OSRA was established in 2018 with the view to reviving the shooting community of Sutton Valence School. Initially intended to encourage smallbore shooting, OSRA has grown into a fully fledged fullbore club, from which we regularly send shooters to represent Kent in inter-county competitions.
We can often be found at the National Rifle Association, Bisley, the heartland of UK rifle shooting, where we hone our fullbore skills under often-challenging conditions. In 2019, OSRA has sent multiple members to represent Kent in major inter-county competitions; seven members also entered the Kent Open Championship, in which we saw our fair measure of success. In July, we look forward to the Imperial Meeting, in its 150th anniversary year, for which we have a record six Old Suttonians entered. There is no doubt that 2019 is a defining year in the history of the OSRA.
OSRA is also affiliated with the British Young Shooters Association, an organisation that has made unprecedented progress in helping young aspiring marksmen to get into the sport. We look forward to continue supporting the BYSA, and all young shooters for that matter. For more information, please look at the BYSA website here, or email Richard Stebbings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling any OS marksmen who want to get back into the sport. Join the OSRA, return to the glory days of SV shooting, and secure its future for years to come. We do not expect high scores, especially not with Major Prem or Phil Horley coaching; it is as much about the social at the Clothworkers Arms after the shoot, as it is the shoot itself. We welcome all ages and all abilities; don’t hesitate, get involved now.
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