Membership To Anston FTC Is Now Closed

Membership to Anston FTC is now closed for 2018, if you submitted a form then someone from the club will be in contact with you shortly.

Paul James British Recoiling Championship 2018

Booking is now open for PJBRC 2018, the Worlds largest springer competition. We’ve raised over £12,000 for our charity so far so do get involved.

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The Paul James British Recoiling Championship

Many thanks to everyone who supported this event, you can find a gallery of pictures over at Pellet On Pellet. Together we raised £2867.32, thank you and see you all next year.

work party 20,2,16

there will be a work party this satdy, all probationers are welcome t lend a hand, bring shovels n rakes pls. thanks graham. Read the rest of this entry »

new members

at the anston AGM last night we decided that we would be inviting 20 people from our waiting list to come on an invitation shoot and have a look around, paula will run down the list on a first come first served basis, we presently have 70 on the list s... Read the rest of this entry »

Paul James British Recoiling Championship 2015


The British Recoiling Championship was born in 2013 from a love of springers and the renewed interest in the guns that have a great history in birthing Field Target and Hunter Field Target, without them, where would we be? The competition has quickly grown to become the Worlds Largest recoiling competition with people traveling from all over Europe to compete.

After losing our close friend Paul James the competition was renamed as a fitting reminder of not only Paul’s love of springers but also what Paul did for the sport. Paul was a brilliant shot and massive springer enthusiast, he also had time for everyone, he was always happy to help and never moaned about anything. The man is a legend on the shooting circuit and it’s an honour to run this competition in his name.

While some come to compete for the title it should be remembered that Paul had a wicked sense of humour so the very idea of 132 people in field, all with springers would make him proud. It’s a great day out even if you can’t shoot a springer that well, many come for the social and first go with a springer, many spend the day cursing the damn things (myself included) but it’s without a doubt one of the best days on the shooting calendar and for a great cause.

Get yourself involved and book early as this competition always sells out.

Last year with Paul’s family we raised £2920.00, something to be very proud of, let’s see if we can top that this year!

Paul James British Recoiling Championship 2015
Sunday 29th March, 2015
Anston Field Target Club


Saturday 8 March probationers day

This Saturday 8 March is the last probationers visit day If you are coming please let me know Thanks Paula Read the rest of this entry »

guest weekends

would all prospective members pls email or pm paula to arrange their next visit, don't just put it on the forum and turn up, next saturday will be a work party but will still count as one of your visits if you want to attend, the next 2 saturdays after... Read the rest of this entry »

British recoiling championships 13th April, 2014

Paul James memorial British Recoiling Championships, 2014

Sunday 13th April, 2014

Anston Field Target Club


  • 40 shot course 8 to 55yds to NEFTA W/L rules but with a mix of reduced kill targets
  • Two targets per lane, each lane will include a shooting peg for HFT
  • 4 discipline lanes (2x stand plus 2x kneel) unsupported.
  • Scoring is :- 1 point for a knockdown, 0 for a plate
  • Overall championship trophy goes to highest scorer ( irrespective of class )
  • FT and SFT shot to NEFTA Winter league rules (see below)
  • HFT to NEFTA Hunter rules
  • HFT/SFT shooters to shoot first if shooting with an FT shooter
  • Entry fee £10 (all funds go to charity)
  • Free commemorative t-shirt sponsored by the BFTA

NEFTA Hunter rules
NEFTA Winter league rules

Registered shooters (135)

  • Adam Lees (FT) HW97K GinB
  • Andy Purseglove (FT) TX200
  • Andy Wilson (FT)
  • Brian Samson (FT) TX200
  • Bussé Yoeri (FT) HW 97 K
  • Colin Richardson (FT) TX200
  • Colin Wilkinson (FT) HW77
  • DANNY webb (FT) hw97
  • Danny Welch (FT) tx200
  • Dave Lawrenson (FT) HW97
  • Dave Lindley (FT) tx200
  • david atkin (FT) hw 77
  • David Robinson (FT) Whatever i can borrow
  • Elliott compton (FT)
  • Frank Peakman (FT) HW95 or what he has at tthe time
  • gary martin (FT) aa pro sport
  • Gary Timms (FT)
  • glenn walsh (FT) tx200
  • Harry Brown (FT) AA Pro sport
  • Harry Copmton (FT)
  • Helen Carragher (FT) TX200
  • ian burton (FT) tx200
  • ian stoddart (FT) weihrauch hw95
  • Ivan Marsden (FT) TX200
  • Jack Foreman (FT) HW77
  • James Osborne (FT) Pro-sport
  • Jerry Dowdall (FT) Diana Mod15
  • Jim Nee (FT) Walther LGV
  • John Costello (FT) Simon Ayres MK 111
  • Jon Willingham (FT) Tx200
  • Keith Gilyard (FT) HW 97
  • kevin cresswell (FT) webley eclipse
  • Lori Richardson (FT) TX 200
  • Marc Fisher (FT) TX200
  • Mark Brewitt (FT) TX200
  • mark henson (FT) tx200
  • mark Stenton (FT) Air Rifle
  • matt hirst (FT) hw77
  • micheal wilson (FT)
  • mick chapman (FT) air arms tx200
  • Neil Long (FT) HW98
  • Neil Thorneycroft (FT) HW97
  • nick murphy (FT) tx 200
  • Paul Lawrence (FT) TX200
  • Pete Thorneycroft (FT) TX200
  • Peter Rowley (FT) Airarms tx 200hc
  • phil price (FT) tx200
  • Phil Riches (FT) HW97
  • richard trow (FT) hw97k
  • Rob Farnworth (FT) HW97k
  • rob long (FT) TX200
  • roger dyson (FT) 97k
  • Scott Robinson (FT) Neil Thornycrofts
  • Shaun Shore (FT)
  • Simon Ayers (FT) HW77
  • Steve Hebblethwaite (FT) Air Arms TX200 HC in Ginb stock
  • steve page (FT) hw 97
  • Steve Privett (FT) Tx200hc
  • sue swift (FT) tx hunter n
  • terence horner (FT)
  • Tony Wright (FT) HW97k
  • Trevor Bland (FT) one of frank peakmans cast offs
  • Val Szulc (FT) TX200

  • andrew monniez (SFT) hw97
  • Andy Calpin (SFT)
  • Chris Cundey (SFT) TX200
  • dan gilmartin (SFT) lgv walther
  • Dave Gibson (SFT) Hw97
  • Dave Jowett (SFT) AA ProSport
  • Hughie Wilson (SFT) TX
  • Ian Treadwell (SFT) HW97K
  • jamie jackson (SFT) hw95
  • John Harper (SFT) w/98
  • John Lee (SFT) HW97
  • Keith Spencer (SFT) Tx 200 mk 3 Paul wilson stock
  • Lee ellis (SFT) Tx200
  • Malcolm Reynolds (SFT) HW97
  • Marc andrews (SFT) Aa tx 200
  • Mark Crossland (SFT) tx200hc
  • Martin Calpin (SFT)
  • Martin Owens (SFT)
  • Paul Harbron (SFT) HW98
  • paul monniez (SFT) hw 97
  • Paul warnes (SFT) Air Arms TX200
  • phill green (SFT) lgv walther
  • RODERICK ward (SFT) A A prosport
  • roy ironmonger (SFT) weihrauch 98
  • trevor ryan (SFT)

  • Adam ledger (HFT) Hw97
  • Adrian Shaw (HFT) HW97
  • Alan Comberford (Solware) (HFT) Walther LGV
  • Andy Jones (HFT)
  • Andy Watkins (HFT) AA TX200
  • Anne Higgins (HFT) HW77k
  • Anthony martin (HFT)
  • Anthony Sparhott (HFT) TX200
  • Bob Clay (HFT) HW97
  • Brian Pierrepont (HFT) HW97KT
  • Calvin wood (HFT)
  • Chick McGowan (HFT) HW 77k
  • Chris Asquith (HFT) Walther LGV
  • Chris Guy (HFT) TX200 HC
  • Dave Clements (HFT) HW97
  • Dave Semmens (HFT) AA Pro Sport
  • dave tomlinson (HFT) hw80
  • david williamson (HFT) hw98
  • Dean Corfield (HFT) Air Arms Pro Sport
  • Donald Hartness (HFT) AA Pro Elite
  • Glyn Waitom (HFT) Tx200
  • graham cooper (HFT) tx200
  • Ian Sheppard (HFT) Hw98
  • Kyle Hampton (HFT) HW97
  • Lee Hartness (HFT) HW97k
  • Lewis Stephens (HFT) 97k mk1
  • Mark Splodger Jones (HFT) Webley Exocet XS
  • Matt Waistell (HFT) HW 97
  • Mick Fern (HFT)
  • Nathan James (HFT) Weihrauch hw35
  • Paddy Egan (Solware) (HFT)
  • Perry Broad (HFT) HW97k
  • Peter Shearer (HFT) HW97
  • Phil Russell (HFT) HW77k
  • Ray Hampton (HFT) HW97
  • Ricky Moppet (HFT) TX200
  • Scott Teale (HFT) hw97k or hw98
  • simon Burgon (HFT) hw98 .177
  • Steve Bowers (HFT) HW97
  • Steve Watkins (HFT) AA TX200
  • Steve Whiting (HFT) HW97k
  • Tye Forde (Solware) (HFT) Weihrauch HW77 ISP
  • Vin Rigby (HFT) TX200

Rest in peace Paul

For those of you that don't frequent other shooting forums I have just read that Paul James passed away last night. Paul was a very brave guy who kept his sense of humour to the end. Rest in peace Paul. Alan. Read the rest of this entry »

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