The 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, grandparentage and/or
  •  resident in Wales for a minimum of 2 years (3 years continuous for Commonwealth Games eligibility)

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 co-ordinating 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 and Officers being:-

 Chairman   Dave Carpenter   
 Vice Chairman     Robert Shawyer   
 Company Secretary and Treasurer   Ian Harris   
 Director   Bob Blake   
 Director   John Court   
 Director   Alan Green   
 Director   Ian Thomas   


  WTSF Director   Dave Carpenter   
  National Pistol Coach   Alan Green   
  National Rifle Coaches   Louise Richards
 John Court (Assistant) 
  Match Secretary Rifle and Pistol   Ian Morris   


The annual membership fee for 2023 is £15.00 for Seniors and £7.50 for Juniors.

Annual affiliation fee for 2023 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 Commitee (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.

Membership and Affiliation forms may be downloaded from the Documents web page.

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Updated: 23rd January 2023

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