British Shooting is delighted to announce it has become a member of the British Paralympic Association (BPA).
The start of the Tokyo 2020 cycle marked important changes within our governing body – none more-so than the merger of the Paralympic World Class Programme into the British Shooting set up on 1st April 2017.
British Shooting now has a responsibility to represent and support its para athletes and coaches while working with the British Paralympic Association in the lead up to, and during, the Paralympic Games.
And the integration of the para athletes and coaches into the British Shooting team got off to a great start earlier this month with Matt Skelhon, Lorraine Lambert and Ryan Cockbill all winning silver medals at the International Shooting Championship (ISCH) in Hannover, Germany.
The restructuring of the Paralympic Programme also means British Shooting will manage selections for all events running under the auspices of the World Shooting Para Sport (formerly IPC).
British Shooting Chief Executive, Hamish McInnes, said: “We are looking forward to working with the BPA and its team to increase our chances of success at the Paralympic Games.
“We have a responsibility to represent and support our Paralympic athletes and coaches and look forward to ensuring that our vision of becoming a world class shooting nation is as relevant to our Paralympic athletes as it is to our Olympic athletes.”
British Paralympic Association Chair Nick Webborn OBE, said: “We are really pleased to welcome British Shooting to our membership and look forward to developing the relationship through to Tokyo 2020 and on to subsequent Games.
“GB’s shooters have made a valuable contribution to ParalympicsGB across multiple Games, and this relationship provides a strong foundation to support British athletes to achieve their potential in the future.”