School Announces Series of Shooting Masterclasses

The Shooting Academy is pleased to announce the first in a series of masterclasses for all ages from 9 to 18. This is an opportunity for novices and experienced shooters alike to gain valuable instruction from the team of shooting coaches in Air Rifle and .22 Rifle disciplines.

The Academy has completed a very successful year with pupils gaining recognition at national level and many successes at open shoots around the Country. The team of coaches, headed by Tom Rylands, have considerable experience in several disciplines at international level. Tom was recently part of the victorious Great Britain team that retained the World Long Range Championships in Australia.

On January 28th, the Schools Shooting Academy invites families, as part of the annual Academy Day, to visit and for children interested in Target Shooting to take part in the Masterclass. Tom Rylands explained, The coaching will be tailored to the individual and newcomers are very welcome. Rifle shooting is a sport open to boys and girls and is one of few sports where all compete on the same basis.

For children who have always wanted to have a go, this is the perfect occasion. There is no cost involved, the Shooting Academy has everything available to get them started, just bring them along. If they have some previous experience, the coaches will be very pleased to work on specific aspects of shooting discipline to help develop their skills.

Ian Williams, Director of Sport added, Like all the Ellesmere College Academies, the Shooting Academy provides an opportunity for aspiring young elite athletes to train and develop their abilities towards gaining representative honours and ultimately a potential Olympic place. The College has a strong tradition in target shooting with alumni going on to represent their country and compete on the world stage in the Commonwealth Games.

The Academy Day takes place on Saturday 28th January 2012 between 10.30am and 2.30pm. Families who are interested to learn more about the sporting programme that aims to produce international standard individuals in Cricket, Rugby, Shooting, Swimming and Tennis, are encouraged to attend. There will be the opportunity to meet the coaches involved, understand the philosophy and look at the opportunities to be gained from the scholarship programme at Ellesmere College. To reserve a place at the event and the Shooting Masterclass, click here. Dates for future Shooting Masterclasses will also appear on the Schools website during 2012.

13th January 2012  Back to News