New Members to Wakefield Rifle & Pistol Club
Current legislation around firearms does not allow for tryout session or walk-ins. Interested persons need to become probationary members by making an initial visit booking on this site, completing the necessary application form and bringing proof of ID and proof of residence. There is no obligation to continue to full membership at any time. You don’t pay your full membership fee until your 12th visit to the club.
Not sure if you want to join but want to have a look and see what it’s about? That’s fine, no need to book or fill any forms in. Come down to the club on a WEDNESDAY evening at 7pm, we’ll be glad to tell you what it’s about and show you around. But you won’t be able to shoot on that evening unless you’ve booked.
Sessions run between 7pm and 10pm, allowing you to get a feel for the sport and receive the correct level of training, in a safe environment. 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.
You MUST book your FIRST PROBATION VISIT via the online system.
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 credentials as listed below ;
Each person 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)
Juniors – i.e. under 18 – we appreciate a junior won’t have proof of residency, that isn’t a problem.
The lowest age we can accommodate is 10 years old. Juniors MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
Referee – each 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
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.
Once you’ve booked make a note of the date and ensure that you arrive at the club at 7pm. We send you a reminder FIVE days before your date so watch out for it.
The first session costs £10 and must be paid in advance using PayPal or Credit/Debit card at the time of booking. Once you have booked a slot online, you should attend the club on the allotted WEDNESDAY evening at 7pm with a completed application form and your two proofs of ID. Don’t forget to have your referee sign the form. The range officer at the club will check and process your form and ID documents.
If you do NOT have proofs of identification, you WILL NOT be allowed to shoot. DO NOT FORGET THEM
This payment is non-refundable so please ensure you are able to attend on the date you selected. Further information regarding ongoing costs can be found on the FAQ page.
If you are interested in joining as an Air member only then you still need to book your first probationary session and bring proofs of ID but will need to complete the AIR APPLICATION FORM. (Click to download)
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 a full member. So only one probation shoot required.
If you’re joining as an Air member, 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.
Book Now Thank you, we hope to see you soon!