Get a taste of the
Olympics - try target shooting at the National Rifle Association’s
THE National Rifle Association
(NRA) is holding its fifth Open Day on Saturday, 28 August 2010, at
Altcar Training Camp, Hightown, Formby. This is the only chance for
members of the public in the North West to try Olympic shooting
sports for themselves in the run up to 2012
Chris Webb, Regional Manager of the NRA said:- “The NRA has
run a series of hugely successful Open Days and we’ll be offering
visitors the chance to try lots of different shooting activities.
It’s a great day out for the whole family as we also have expert
instructors giving one-to-one tuition. We offer visitors the chance
to try air rifle, shotgun, laser clays, gallery rifle, fullbore
rifle, sporting rifle, historic firearms and black powder pistol –
there’s something for everyone! The Open Days are an excellent
opportunity to promote the sport of target shooting and visitors can
also try their hand at shooting shotgun and .22 smallbore rifle –
two of the firearms which are shot as part of the Olympics – you
never know, we might discover the next Olympic or Commonwealth Games
The National Rifle Association is the national governing body for
fullbore and centre-fire pistol shooting in Great Britain. It has
over 6500 members and its President is HRH The Prince of Wales.
Visitors to the NRA Altcar Open Day need to complete a simple
registration form either on-line or on arrival, and produce a form
of identification eg driving licence or passport. Age restrictions
apply to children under 14 years of age for some shooting activities
and all children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
For further information on the NRA Altcar Open day please contact:-
firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Seeing Natures Fireworks!
DID you know
that The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the best seen during the
year. They are seen from 23 July 2010 to 24 August 2010.
However the best chance to see them is during the nights of 11
August to 13 August 2010, and that’s improved a bit more in 2010,
due to the Moon, which will have set early in the evening, so bright
Moonlight will not prevent members of the public seeing even the
To improve things even more it is best to see them from dark sky
locations away from city and town lights, and the only thing we
can’t control is the British summer weather. But members of
Liverpool Astronomical Society have high hopes for clear/dark skies.
Liverpool Astronomical will be hosting a special meteor watch event
on the night of 11 August 2010, from 7pm at the Leighton
Observatory, Pex Hill, Cronton, Nr Widnes Cheshire. So all are
welcome to join the LAS members to wonder at natures fireworks!
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Mersey Girls FC continue grabbing the headlines after winning the
Liverpool-Knowsley International Football Tournament!
Liverpool-Knowsley International Youth Soccer Tournament is one of
the highest quality youth soccer competitions in Europe.
Mersey Girls FC U14 girls, won the Tournament, held at the Geoffrey
Hughes Sports Ground on Sunday after a week of international
competition. The girls lifted the trophy after beating Shanghai
Girls, representing China, 3-2 in the final. Mersey Girls FC
are recognised as the best girls football club in England, last
season they ended up unbeaten winning 9 trophies and have recently
been awarded Charter Standard Status by the Football Association.
Planning is also underway for a Tour next Easter to Holland where
they will play Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.
Club Secretary of Mersey Girls FC Paul
Fitzgerald said:- "We have been playing as a team for a number
of years, most of the girls come from all over Merseyside to play
for the club, so to have won the International Final is a fantastic
achievement. This tournament is huge, we don't see football pitches
like this every week and it's a phenomenal achievement. For a
teenager playing in a youth tournament, it is a fantastic incentive
to play at these facilities. All the teams playing at the Tournament
have put in a lot of work and dedication to get here and we fully
deserved our success, we have seen some future stars playing here
today.” If you are in Years 10 or 11 and interested in
playing for Mersey Girls FC or for more information on the club
Woodvale Rally 2010
Ready For Take Off
THIS year’s Woodvale Rally is
once again promising to be bigger and better than ever. The event to
be held over 7 August to 8 August will see more than 50,000 people
descending on the historic RAF base. To see our coverage of last
year’s event click
to see our video of the
Dam Buster Raid, please click here. Tickets
for this year’s event are £8.00 for adults and £4.00 for children in
advance with £7.00 for OAP and £20.00 for family tickets. The gate
adult tickets are £10.00 Children £5.00 and OAP £8.00. A family
ticket can be got for £25.00. Tickets are valid for both days. Dogs
are allowed if on leads, but be warned: pyrotechnics are used in
some areas of the airport for the displays. To find out more and to
book tickets go to:-