Three Ellesmere College pupils represented the Great Britain School's Shooting Team and recorded personal bests at the recent Landsstaevne 2013 sports festival in Denmark. The DGI Landsstaevne is a sports festival that allows participants to customise their own programme, choosing activities from traditional ball sports and fitness workshops to dance, martial arts and shooting, and outdoor adventure sports such as kayaking, mountain biking and climbing. The annual show and national athletics festival attracted over 20,000 competitors who competed in 22 disciplines.
Katy Leeming, Richard Lay and James Slater lined up alongside some of the best shooters from all over the world. The Great Britain Schools team, made up of eight shooters from across the country, competed in the individual and team men's and women's junior 50m Rifle Prone. The team managed to secure a second place finish in the overall team competition, narrowly loosing out to the host nation Denmark by 6 points. Katy Leeming said "The experience of shooting for the Great Britain Schools Team in Denmark was amazing, because I got to compete alongside World Champions, which really inspired me. The whole event was something that I will never forget and it was disappointing not to finish in top spot".
Shooting Academy Coach, Tom Rylands, said "The standard, as usual, was very high indeed, being an international competition, and all the team members have gained invaluable experience from competing against the best juniors from around the world. It's great to see three Ellesmere pupils competing with the world's elite and to finish where they did was a great achievement".
11th September 2013 Back to News