On Wednesday 11th March Seaford College entered The Schools Challenge at the Oxford Gun Company, competing against schools from across the country. The shoot was shot over eight stands of sporting clays for a total out of 50, and a maximum team score of 250.
The Seaford U15s performed very well, with the individual scores as follows: James Hannington 38, Henry Lunt 30, Cameron Elmslie 26, Ollie Somers 32 and Ben Cutler 35. They achieved an impressive team total of 160/250, which gave them a great second place in the competition. Overall winners of the category were the A Team from Helena Romanes School with a score of 174/250.
The Seaford Senior side scored as follows: Douglas Haytor 45, Joe Alexander 30, William Morris 28, Jack Hubard 39 and Robert Beaton 24. They scored a total of 165, and The Royal Agricultural University won the category with a total of 221/250.
Seaford was also represented by Erin Hart in the U15 category, and she scored 13/50, and by Izzi Hart, who also scored 13/50, in the Seniors category.
Tony Bracci, clay pigeon shooting coach, who runs training sessions on Saturday morning at Seaford’s own clay pigeon range nestled at the foot of the South Downs, said: ‘All students shot well and were a credit to the school with impeccable behaviour. Many thanks to all the parents and Ben Southall for their support, and especially Mr Lunt for driving the mini bus.’