The British Biathlon Union (BBU) was formed in 1996 to act as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the Olympic winter sport of Biathlon in Great Britain (GBR).


We are a not-for-profit membership based organisation, funded almost entirely by sponsors, the IBU, the Army Winter Sports Association and the athletes.

Our primary purpose is to get our athletes to the Olympic Winter Games. We strive to help the sport of Biathlon grow and have positive recognition in Great Britain; inspiring enjoyment, health and community to its participants, families and supporters.

The BBU is a full member of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), the British Olympic Association (BOA), National Olympic Committee (NOC), and UK Sport.


We train and select male and female athletes to represent GBR at Olympic, World and IBU Cup events and World Championships. We also select, and usually support, athletes to compete in Youth / Junior World Champs; Youth/European Youth Olympic Winter Games.

Nearly all biathletes in Great Britain are serving members of the Armed Forces, and British Biathlon is hugely grateful to the long term partnership with the army. The British National Championships take place in Ruhpolding, Germany, in January, where most of the National Squad also train.


The BBU is run on a voluntary basis by the BBU Board, a part time paid Secretary General, and a number of co-opted willing volunteers.
You can influence the running of the BBU by becoming a full Voting Member. This entitles you to attend the Annual General Meeting (and any other General Meetings) either in person or by proxy, voice your opinion and vote on resolutions. You also need to be a Member if you wish to put yourself forward for election to the Board (see here for more information).


Become a Member

Membership of the BBU costs £15.00 Annually (or EUR 15.00 for those who compete at the British Championships, who automatically become members as their race entry fees cover Membership).

Apply for Membership TODAY!    Form (as PDF)      (as Word)


Another way that you can support us is by participating in the Lottery.

The BBU is delighted to welcome new Members and values you joining the British "Biathlon Family".