After our first foray into the IAPS Clay Pigeon Shooting competition last year, Vinehall has taken the sport to heart and we have seen interest in the sport grow. This year’s IAPS competition was held at the fantastic West London Shooting School, where 22 schools and 194 entrants competing in 3 different age groups, U11, U12 & U13.

 

At the end of the 5 stands the U11 scores were, Sam H 24, Freddie L 20, George S 18 and James W 13. In the U13 competition Taw A had had a good run and finished strongly with a final score 37.

 

Finally, the scores were in. Sam H took individual silver in the U11 competition by a single clay and the boys’ impressive shooting saw them pick up team bronze medal. In the U13’s Taw finished in the top 25 with the overall winner of the competition shooting a magnificent 48 out of 50, which shows the strength in the field.

 

Although, it was fantastic to collect medals and to be recognised amongst a strong field, the accolade of the day came from one of the lead instructors on the U11 stands, who complimented the Vinehall boys, saying they had some of the best gun handling, etiquette and safety he had seen all day. A wonderful comment and something the boys should be incredibly proud of.