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Leigh Batson Appointed UKAPU Midlands Rep

UKAPU as they work for airsoft players in the UK represented at the regional level, have annou ced that they have appointed Leigh Batson as regional representative for the Midlands. We remember Leigh very well, as she was part of the Delta Team that won the Forces Freedom Tournament during the National Airsoft Festival 2017. Press release below:

We are pleased to announce the latest member of the UKAPU committee, Leigh Batson.

UKAPU Annual General Meeting 2018

UKAPU members can take note of the upcoming UKAPU Annual General Meeting next month... "The UKAPU AGM is the perfect opportunity for UKAPU members to ask questions, to make a suggestion or put forward an idea to the committee and to help steer the direction of UKAPU and Airsoft in the UK. Or maybe you just want a day out skirmishing! Either way, if you are a member, you are most welcome to join us!

David Weston As New UKAPU Chairman

An update from the United Kingdom Airsoft Players Union (UKAPU) following the resignation of founder and chairman Matt Furey-King, who is now running for Parliament as the Green Party candidate to represent the Kingswood constituency. UKAPU Vice-Chairman, David Weston has assumed the position vacated by Furey-King.

Airsoft Nation: Policing & Crime Act 2017

Airsoft Nation got this video on Facebook with UKAPU Chairman, Matt Furey-King to talk about the Policing and Crime Act 2017 and how this affects airsoft in the United Kingdom... "Share this post, Support UKAPU and please take action! Police and Crime Act is enforced from the 2nd May! Anyone with an automatic airsoft gun that shoots over 1.3J is now classified as having a SECTION 5 FIREARM which has a 5 YEAR Prison Sentence.

Claymore Airsoft TV: UKAPU CQB Game

Claymore Airsoft TV posts the CQB Game part of the UKAPU AGM that took place last month at StrikeForce CQB in Gloucester... "At the end of November UK Airsoft Players Union held it's Annual General Meeting. For fun we rented out Strikeforce CQB arena and had a brilliant members only game, then held the AGM afterwards in the safe zone.

Make Mark Rasmussen "Player of the Year"

The UKAPU have a campaign going to have the late Mark Rasmussen, the CEO and Founder of Airsoft Denmark, as the "Player of the Year" at the 7th Airsoft Players Choice Awards. It is actually called "Special Airsoft Player Award" but it is the same thing... "Many of you will have heard that Mark suddenly passed away a few weeks ago. He was a hard driving community leader, nice guy and superb player.

UKAPU 2016 AGM & Members Game

For the members of the United Kingdon Airsoft Players' Union (UKAPU), it's that time again to get together, discuss matters related to airsoft in the UK and have fun playing with the UKAPU 2016 AGM & Members Game on the 19th of November... "Yearly UKAPU members meet at Strikeforce CQB in Gloucester. Site opens at 9am for a 10am start.

Lord Shrewsbury Withdraws Amendment

A very positive development in the campaign for the Airsoft Exception in the Police & Crime Bill (PCB). Things have moved fast ever since the UKAPU, ATB, and the UKARA stepped up in their opposition to the proposed amendment removing the Airsoft Exception in the Police & Crime Bill that was tabled by the Lord Shrewsbury in the House of Lords.

Policing & Crime Bill Update From UKAPU

For UK-based airsoft players and businesses, an update from the United Kingdom Airsoft Players' Union (UKAPU) on a potential setback for airsoft in the Policing and Crime Bill. An amendment has been tabled to do away with the airsoft exception. Matthew Furey-King writes on the UKAPU Facebook page and we have copied it for everyone to read below:

Update On The EU Firearms Directive Vote

The UKAPU send in a last minute update on the EU Firearms Directive vote with some positive news for the European airsoft community as amendments have been introduced removing airsoft from being classified as firearms. They suggest airsoft players contact their MEPs to give encouragement to vote in favour of the amendments. Full statement below: