Norwich City Target Club Expansion and Development

by Norwich City Target Club in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total raised £6,912

£7,500 stretch target 3 days left
106% 63 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th May 2024 at 6:00pm

To be able to expand the club to meet the area's demand for target shooting and make it more accessible to all

by Norwich City Target Club in Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The stretch target will ensure we can not only purchase a defibrillator for use of all community groups using the building, but to also provide joint training for these groups, and to purchase an additional club rifle for use by beginners.


Who are we?

Welcome to all of our supporters!

Norwich City Target Club (NCTC) is a friendly, inclusive and competitive Target Shooting Club. We are seeking to grow and promote the incredible Olympic and Paralympic sport of 10m air-rifle and pistol shooting to a diverse membership.

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  • We were founded in 1972, and have a rich history
  • Members have gone on to be Olympic & Commonwealth athletes
  • NCTC lost their premises in 2018 when the council re-purposed the building, this coupled with the covid pandemic has had a significant impact on the club 
  • The club relaunched just two years ago, now based out of an existing community building and has been successfully re-building since this time 
  • As well as our championship winners, we are proud to be welcoming to novices and less expert shooters
  • We attract members from many different backgrounds. Most are completely new to shooting, other have come to us via the Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh, Pentathlon, the Pony Club and other shooting disciplines
  • We run several large competitions each year attracting participants right across the county 
  • We have a diverse membership;
    • Members are aged from 11-87 years old
    • In the last 2 years we have increased our female membership from 5% to 40%  and we aim to reach 50% within 2 years
    • 17% of members have a disability
    • We attract members from both very rural and urban areas of Norfolk

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This background has resulted in a unique community of individuals working together and supporting each other’s development in the sport. At our club nights and competitions, you will commonly see a young teenager shooting alongside someone in their 80s. You are equally likely to see national and international level shooters working alongside raw beginners.

We are proud of offering a very supportive and inclusive environment - but keen to improve this further still.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

  • To develop capacity and expand the club to meet the community of Norfolk’s demand for target shooting and make it more accessible to all
  • To recover from the loss of our former premises, and loss of all income through the COVID 19 period
  • To improve the shooting experience for club members and visiting competitors
  • To provide a more environmentally friendly option to paper target use
  • Through the above, to improve the club's resilience and raise its profile both locally and within the wider shooting community

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How we’ll spend the money raised

  • Due to the limitations of the shared building we use for training, we require specialised electronic targets which can be packed away easily after each session. These targets also have an environmental benefit in that they save the use of an estimated 30,000 thousand paper targets per annum. They also makes it much easier for shooters with a disability and offer more fun in the sport; particularly appealing to juniors entering the sport. We already have some of these targets, but require more to allow an increased numbers of shooters to attend each session.

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  • Target shooting is a very technical sport and requires coaching at all levels. We will use the funds raised for the training of several new coaches and developing our existing coaches to a more advanced level - including specialist knowledge on adapted disciplines for older shooters and those with disabilities. 

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  • Shooting equipment can be expensive, and to continue to attract new members; particularly younger ones and the less-affluent, we need funding to develop our inventory of equipment which is loaned out to junior members who could not otherwise afford.

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  • Finally, should funds allow, we wish to be able to purchase a defibrillator. We would situate and purpose this so that it can be used for the benefit of all the different groups and organisations who use the community building. 

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Community impact

We really believe in this project and in the positive impact it will have on the local community, the broader community of Norfolk – and beyond!

  • The most significant impact will be on the wider community of Norfolk and the shooting community across East Anglia and beyond. Successful completion of the project will enable us to take a role in keeping this Olympic and Paralympic sport alive here, and in assisting other regions through providing competitions to attend.
  •  The project will help us develop closer links with neighbouring regions to offer specialist coaching days and sessions to develop the sport as a whole. It will also allow us to offer further community open days and come and try it sessions to the local community and to link to health referral pathways.
  • Norfolk is particularly poorly served when it comes to ten-metre target shooting facilities. Without the expansion that the funding will allow, we will find ourselves turning potential participants away; and there are very few alternatives for them to turn to. 

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Children & young people:

  • In particular, we look to have an impact on the poor activity levels amongst children and young people in Norfolk. We have a high conversion rate with the majority of the young people who visit our club going on to become members and regular shooters. This occurs in an environment with a proven record where young people from all socio-economic backgrounds can develop and thrive. 
  • By offering an alternative sport to the mainstream ones, then we know that some young people will become regular participants in the sport of target shooting. Without the additional target systems that we are hoping to purchase, then this aim will be unachievable.

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Wellbeing:

  • We also envisage that by increasing our capacity and membership, then we will assist in improving the mental wellbeing and reducing social isolation in our local population. This by way of participating in a highly rewarding enjoyable sport where individuals will become part of a welcoming community. 
  • For some of our older members we are the only activity attended in the week and the community feel is really important in reducing isolation.

“I have a really hectic and stressful working and family life that I can sometimes struggle with. NCTC provides such a great outlet for this stress. The friendship and opportunity to focus totally on something else; it has become really important for me”.  NCTC member

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We are already a fantastic and resourceful club providing a great experience to a diverse membership from all across Norfolk. We want to grow and get even better. This project is our opportunity to do this. Please, help us in any way you can. Every little bit helps, and remember, that every penny you donate guarantees us additional funding from our friends at Sport England. Thank you!

How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£3 or more

5 of 15 claimed

Sport Quantum Keyring

Green Sport Quantum branded keyring. Thank you very much to Sport Quantum for the kind donation.

£4 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Tin of H&N Excite Econ Pellets

Tin of H&N Excite Econ pellets to be collected at the club only. These are lightweight, accurate pellets at an excellent price.

£4 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Tin of Bisley Practice .177 pellets

Tin of Bisley practice pellets - get a great price at £4. RRP £5.99 per tin. A good training pellet at an excellent price. To be collected at the club.

£5 or more

0 of 20 claimed

2 Pairs of 10m Running Boar Targets

Fantastic pair of vintage 10m Running Boar Targets. Would look great displayed in a club house or at home. No longer available to purchase. Can be posted to any UK address

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Marks and Spencers Swiss Chocolates

Delicious box of M & S Swiss chocolates for collection at the club kindly donated by Gill

£5 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Pinot Grigio

Bottle of Pinot Grigio RRP £6 for collection at club. 18 + only.

£7 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Tin of Meisterkugeln pellets

Tin of Meisterkugeln pellets to be collected at the club at the special price of £7 per tin. RRP £7.99. Highly accurate pellets for competitive shooting.

£8 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Sport Quantum Reusable Water Bottle

Sport Quantum Reusable Water Bottle for hydrating during training kindly donated by Sport Quantum to be collected at the club.

£10 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£10 John Lewis Voucher

£10 John Lewis Voucher kindly donated by Chris. This voucher can be used both online and instore at both John Lewis and Waitrose.

£10 or more

0 of 9 claimed

Knitted hedgehog mascot

Handmade knitted hedgehog mascot. The hedgehogs are knitted and approx 20cm sphere. Some of the spines have metallic threads in the wool so may not be suitable for children under 3 years old. Thank you very much to Steve and Sue for the kind donations and to the fabulous Jennie for making.

£12 or more

Beanie hat with club logo

Beanie hat with club logo to be collected at the club. Sure to keep you warm on colder club nights!

£12 or more

0 of 4 claimed

RWS branded shooting visor- black

RWS black branded shooting visor- brand new in packaging.

£15 or more

16 of 30 claimed

Entry into the July Open Competition

Entry into the Norwich City Target Club July 10m Open Competition. Come and join us to shoot at this fun and friendly event!

£15 or more

Charcoal Grey Club Polo Shirt (Cotton)

Look fantastic in a Charcoal Grey club cotton Polo Shirt with club logo on chest. Available in sizes XS- XXL. For collection at the club.

£15 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Delicious cake by Sponge of Holt, Norfolk

Delicious sponge cake with 10-12 servings made by Sponge from Holt, Norfolk. There will be a choice of coffee, lemon, carrot, Victoria sponge, chocolate or red velvet - which will you choose? RRP £16.99. Can be posted to any UK address,

£15 or more

2 of 10 claimed

3 x range fee visits

3 x visits to the range

£15 or more

1 of 3 claimed

RWS branded black baseball cap

RWS branded baseball cap brand new with tags.

£19 or more

1 of 10 claimed

2 x tins of RWS R10 Pistol pellets

2 x tins of RWS R10 Pistol pellets at the special price of £19 to be collected at the club. RRP £10.80 per tin. This is an excellent match pellet with precise production and lead consistency.

£19 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£20 Amazon voucher

£20 Amazon voucher. Thank you very much to Helen for the kind donations. To be collected at club.

£19 or more

0 of 6 claimed

2 x tins of RWS R10 Rifle Pellets

2 x tins of RWS R10 Rifle pellets at the special price of £19 to be collected at the club. RRP £10.80 per tin. This is an excellent match pellet with precise production and lead consistency.

£20 or more

Charcoal Grey Club Sweatshirt

Look fantastic in a Charcoal Grey club sweatshirt with club logo on chest. Available in sizes XS- XXL. to be collected at the club.

£20 or more

Sports Material Club Polo shirt or T-shirt

Ideal for competing and training, either a Sports Material Club Polo shirt or T-shirt in Charcoal Grey. Available in sizes XS-XXL to be collected at club.

£20 or more

1 of 10 claimed

County Team Polo Shirt- County team shooters only.

County Team Polo Shirt in the county colours- County team shooters only. Available in sizes XS- XXL. Black polo shirt with gold embroidery and county crest on chest. Norfolk embroidered on back. For collection at club.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Monard Junior Rifle Glove

New Blue Monard Junior Rifle glove for right hadn't shooters in blue. RRP £23. Thank you to Chris for the donation.

£20 or more

7 of 10 claimed

4 x range fee visits

4 x range fee visits

£22 or more

Supported Rest Entry & Agg entry into July open

SUPPORTED REST only Entry & Aggregate entry into July open meeting

£25 or more

Charcoal Grey club Hooded sweatshirt

Look fantastic in a Charcoal Grey club Hooded sweatshirt with club logo on chest. Available in sizes XS- XXL. For collection at club.

£25 or more

Entry and Aggregate Entry into July Competition

Entry and Aggregate entry into the July open competition

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Sauer Rifle baselayer size Medium

Sauer baselayer size medium for wearing under rifle jacket for collection at club. Brand new. Thank you to George and Debbie Darling for the kind donation

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

1990s England Swimming Team Jacket

Get your hands on a fantastic piece of vintage sports kit! A 1990s England Swimming Team jacket kindly donated by David.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Diana rifle bag soft

Diana rifle bag- black soft rifle bag. Has had light use. Kindly donated by Matt Hirst

£50 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Refurbished Teclast TLA 007 tablet

Get your hands on a fantastic refurbished Teclast TLA 007 WIFI tablet reset to factory settings. Excellent condition with plastic film on the screens, complete with chargers. With a 10 inch display they are ideal for internet browsing. Save on the new RRP of £129.

£55 or more

1 of 4 claimed

Teclast TLA 007 WIFI tablet with case

Get your hands on a fantastic refurbished Teclast TLA 007 WIFI tablet reset to factory settings. Excellent condition with plastic film on the screens, complete with chargers and includes Case. With a 10 inch display they are ideal for internet browsing. Save on the new RRP of £129.

£95 or more

4 of 6 claimed

Tube of 10 tins of RWS R10 pistol pellets

Tube of 10 tins of RWS R10 pistol pellets for collection at the club - special price!

£250 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Corporate banner displayed at club

We will display your corporate banner at the club for 12 months at events and will include your logo on our club website for 12 months. You supply the banner, maximum size 4ft by 2ft.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Bottle of Marques De Los Zanies Rioja

Bottle of Marques De Los Zanies Rioja - a fruit red wine Rioja. RRP £6 Kindly donated by Chris. Collection at club and adults only!

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Club Enamelled Pin Badge

Show your support for the club with a high quality enamelled pin badge with club logo

£10 or more

5 of 5 claimed

2 range fees

Pay for 2 range fee visits

£10 or more

3 of 3 claimed

RWS branded Hand towel for your kit bag

RWS branded shooting towel for your kit bag. Brand new in packaging.

£11 or more

1 of 1 claimed

AHG Anschutz shooting visor

Brand new AHG Anschutz shooting visor. Blue on side, black the other. RRP £12. For collection at the club

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Service kit for recoil absorber on Steyr

Complete service kit for servicing the recoil absorber for a Steyr LP 10 and Evo 10 for collection at the club. Thank you very much to George Mees for the kind donation.

£24 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 M & S voucher

A £25 M and S Voucher for spending across the store. Thank you very much to Chris for the donation.

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Soft Tissue Massage Treatment Voucher

1 hour Soft Tissue Massage Treatment Voucher with the incredible Karen at KD Soft Tissue Therapy, Norwich. www.kdsofttissuetherapy.co.uk Thank you so much to Karen Doak for donating. RRP £35.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Vax steamglide CDHF-SGXS

Vax steamglide CDHF-SGXS steam cleaner donated by the incredible staff at Forest Health Electrical Wholesale. RRP £49.99

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Anschutz backpack - new

Anschutz backpack- new. Black and blue.

£42 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Cookology 7.2 litre air fryer

Cookology 7.2 Litre air fryer. New. Very kindly donated by Forest Health Electrical Wholesalers. RRP £54.99

£48 or more

1 of 1 claimed

8 months Membership May- end December 2024

Membership from May- December 2024. Does not include range fees and pellets.

£49 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£50 'One for All' gift card

A £50 'One for All' gift card which can be used in 170 different shops. Thank you very much to Jed Richter for the extremely kind donation.

£55 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Afternoon tea for 2 at Assembly House

Enjoy a voucher for a delicious afternoon tea for 2 at the beautiful Assembly House, Norwich. Including dainty sandwiches, light-as -air scones, perfect pastries and delicious cakes. RRP £59 Thank you to Chris for donating this voucher.

£80 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Set of 4 x Robert Sorby Woodturning Chisels

Set of 4 x Robert Sorby Woodturning Chisels in good condition. 12mm skew chisel, 12mm parting tool, 12mm round nose scraper and 10mm spindle gouge. Thank you very much to Steve and Sue for the kind donation. RRP £160

£99 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£100 'One for All' gift card

A £100 'One for All' gift card which can be used in 170 different shops. Thank you very much to Jed Richter for the extremely kind donation.

£1,500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

2 x Speith targets and consumables

2 x our Speith targets and consumables in return for your extremely generous donation

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