Recognised by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) as the governing body
for Great Britain, British Shooting is responsible for those international disciplines co-ordinated by the ISSF.
Funded by UK Sport and Sport England, British Shooting’s purpose is to enable world leading people to deliver
world leading performances.
In order to give shooters every opportunity to develop into world class athletes
British Shooting has developed a system to support great people with world class coaches, cutting edge sport
science, and dynamic management and logistics. Whether volunteers, development activators, management, support
staff or coaches our fundamental aim is to support athletes in achieving their goals. Our aim is to add value in
your path to Olympic success. We offer support and opportunities to shooters of all ages and have a proven track
record of developing talented people, from every shooting discipline, into world class athletes. We also aim
to create a united target shooting community; a collaboration of governing bodies, shooting grounds, coaches,
volunteers athletes and their families.
The Talent Pathway
The journey to success is often very different for each athlete. There is no single
pathway or blueprint for how athletes progress to become a world class athlete. Extensive research into the journey
taken by international shooting medallists has shown that athletes will inevitably face setbacks, challenges and
difficulties on their journey to become world class.
We are always learning and researching how to best support athletes, and combined with
our growing collective experience, the system is well placed to help and support athletes on their collective and
individual journey to achieve success at the highest level.
There are many ingredients which will combine to enable athletes to be successful; some
of these ingredients include engaging with high quality coaching, learning to solve problems, taking ownership of
your own development and spending sufficient time on task. The programmes we offer aim to provide supportive
and challenging learning environments to develop these behaviours.
The most successful athletes will be the ones who make best use of the resources
available to them.