Welsh Airgun Association

Welsh Airgun Association

The Welsh Airgun Association is the Welsh governing body for the sports of Air Rifle Shooting, Air Pistol Shooting, Target Sprint, Cartridge Pistol Shooting, Target Crossbow, 10m Running Target and Bell Target.

Membership is open to anyone who satisfies Welsh nationality criteria:

  •  born in Wales and/or
  •  of Welsh parentage and/or
  •  resident in Wales for a minimum of 2 years

The WAA is a member body of the Welsh Target Shooting Federation (WTSF) Limited, an umbrella organisation which was set up to be the central point for communication with the Sports Council for Wales and the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales. The other member bodies of the WTSF are the Welsh Small-bore Rifle Association (WSRA), the Welsh Clay Target Shooting Association (WCTSA) and the Welsh Rifle Association (WRA).
The WTSF is the coordinating body for facility development as well as being the nominating body for the Commonwealth Games team members.

Company information

Registered name: Welsh Airgun Association Limited
Registered number: 07270912
Registered in Wales and England
Registered address: 11 Berrymead Road, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6QA

The WAA is run entirely by volunteers, the current directors being:-

 Chairman  Ian Thomas
 Vice Chairman  Vacant
 Company Secretary and Treasurer  Ian Harris
 Director  Dave Carpenter
 Director  John Court
 Director  Alan Green
 Director  Hilary Thomas


National Pistol Coaches  Alan Green
Steve Pengelly
National Rifle Coaches  Louise Richards
John Court (Assistant)
 Match Secretary Rifle and Pistol  Ian Morris


The annual membership fee for 2020 is £15.00 for Seniors and £7.50 for Juniors.

The annual affiliation fee for 2020 for Clubs is £20.00.

WAA membership is mandatory for those wishing to be part of any Welsh team or Welsh national squad.

In International terms, the Commonwealth Games is the highest level a shooter can aspire to while representing Wales. Wales is not recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) as a country, and to compete in World Cups, European and World Championships, or the Olympic Games, Welsh shooters must become part of the United Kingdom team.

Welsh Airgun Association Website Link

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