About us

We're a friendly club, and cater for beginners and experts(?) alike. Whatever your level of ability, or type of gun, you will be made welcome.


In the beginning...

The club was founded in the mid-1980s. It was originally located at the Territorial Army Barracks in Pontefract.

At its beginning, Pontefract Air Rifle Club was organised and run as part of a local police initiative to instruct young people in the care and use of air guns.

We now reside in Frog Hall Quarry at Brotherton and currently have a thriving membership, thanks in no small part to our friendly, family atmosphere.


P.A.R.C. regularly attend Game Fairs putting on public have a go ranges and have volunteered for quite a few charity events.

We host The Yorkshire Polio Fellowship every year and put the able bodied and not so able bodied against each other in a small competition. They keep coming back so must enjoy it.