CCRS / NRA SPONSORSHIP - BISLEY MEETING ENTRIES 2016
1. The Sponsorship of cadets shooting at the Imperial Meeting in 2015 was highly successful. It enabled 27 cadets to take part in the Meeting, gain valuable experience and compete for their own trophy. Seven of the 2013, 2014 or 2015 sponsored cadets (1 CCF, 4 ACF & 1 ATC) have been selected for the 2016 Athelings, five (3 ACF & 2 ATC) for the GB U19 and four (1 CCF, 2 ACF & 1 ATC) went on the 2015 UKCRT tour to Jersey. We are very grateful to the NRA for their continued support. We will require sponsored cadets, their units or other benefactor to contribute £150.00 to the actual cost.
2. CCRS will enable up to thirty cadets from all four branches of the movement to be offered sponsored entry into the Imperial Meeting in 2016 from 15 to 21 July or, if qualifying to progress in staged shoots, to the 23 July. It will cover:
a. Entry into the four warm-up matches on the first Friday and Saturday and all Grand Aggregate matches. Entry into other matches / aggregates except the free Athelings’ Association Aggregate, will have to be paid by the entrant.
b. Meeting membership where applicable.
c. Accommodation night 14th July to the completion of the individual’s shooting involvement.
e. Use of a rifle where needed.
3. The aim is to have up to 7 CCF and 23 Single Service cadets, 15 seniors, plus 15 new 'juniors' who ideally will be able to return in 2017 if the sponsorship continues. This sponsorship is for cadets who otherwise would not be able to afford to participate in the NRA Imperial Meeting and unit officers must be satisfied of this need before submitting nominations.
4. We look to sponsor cadets for two years so that they may develop their shooting; thus in addition to paragraph 3 above, and the ability to find the £150.00 contribution for all candidates, the criteria required for selection are:
b. When first selected, availability as a cadet for the 2016 and 2017 meetings. It is appreciated that this can not be guaranteed but Masters/Officers who recommend cadets must make this a conscious part of their assessment.
c. Ability preferably with a Target Rifle, or with a .22 rifle, (an average score of about 90 on a ten bull target) is wanted although obvious 'improvers' should not be excluded.
d. As a reflection of the change in age for the BCRT and UKCRT tours, on 1 September 2016, to be ideally under 17 and definitely not under 14 years of age, but see para 4e.
e. ACF cadets who have been on the Canadian Marksmanship Course can be considered as having completed one year of sponsorship if necessary to avoid their exclusion on the grounds of future availability and age.
5. CCRS has a limited number of 7.62mm Target Rifles and may be able to obtain the use of more, which could be used by sponsored cadets. Application for the loan of rifles should be submitted to the General Secretary as soon as possible after selection.