Seaford College clay shooters enjoy a busy weekend

Seaford College team at Bedford Sporting Targets British Schools & Young Shots Championship (April 2016) (James Hannington, Ollie Sommers, Douglas Hayter, Sam Keywood & Monty Dix)It was a very busy weekend for the dedicated Seaford College clay shooters. On Saturday we took a team of six senior pupils and a team of three Prep School pupils to the British Schools & Young Shots Championships, which this year was held at the Sporting Targets complex in Bedfordshire. The course for the seniors consisted of 50 targets and was set to a hard standard. The highest individual score was 42/50 and the winning team total was 225/300.

The senior Seaford team (pictured) scored 168/300 and consisted of James Hannington, Douglas Hayter, Monty Dix, Ollie Somers, Sam Keywood and Cameron Emslie. The Prep School team’s shoot took place over a different course of 32 targets. The highest individual score was 30/32 and the best team total was 80/96. Seaford’s Prep School team was made up of Nick Easton, Elliott Emslie and Sam Brown, and scored a total of 54/96. Although we didn’t come away with any silverware, the pupils had a great day out.

On Sunday, we took a team to shoot a friendly match against the adults of Goodwood shooting club. It was a 50-bird sporting layout over five stands. The Seaford pupils shot well, but their total of 175/300 fell short of the Goodwood team’s 199/300. We would like to thank Goodwood for hosting this match and look forward to the return match at Seaford later on in the year.

“We’re always happy to hold matches against other schools or gun clubs,” said Seaford shooting instructor Tony Bracci. “Anyone else at Seaford who wants to try out for the team is always welcome to come up and see us at the College’s range on a Saturday morning.”

Any inquiries should be directed to Tony Bracci (07802 935476/tonybraccishooting@gmail.com).

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