North Herts AWC is a 25-year-old 10-metre airgun club that shoots inside the old changing rooms at Hitchin Swimming Pool in North Hertfordshire. The club offers airgunners a 12-lane pistol and rifle facility which they rent from the local council. Open three times a week, shooter are catered for from county-level training courses right the way down to fun and ‘have-a-go’ evenings which regularly introduce newcomers to the sport, as well as providing a great venue for local shooters who just want the hobby of airgun shooting in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The club regularly hosts the prestigious Six Counties Championships, too.
Unfortunately, ongoing issues with the building’s condition have resulted in the local council cancelling the lease – and it will sadly see its last airgun pellets fired at the end of September 2014. It’s a real blow to the local airgun community as there are no similar shooting venues in the surrounding vicinity.
Committe member Paul Conder is therefore making a plea to anyone in the local area who may be able to offer the club – or provide him with a lead to find – a new indoor or outdoor site so that one of the county’s long-standing airgun club continues to flourish. If you can help Paul, please either email him at firstname.lastname@example.org – or you can call him on 01462 626374.