College Shooting Goes from Strength to Strength

On its third visit to the annual Schools' Meeting at Bisley this summer, the College team finished in fifth place in the prestigious Ashburton Shield competition, a massive leap forward by any standards, especially as we have now managed three 'top 12' finishes in a row, moving up from 9th and then 11th in previous years.

The team comprised of James Slater (Captain), George Crow, Richard Lay, Jacob Roberts, Ben Williamson, James Evans, Will Evans and Katy Leeming with Tom Gereke as Reserve. Ben Williamson, coached by Richard Lay, posted the highest score in the whole competition in which over 550 competitors took part, wiinning the Fox Quaich Trophy.

Shannon Davies and Kate Williamson, Coached by Tom Rylands, Academy Coach, won the Cadet Pair Competition Shield for Cadets under the age of 16 - this again is a significant achievement as they won by a clear margin and are both only 14! The team also won the Marches Trophy and the Elers cup which are two regimental trophies competed for by all Schools from Wales, Shropshire Hereford and West Midlands.

In the British Schools league, 6 pupils achieved a maximum score of 100 during the competition and received BSSRA HPS 100 badges: Richard Lay, Shannon Davies, James Evans, Kate Williamson, Sunetra Chatterjee, Wil Morgan. Finally, of particular note, Katy Leeming was selected to represent England in the Schools International Match and is awarded a special embroidered badge. The Shooting Academy has continued to improve its standard of competition with several members achieving representational honours at British Schools and Junior National level during the past year. Well done to all our shooters and their dedicated coaches.

22nd October 2014  Back to News