group Board
Phil Scanlan (Chair) 
Ian Coley 
Leon Taylor 
John Harris 
Hamish McInnes 
John Wood 
Steven Seligmann

International Working Group
Peter Underhill (Chair)
Hamish McInnes (Secretary)
Sarah Daly
David Goodfellow
Bob Loughridge
James Marsh Brown

Development Group
Hamish McInnes (Chair)
Liz Davidson (England Development Manager)
Gorgs Geikie (British Shooting)
Nick Fellows (CPSA)
Dave Froggett (NSRA)
Julie Sperling (DSGB)
Richard Worthington (CPSA)
Andrew Mercer (NRA)

Audit Committee
Nicola Newman (Chair)
Jenny Holsmann
Andrew Mercer
Judging Sub-Committee
David Goodfellow (ISSF)
Keith Murray - (ISSF)

Child Protection & Equality Officer
Sarah Daly

Deputy Child Protection Officer
Alex Ballard


Safeguarding training is available for all roles.  For more information on safeguarding training, click here.
The basic safeguarding training is the Safeguarding and Protecting Children course, run by sportscoach UK. Click here for information.
For those with safeguarding roles, such as shooting grounds/ clubs coaches/ team managere, there is also the Time To Listen training, developed by the CPSU and delivered by County Sports Partnerships. 

Click here for a list supplied by the CPSU of County Sports Partnerships that run Time to Listen Courses. You need to have completed the Safeguarding and Protecting Children training prior to the Time to Listen course.
The BICTSF is the National Governing Body (NGB) of International Clay Target Shooting in the United Kingdom; it’s aim is to promote and encourage those forms of clay target shooting which are subject to the jurisdiction of the International Shooting Sport Federation (‘ISSF’) and Federation Internationale de Tir Aux Sportives de Chasse (‘FITASC’) or any successor organisations. More info click here.

The CPSA is the National Governing body for Clay Target Shooting in England.

The remit of the CPSA is to manage the sport of Clay Target Shooting for its approximately 25,000 members and the 400 clubs and grounds affiliated or associated with us.  There are also approximately 200 Trade Members associated with the CPSA who believe that being part of the association can be mutually advantageous. More info click here.


One of the main aims of Disability Shooting Great Britain is to develop links with able-bodied shooters and governing bodies.

This is achieved by disabled shooters competing in able-bodied shoots and involving able bodied coaches in the training of disabled shooters.

More info click here.

The National Rifle Association is the governing body for fullbore target shooting as we all know. More info click here.

The NSRA is the national governing body for all Small-bore Rifle and Pistol Target Shooting in the United Kingdom, including Airgun and Match Crossbow Shooting. More info click here.

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