Are you interested in shooting for your county and country?
It does not matter where you live in the UK: if you qualify for England you can join the English Twenty Club.
What is it?
- Selects the team each year for the National, Mackinnon and Lawrence international matches.
- Selects the team for other England matches.
- Organises England Teams abroad.
- Runs English Twenty Club teams.
- Runs the English Twenty Club Open Prize Spring Meeting.
- Runs the English County Rifle Championship for the King George V Challenge Cup.
- Supports the District Superintendents who can help new shooters find their feet in the regions.
What is in it for me?
- The chance to represent your county.
- The chance to represent your country.
- The chance to win an English Twenty Club Jewel and to shoot for the President’s Cup.
- You are entitled to wear the club blazer, badge and tie.
- The opportunity to apply for the English Lions Talent Development Pathway.
- The opportunity to enter The Club Championship and The Varley – required for The National Team selection.
- The support of the club in encouraging rifle shooting in England.
County representation in the English County Rifle Championship for the King George V Challenge Cup
In summary you must be eligable to shoot for England and
- either have been born in the county, or
- have lived in the county with you or your next of kin having the vote there for at least 10 years or
- currently be resident in the county with you or your next of kin currently voting in the county.
You will need to find your District Superintendent, to get in touch with your chosen county team. You will also need to put your scores on your county’s board during the Imperial Meeting along with where you can be found on camp to bring yourself to their attention and to aid their selection processes for other county competitions.
Country representation – Shooting for England
In summary, the test of nationality is either
- Country of birth, or
- Descent from parents or grandparents who were qualified by country of birth or
- Country of residence for a continuous period of not less than 5 years immediately preceding the date of the match.
A person who has shot for one nationality shall not thereafter be eligible to shoot for another nationality in the National Match. You must be a member of the English Twenty Club and enter the Club Championship during the Bisley Imperial Meeting.
President’s Cup and English Twenty Club Jewels
Awarded to the English Twenty Club member under 25 years of age placed highest in the Club Championship.
There are a number of club jewels awarded by the club each year, whilst the district jewels are competed for by all in the district, there are some jewels reserved specifically for young shooters. these are as follows:
- NRA Bisley Schools’ Meeting: A silver jewel is awarded to the cadet whose scores in the Iveagh, Wellington and Ashburton together make the highest aggregate. Claims must be made in writing to the Honoarary Secretary, English Twenty Club by 20:00 on Ashburton day and must be certified by the master in charge of the school team.
- NRA Cadet Units’ Meeting: A silver jewel is awarded annually to the Cadet from a unit affiliated to the Club whose scores in the Individual, Patriotic and Frankfort competitions make the highest aggregate, (The Cadet Hundred). Claims to be made in writing to the Honoarary Secretary, English Twenty Club after the CCRS has published the Cadet Hundred and must be certified by the officer in charge of the affiliated unit.
- District Jewels: multiple jewels, including a bronze jewel for young or novice shooters, are awarded within districts (see District and Division Jewels for full details).