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ICSI News – 9th August 2021

This week in News Shots…..Olympic Team GB, Welsh Skeet Team Selection, UK Cartridge Shortagesh, Courses , Seminars and Visits

The ICSI Website

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News from Around the Sport

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Description automatically generated with medium confidenceNew General Manager at EJ Churchill’s Swinton Ground

Congratulations to Jason Leith as he takes over as general manager at EJ Churchills’ Swinton Ground. Jason, who retired from Northumberland police 2 years ago, is a Level 3 CPSA Senior Coach and Institute member. He joins the Churchill organisation to manage and lead the developments at their Yorkshire shooting ground.

We wish Jason all the best for the future and look forward to hearing of progress at EJ Churchill’s Swinton Shooting Ground. For those visiting North Yorkshire the Ground is located near Ripon,

Tel: 01765 689224


Swinton Estate Office, Swinton, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JH

ICSI Member selected for Welsh National Skeet Team


Over the last two issues we have reported on the selection of ICSI members to the National Skeet teams for England and Scotland. This week we are pleased to report on the selection of

Marcus Webb to the Welsh National Skeet team. They should all meet-up for the Home Internationals later in the year and I am sure they will be able to send a report and photo of their encounter. (Photo supplied by Marcus but directed by the dog!)

UK Experiences Sever Cartridge Shortages

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Over the last few weeks gun shops have been experiencing a shortage of shotgun cartridges. This first came to light when Gamebore and Hull announced, without notice, an immediate price rise on all their clay and game cartridges. This was soon followed by Eley and Express.


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Their reasoning behind the second rise within 12 months encompasses many factors. The shortages in the USA of all types of ammunition have led the USA to buy up as much of the lead and steel shot and raw materials as possible. Transport costs across Europe have increased and even the price of pallets has increased. Coupled with less production due to shortages of raw materials, Covid “pinged” staff and Brexit. The cartridge companies say they cannot absorb the increased costs and have passed them onto the retail outlets and subsequently the consumer. It appears that game shells have suffered the worst in terms of price increases and there is a general lack of fibre wad cartridges and the less popular calibres.

The affect upon the game season is yet to be seen but concerns exist among retail suppliers over what and how many shells to order, particularly as from next July many shoots will only allow the use of non-toxic shells. Retailers do not want to be left with lots of lead shells that may not be of use next season.

(Other cartridge brands are available)

Olympic Success for Team GB

With the Tokyo Olympics having drawn to a close it is the time to congratulate the many athletes who have made the Games such a success for Team GB. It is not only the medal winners we should congratulate but all the athletes who took part in the Games as part of Team GB and all those who supported them.

Although the overall medal count is two short of the heights achieved in Rio five years ago, it more than matched the target of between 45 and 70 medals set by UK Sport.

It also makes Tokyo the second most successful overseas Games in British Olympic history, with only the United States, China and hosts Japan winning more golds.

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Coach and Instructor Development Day

Course Full – Reserve List Available for September and November Dates

Monday 6th September 2021

Kibworth Shooting Ground, Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0RD

Game Shooters and Loaders Course


Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Doveridge Shooting Ground


Hosted by experienced professional coaches and game shooters, Andrew Kirkland and

Jason Rowntree. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Game shooting and the role and work of the Loader.

This includes lunch and a course manual.

The minimum qualification for entry to the course is a CPSA, BASC or similar Safety Officers qualification.

To book a place on the Course email: or for further information, email Andrew Kirkland on


Birmingham Proof House ZOOM Presentation

A presentation on the history, work and function of the Birmingham Proof House

Date: Monday 23rd August 2021

Time: 7:00pm

To book a place on this ZOOM presentation please contact John Cullinan on:

Links to Zoom presentations are sent out on the Sunday evening the day before the zoom presentation.

If you have a topic which you would find interesting, please let us know but if you know who can deliver that topic then we have a fighting chance of making it happen.

Please let John Cullinan know of your suggestions on


Paul Dancer has been negotiating several external, face to face and has negotiated a visit to the Birmingham Proof House.

Birmingham Proof House Visit

Date: 25th September 2021

Time: 10:00am

Cost Correction £20 per person (limited to 10 persons)

Venue: Birmingham Proof House

Banbury Street

Birmingham, B5 5RH

For the Future:

We are looking at visits to:

Laporte Traps

Promatic Traps

Leeds Armouries

Cartridge manufacturers

ICSI Online Shop

The online shop is presently under construction with the hope of it going live on the ICSI website soon, here members will be able to browse, order and pay for branded items as well as other related merchandise. In the meantime, if any member needs anything, please contact Jason –

Below is the current stock list with prices. Other items are currently being sourced and will be added along with our popular polo shirt shortly.

Merchandise Description Price including P&P (UK only)
Book Game Cons £13.00
Badges Pin £10.00
Square £5.00
Sheild £5.00
Bullion £12.50
Round £5.00
Loaders £10.00
Tie Blue £12.50

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