Promoting the sport

Essex young shotsBSSC is active in promoting the sport of shooting at both a political and a practical level. It organises ‘Westminster Fairs’ at which MPs and Peers can meet and talk to representatives of the individual shooting associations in a social setting on the terrace pavilion of the Palace of Westminster. Themes of these events have included the Olympic Games and the encouraging of young shooters.

BSSC member organisations participate in the Countryside Alliance’s annual National Shooting Week with the objective of introducing target shooting to as large a number of new entrants as possible. Shooting grounds and clubs across Great Britain open their doors to newcomers during National Shooting Week and a proportion of those trying the sport for the first time will go on to develop a lifelong interest in shooting.