HOW TO JOIN
To join Thurnscoe Rifle Club you will be required to follow these simple steps:
1. Please complete the membership application form and either email or post it to the club secretary. These are available as downloads at the bottom of this page. Please also print out the police check, fill in and post directly to South Yorkshire Police.
The police will undertake background suitability checks on a candidate’s application and notify the club as to the results.
The police will either confirm or refuse suitability and do not normally give a reason.
If the police refuse suitability then the club cannot grant full membership.
2. You will be invited to the next available club day to attend a Range Induction. This will take approximately 30-40 minutes depending on the numbers attending. This will be done by committee member.
When you attend the induction you must bring with you a copy of the front of your FAC (if applicable), your references and your membership fees. A photo will be taken for your Probationary Membership card which must be worn at all times at the range, clearly visible to other members.
3. You will then be required to serve a probationary period of up to six club days. These are always held on the third Saturday of each month. If you cannot make a club day then do not worry, it will just take you longer to do your probationary period. Probationary members will be required to book a club rifle, these are available in half hour slots and are usually restricted to one slot per member so we can accommodate every probationer. Club ammo is available to purchase on the day, this is currently £4.00 for a box of 50 rounds and is only available to probationers (ammo cannot be taken away from the range).
If you already have a FAC, you will be required to serve a probationary period of up to 6 club days, or less at the discretion of the committee (if you are already a member of another club.) You may use your own rifle but will still need to book a time slot.
Probationary members are not allowed to shoot at any other time, unless accompanied by a committee member.
If you are only interested in Air Rifle shooting, then the club has a Theoben Rapid 7 air rifle available which can also be booked out in half hour slots, or you may use your own if you wish (time slots still need to be booked).
4. When the probationary period has been successfully served, you will be issued with a Full Members card and keys to the range. The club will then be able to support your application for a Firearms Certificate if you wish to apply for one.
Once you are a full member, you will be able to use the range at any time during day light hours, as long as there are two of you present. (This is a requirement for Insurance and Range Safety and must be adhered to). The second person does not need to be a shooter or a member, it can be someone who sits and waits for you in the car. However if the person wishes to shoot and is not a member, they must follow the clubs procedures for visitors.
The club offers various training and introductory sessions including:
How to zero your scope
Introduction to Black Powder Pistols
Cleaning your Rifles
Introduction to reloading (Full bore)
Please remember that we are here to help, do not be afraid to ask for help if you are completely new to the sport (or not!), we will help if we can.
Membership Year - 1st March to the end of February.
Membership Fees for 2017
Junior (under 18 years): £35 + £20 joining fee. Total £55
Adult: £60 + £20 joining fee. Total: £80
Senior (65+): £45 + £20 joining fee. Total £65
Key deposit of £50 payable after completion of probation period.
Keys are not issued to juniors as they need to be accompanied by a full adult/senior member.
If two adults from the same address are joining, only one key may be needed.
If you decide to leave the club, please return your keys and your key deposit will be refunded.
If you are joining after 1st November the annual subs are reduced by 50% so fees are as follows:
Fees are payable in full at the range induction.
Click on the form headings below to download the form you require. These may take several minutes depending on the speed of your computer