Academy Day offers Preview of Target Shooting Academy

Our team of enthusiastic shooting coaches are currently preparing for and looking forward to the September 2010 launch of the first Academy in the UK focussed on marksmanship skills. Families with children interested in target shooting are invited to join the coaches at the Schools Academy Day on Saturday 30th January. 

The Target Shooting Academy will provide opportunities for young people to develop their abilities in a number of Olympic and Commonwealth games events including Archery, Air Rifle and Pistol Shooting, Small-bore and Full-BoreRifle as well as Clay Target disciplines. The current excellent facilities at the School, including both an indoor and outdoor shooting range, are being further developed to provide for the multi-events of Modern Pentathlon and Tetrathlon.

The School has a long established tradition of producing international level shooters and currently has several pupils in the Wales and Great Britain Junior Squads, as well as former pupils who are currently preparing for the Olympic Games. The Academy will aim to encourage marksmanship at all ages and provide talented pupils with the training and support necessary to help them achieve at the highest levels.

Coaching input for shooting has always been at the highest level at the School with  current GB and England Team Shooter Tom Rylands and former Internationals Jim Quinlan and David Gregory making up the trio of coaches. Archery coaching is provided by mathematics teacher Rob Heaton, a Team GB Archery Leader. The Academy will set out to provide an unrivalled facility with individual coaching across all disciplines, making use of a whole range of excellent fitness and sporting provision within the School grounds.

Tom Rylands commented, The aim of the Ellesmere College Target Shooting Academy is to develop the next generation of international marksmen and women and produce future Olympic and Commonwealth Games competitors.

For further information about the Ellesmere College Academy Day, click here.

16th January 2010  Back to News