Win 1 of 4 Free UKPSF Memberships
Giveaway: 4 x UKPSF Memberships – Giveaway is on 16/02/2013 @ 18:00
Wildwayz, TalkPaintball Moderator, has 4 x 1 Year UKPSF Memberships to give away on Talkpaintball.com!
Before we give away the details on how you could be in with a chance to own them, please read the information below:
In 1990 a group of players and members of the trade formed the European Paintball Sports Federation to protect the sport. The game of paintball was going through a rough time with attacks from the media and more important a possible ban by the Home Office as a result of the wording of the Firearms Act at the time.
Over the years the EPSF and more recently the UKPSF have had discussions with various members of the Government, officials at the various Government bodies, local authorities, Police and Firearms experts. As a result of these discussions the wording in the Firearms act (Air being the only approved propellant) which could have resulted in a ban on paintball has been changed. (CO2 was added as an approved propellant) The sport and the equipment has developed over the past ten years and the need for CO2 as a propellant has reduced.
The EPSF also produced tournament rule books which formed the foundation for all of the current tournament rules in the UK and probably most of the European tournaments. The “Code of Practice” is recognised by the Health and Safety and a lot of Councils as the guidelines for operating a paintball site.
In the late 1990’s it was decided to change the name from the EPSF to the UKPSF because whilst most of the European countries had used the EPSF as the model to set up their own Federations the organisation in the UK only looked after the United Kingdom. There were no representatives from other countries on the committee therefore it did not truly represent Europe. The name was therefore changed to the United Kingdom Paintball Sports Federation.
There are steps being taken at present to form a new European body with representatives from all over Europe on the committee.
The UKPSF is a voluntary body and exists to promote the sport of paintball, liaise with government bodies, local authorities and try to make the game of paintball safe and fun to play.
Membership is open to any player, site or shop involved in the sport of paintball.
Paintball sites have to complete a questionnaire before being accepted as a member and are given a code of practice to help with the running of their paintball sites. If a member is reported by the public then an investigation will be undertaken and in certain circumstances membership has been removed from the site. Site membership does not constitute approval of the site as there is NO site inspection as a criteria for membership.
More information, please go here: http://www.ukpsf.com
These memberships are coming out of Wildwayz own pocket, because he feels passionate about UKPSF and wants people to become more aware of them!
All you need to do is post on this TalkPaintball thread
on Saturday 16th February @ 18:00 and say “PLEASE CAN I HAVE A UKPSF MEMBERSHIP?”.
The first FOUR lucky chaps or chappettes who post up at 18:00 or after (according to post timestamps on the forums) will each receive ONE 1 Year Membership in their name.
THIS IS OPEN TO NEW UKPSF MEMBERS – EXISTING MEMBERS WHO HAVE LET IT LAPSE, PLEASE RENEW AS NORMAL
Please spread the word!