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WFTF World
Championships 2019

Field Target is coming home


A brief history
of Field target


Since it’s inception in England in 1980, Field Target has rapidly spread across the world, with over 40 countries joining the World Field Target Federation since the very first World Championships in 1986.

In the early years the event alternated between the UK and the USA but these days it’s not unusual to see it in such far away and exotic locations as South Africa or New Zealand. Field Target competitions can now be found on every continent around the world and every year the WFTF grows in membership.

Now, in the competition’s 35th and the sport’s 40th year, it is once again England’s turn to host the event before it tours the world again for what could be decades before it returns. This presents perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone involved in the sport to celebrate 40 years of competition, for UK shooters to compete on home soil, for international visitors to see the birthplace of the sport and for everyone to engage with the entire world of Field Target.