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Old Suttonian Shooting

For Old Suttonian marksmen, memories of shooting, as a Third Former, shoulder-to-shoulder with members of the Upper Sixth, or of the keen thrill of scoring a V-Bull at Bisley are fondly cherished. Fortunately though these no longer need to be just memories. The opportunities for Old Suttonians to continue shooting are numerous, through the newly formed Old Suttonian Rifle Association (OSRA) and the ever-popular Sergison Trophy competition against the School.

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE OSRA

The Old Suttonian Rifle Association was set up in 2018 in order to provide a platform for Old Suttonians to continue or, indeed, to take up the largely inaccessible sport of target rifle shooting. The 25-yard .22 range nestled in the School's grounds above Lambe's provides an excellent base and starting point, from which members progress to the National Rifle Association at Bisley to shoot fullbore (7.62 calibre) at up to 1000 yards in the warmer months.

Although one of the younger Old Suttonian sports, we remain the most competitive and ambitious. OSRA regularly competes in major competitions, both against university teams and Kent county individuals. In 2018, some Old Suttonian marksmen positioned highly in the Kent County Open competition, and the OSRA became the first alumni club to attend a British Young Shooters’ Association event. In 2019, individual members will also compete in the Imperial Meeting at Bisley, an international competition that brings together the best target rifle shooters in the world.

 

2019 OSRA CALENDAR

The OSRA has a busy year ahead in 2019. We will continue to shoot at the School's range each month, with the current focus being the Club Championship. Our fullbore season will coincide with assisting the School team at Bisley, but will also include multiple competitions between April and July, including the Kent Open and the Imperial Meeting.

Further information can be found on the OSRA's own website, which includes up-to-date articles on the team's recent progress. Alternatively, please sign up to the OSRA's Facebook page for the latest news. If you are interested in getting involved with the OSRA, please use the contact details listed below. We welcome shooters of all abilities, even if they never had the pleasure of shooting whilst at School.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

 
OSRA Leadership

Anthony Bromley (2014 W) - OSRA Club Captain - Contact Email
Dominic Murray (2014 C) - OSRA Treasurer - Contact Email
Harry Percival (2014 W) - OSRA General Secretary - Contact Email
Thomas Fermor (2009 L) - OSRA Fullbore Captain - Contact Email

 
Development Office

Will Radford (Alumni Relations and Development Manager) - Contact Email

 

Contact Us

Sutton Valence School

North Street, Sutton Valence, Kent, ME17 3HL

 

Tel: 01622 845200

Email: enquiries@svs.org.uk

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