Welsh Target Shooting Federation

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The Welsh Target Shooting Federation (Welsh: Ffederasiwn Saethu Targedau Cymru) (WTSF) is the governing body for shooting sports in Wales, based within the Sport Wales National Centre in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.[1] It represents the member bodies of the WTSF—the Welsh Airgun Association (WAA), the Welsh Clay Target Shooting Association (WCTSA), the Welsh Rifle Association (WRA) and the Welsh Small-bore Rifle Association (WSRA)—by promoting and developing shooting sports in Wales.[2][3][4]

Facilities[edit]

The WTSF is based from offices in the Sport Wales National Centre, which also hosts training facilities for smallbore rifle and airgun shooting. Clay Target shooters train at a variety of commercial and public grounds local to athletes including South Wales 2000, as well as overseas training camps whilst Fullbore Rifle shooters train largely at the National Shooting Centre, Bisley.

Access for members of the WTSF Smallbore Rifle and Pistol Squads to the South Wales Police shooting range, Bridgend, was arranged in January 2010, following negotiations between the Welsh Assembly Government and Sport Wales. Commonwealth Games and European Championship squad members were among those able to train at the site.[5][6][7] Following success at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, shooting was upgraded to a Category A sport by Sport Wales and a 50 metre outdoor range for rimfire rifle, and a 10metre indoor range for air rifle and air pistol were constructed at Sport Wales for high performance training.[8][9]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welsh Target Shooting Federation Limited". Welsh Target Shooting Federation website. Welsh Target Shooting Federation. 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Governing Bodies of Sport-Sports Council for Wales". Sport Wales Chwaraeon Cymru website. Sport Wales. 2007. Archived from the original on October 15, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Target Shooting Federation". Welsh Target Shooting Federation website. Welsh Target Shooting Federation. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Memorandum of Association" (pdf). Welsh Target Shooting Federation website. Welsh Target Shooting Federation. 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  5. ^ "SOUTH Wales Police will be helping Wales' Commonwealth Games' shooting contenders train for the Games in Delhi in October". Wales Online. Wales Online. 13 January 2010. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Wales on target for glory". Sport Wales. Sport Wales. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Commonwealth Games shooting contenders to train at South Wales Police Range". Welsh Assembly Government website. Welsh Assembly Government. 2009-04-24. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Rob Riddett (28 November 2012). "New Range and Targets". Sport Wales Blogspot. Sport Wales. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Gareth Griffiths (28 November 2012). "Shooting: New elite range open". Wales Online. Wales Online. Archived from the original on 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 

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