Originally Posted by berty177
To be honest with you lads,
In WAFTA the clubs order cards for all their members, it helps with supporting the BFTA who is the leading body for FT in Britain.
Without the BFTA we wouldnt have our rules etc for our shoots, shame alot of clubs dont support it. It is a cost of £3.50 per person per card but in the grand scheme of things it isnt alot.
Bodies like the BFTA can only exist through membership fees. Sponsorship, merchandise etc an help but the key to developing FT in the UK will be through individual shooters supporting a national body by becoming members. The more members you have the more sponsorship you can command (mind you, you did a cracking job on that for last season). I notice that HFT has more young shooters which is also an area that BFTA need to look at, how can we bring them in, and more importantly keep them interested.