Cheadle Rifle Club

Cheadle Rifle Club is a Home Office Approved civilian target rifle club established in 1947 from the predecessor Home Guard Rifle Club. All shooting activities are supervised by members with Range Conducting Officer qualifications issued by the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA). 

Coaching is provided by members qualified as NSRA Club Coaches. Cheadle Rifle Club exists to promote safe target shooting for everyone. Our main discipline is small-bore (.22 cal.) prone target rifle, which is a recognized Home Nation, British, Commonwealth, European, Olympic and World Championship sport, accessible to all. Previous outreach projects have included local Scout and Cadet units, Duke of Edinburgh schemes and most recently a series of Over 50’s Open Days that supported a Stockport MBC initiative to combat social isolation and loneliness. 

With minimal adaptations, target shooting can be made accessible to people with many diverse disabilities. The Village Hall and the shooting range are fully accessible and the club has already provided facilities that allow people who are not physically capable of shooting from a prone position to participate by shooting from a seat or wheelchair with a rifle supported on a bench. Another of our outreach activities in recent years has been to host demonstration sessions for acoustic air rifle, which is a form of target shooting for visually impaired people.

 The system uses a conventional air rifle fitted with an aiming device that provides acoustic feedback to the shooter. The demonstration days were organized at the request of British Blind Sport and NSRA with invitations to local groups, including Walthew House, Lancashire Lions VI Sports Club and Manchester VI Bees.

Contact details for Hon. Secretary: 

Paul Holdstock, email:, Tel.: 0161 266 1745



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