As part of the Ellesmere College Shooting Academy, a group of 6
pupils recently had the opportunity to travel to Dortmund, Germany to
participate in an international shooting competition alongside Olympic
hopefuls and World Champions from all over Europe as well as The United
States and other countries.
The opportunity to participate in the International Match in
Dortmund was at the invitation of the British Schoolsteam, supported by
Eley Ltd and run by Charles Lee, a former Ellesmere Shooting Coach, who
takes teams, selected from across the UK, on tour to compete on an
international level. Tom Rylands added, ‘This was an incredible
opportunity to experience truly top flight competition and to find out
what is needed to make it at the highest competitive levels.
Following this trip, College Shooters won 9 trophies at the
Appleton Easter Shoot against open competition of all ages. Tom
Rylands, Academy Coach, explained, “Shooting at Ellesmere College has
attracted considerable success recently. There is a huge pool of talent
in the school which is now showing itself in major competitions. At
Appleton, there were 3 1st places, two 2nd places and four 3rd places,
and some excellent shooting from new shooters competing outdoors for the
The 6 Senior School members of the Ellesmere College Shooting
Academy were, Upper Sixth Form students Ryan Williams and Samantha
Williams, James Slater in Year 11, George Crow and Richard Lay in Year
10 and Year 9 pupil, Katy Leeming.
20th September 2012 Back to News