Welcome to the Three Counties Sporting Club web site, which features a list of shooting venues and dates, an up to date newsletter and some useful links.

The Club uses the military ranges at Ponteland, near Newcastle Airport and Otterburn in Northumberland and there is a list of shooting dates on the 'Dates' page.

Visitors holding a current FAC are welcome at the Clubs' shoots, but from 1st January 2009 anyone shooting on MoD ranges must carry a current 'Certificate of Safety and Competence'. To qualify for one of these, they have to be a member of a Home Office Approved and/or NRA Affiliated Club on 1st July 2008, or complete an NRA-Approved Training Course.



All applicants for membership will be required to complete a probationary period (for those applicants without a current FAC or SCC card this will be a minimum period of three to six months) and must attend on a regular basis. From 1st Jan. 2009 a current SCC (Shooter Certification Card) is required to shoot on MoD ranges. New members, after completing training and attaining full membership will be issued this through the club.

The Annual Subscription for the year commencing 01/04/2024 is £135 plus a Joining Fee of £30 for new members.  For those aged 21 and under a single fee of £70 applies.  There is no Range Fee at Club Shoots for paid-up Members, Visitor/Guests pay £10 per half day.

Please send a signed and dated Application Form along with a current passport size photograph and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to, Three Counties Sporting Club, 45 Daleside, Sacriston, Durham DH7 6BJ

Payments by cheque should be sent to the address above.  Please make cheques payable to 'Three Counties Sporting Club'.

You can also pay by bank transfer, Santander Bank PLC, account name  “Three Counties Sporting Club”
Account number 43516884 Sort code 09-06-66 please mark payment as “Application”
If your application is unsuccessful, your payment will be returned.

Obtain an application form    here 

Section 21 Declaration - A section 21 declaration may need to be filled in by guests/visitors prior to attending a shoot. Please contact the secretary to see if this is required. The form can be found here

Constitution: To see the Club's Constitution, click here

Members Firearm Register Document , click here

Minutes: To see the AGM and Committee Meeting minutes, please contact the Secretary. 

Home Office Approved
Affiliated to the NRA





Next Club Competition

Our next planned competition will be July 14th on Ponteland A range ( all day shoot ). The competition will be a 300yd F Class type shoot . There will be no restriction on sighting, rests or caliber. One sighting shot , followed by a further 4 shots , no scoring , tightest group wins.


Please contact the secretary Mr Jeffery Davison  via email  3csportingclub@gmail.com