Birmingam and District Air Rifle League

The Birmingham and District League the league trophy started life as the Small Heath and District League in 1912 one of many many leagues in Birmingham at the time. But the league is known to be much older. The league sheild has been shot continually with only a break for the second world war.

It is believed they adopted the Birmingham and District League title during the late 1960's.


The League shoots at 6 yards with the bull 5ft from the floor, with a bull being worth 5 points and no more. It shoots with 8 person teams, with the best six scores counting. This allows for teams to shoot six shooters if they wish. Currently two matches are shot each match night  using two targets this means a shooter get to shot twice in an evening. It is a winter based league with annual competitions of the Geering Cup (straight knock out competition with individual average based handicaps), Robbottom Sheild (Four Person team competition), Stanton Sheild (handicap league shot using scores from league matches). Most teams shoot on a Monday or a Tuesday evening.

The League also used to run the Birmingham Childrens Hospital Charity Interleague Cup started in 1923.

It currently had 4 Teams remaining.

1) Walton Lions Air Rifle Club, Based at the Great Barr Conservative Club Newton Road, Great Barr and shoots on a Tuesday. Web Site:

2) The Nomads, The Club shoots on a Tuesday Night at Maitland Hall Conservative Club

3) Maitland Air Rifle Club, Based at Maitland Hall Conservative Club, Washwood Heath Rd. The Club shoots on a Monday Night.

4) Maitland Red Lion, Also based at the Maitland Hall. The Club shoots on a Monday.


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