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Online Classroom April-12-2018

A new online Classroom is available for everyone who signs up for Coaching; contact Chris for details


Welcome to

The South West Region Rifle and Pistol Training Academy

SWRPS is a regional talent training academy that has a proven track record of success with our current and former athletes. As a training academy we provide coaching opportunities to develop talented, interested athletes to achieve their goals and progress to National Squads. We work with beginners as well as existing experienced competitors.

SWRPS actively supports the development of shooting sports in the Region and elsewhere. We offer training for Club coaches and RCOs. SWRPS supports the establishment and coach development of feeder squads into the Regional Squad. SWRPS also supports funding applications for the development of shooting facilities; SWRPS has supported applications in Devon (Bideford and Pinhoe R&P Clubs) and in Surrey (Bookham R&P Club).

The aim of the SWRPS is to develop our future Champions by feeding talented shooters into the Team England National Squads and Team GB Squads.

SWRPS coaches rifle and pistol competitors for ISSF competition. SWRPS athletes are actively encouraged to appropriately join the NSRA, PentahlonGB, English Smallbore Shooting Union (ESSU) to affirm their intention to compete for Team England; and pistol competitors are recommended to join the British Pistol Club, when eligible, to support the continuance of competitive pistol shooting in GB and internationally.

SWRPS coaches the shooting skills for Triathletes, Tetrathletes and Pentathletes. SWRPS coaches are qualified to assess athletes for the Pentathlon GB Shooting Certificate.

SWRPS is a Training Academy and as such we are working with our athletes to develop and hone their skills in preparation for them trying out for County and National Squads. We believe that an athlete’s motivation, ambition and willingness to learn are more important than their current ability when they join the Squad.

SWRPS coaches will help you train to improve your performance by engaging with the technical, mental and tactical elements required to achieve at the highest levels of your sport. We have achieved excellent results with our hard working athletes; download the SWRPS Success document for a summary. The dates for our training sessions can be downloaded from this page. 

Many of our pistol competitors have now been promoted for training with the National Pistol Coach and TENS Academy. Please click for details of our athlete's successes: SWRPS SUCCESS

Due to our success, we have vacancies for both rifle and pistol shooters.

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

SWRPS gratefully acknowledges the support of sponsors:

The Tunnel Target Sports Centre:

Grace Haine Eyecare Ltd:

FlightPhys Training: 

RWS Ammunition:

Lambert & Wiltshire Ltd Gunsmiths:



Stop Press News ... about the performance of former SWRPS athletes who now have Elite status with Team GB:

May 2014: Kerenza Bryson achieves a perfect shooting performance at the Youth World Pentathlon Championships in Budapest; Team Gold (Youth A Team Gold) Well done Kerenza: 5 hits in 5 shots for each of the three shooting components of the Combined Event: in 9 seconds, 11 seconds and 11 seconds. I coached Kerenza for 2-years prior to her joining Team GB and her competition performance reflects her training efforts.

2015: Michael Bailey becomes European Junior Champion and GB top pistol shot

June 2015: Simon Gibbard achieves 3-Gold and 2-Bronze Medals for pistol shooting at the Channel Islands Open Competition.





Training Courses: refer to the Courses page

Key Documents: also Refer to the Coaching Programme Page