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New Members

Beginners with little or no prior experience are most welcome, but you need to book the first session

Membership Types

Full Membership

If you want to shoot firearms then this membership is for you.  It will give you full access to our ranges at College Grove and also allow you to shoot at long distance at our affiliated MoD ranges at Strensall and Warcop.  Minimum age is just 10.

Access to our Air ranges is included.

Air Membership

If you are looking for somewhere to shoot your air pistol or rifle for fun or competition then look no further.  We have two dedicated air ranges and some of the countries top air marksmen.

The club is very active in air competitions and regularly in the top places

How To Join The Club

Firearms Membership

We try and make getting into the sport as easy as possible within the confines of the law.  To become a full firearms member of the club you must go through a legal probationary period.  To get started this is what you must do

1.  Book a slot on our new shooter evening.  These run most Wednesdays.

2.  Complete our Full application form and bring it with you on your booked night.

3.  Arrive promptly at 7pm for the safety briefing so we can get you on range as soon as we can.

Probation is a minimum of 12 visits over a minimum of 12 weeks.  Once in the system there is no need to use the booking system again; you just turn up on a Wednesday.

After paying £10 for your first visit, you then pay £5 on each subsequent visit to cover the cost of the ammunition.

Air Membership

Becoming an Air member is very straightforward as there is no probationary period.  However, we are a firearms club so we make sure everyone is aware of safety so to get started we ask you to attend a safety briefing

1.  Book a slot on our new shooter evening.  These run most Wednesdays.

2.  Complete our Air application form and bring it with you on your booked night.

3.  Arrive promptly at 7pm for the safety briefing so we can get you on range as soon as we can.

You will need to go through our safety briefing, same as the firearm users, hence needing to book your first session.

However, subject to proving yourself safe on the probationary session, you will be signed off at the end of the session as an Air member.  So only one probation shoot required.

You are welcome to bring your bring your air rifle and pellets with you on your first visit.  If it’s a new rifle we will gladly help you set up your scope and zero the rifle.

Joining Notes

OK, so you’ve made it this far you must be close to booking your first session.  You can do this by clicking the button below, but please read the notes to the right.

These notes will give you more information on the booking process, the forms and information you need to bring with you at your first shoot and when and where to arrive.


How to Book

We can only accommodate a limited number of new probationers at a time, so we have a booking system which must be used to allocate one of these slots for your first session.

Click here to make a booking.  If there is more than one person in your party you can book for up to four people under one name, however each of you MUST bring individual ID.

After you have successfully booked you will receive a confirmation email with all the details in that you need for the day of your shoot.

Filling in the Application Form

The application form has a Referee section.   This must be filled in by a referee however the requirements are very straightforward.

Who can be my referee?  Anyone who satisfies three simple rules ;

  • Must have known you personally for 3 years or more
  • Isn’t related to you
  • Doesn’t live at the same address as you

For Juniors we suggest a teacher or if you’re a member of an organisation such as Scouts, Guides or similar, have your leader referee you.

As well as your referee signing the document, there are two sections that you need to sign too.  Make sure you sign in both places.

What to bring with you on the day

Each person in your party MUST bring the following;

  • Proof of residence (e.g. utility bill showing your name and current address dated within 3 months)
  • Proof of identity (e.g. passport, driving license, SGC)
  • Completed membership application form (don’t forget to have your referee section filled in and signed by your referee)
  • Download, print and complete this application form – WRPC FULL APPLICATION FORM (Click to download)

The club provides all the equipment during your probationary period so you don’t need to bring anything else.  If you do have your own eye and ear defenders then you are welcome to bring them with you.

When and Where

Please ensure that you arrive at the club at 7pm.  It is important to arrive prompt as new member evening is a busy time.

We send you a reminder FIVE days before your date so watch out for it.  It includes a reminder about all this information and the address details (which can be found at the bottom of this page).

If you do NOT have your proofs of identification, you WILL NOT be allowed to shoot. DO NOT FORGET THEM

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College Grove Sports Club, Eastmoor Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 3RR