English Champion Coaches St Mary’s Shooting Club

A former English world champion clay pigeon shooter has coached sixteen members of the St Mary’s shooting club over the weekend.

Ritchie Christopher from the club invited Carl Bloxom down from Gloucester.

He says Carl accepted the challenge because the islands “intrigued him.”

Although some people are away for the half-term break, the turnout was good despite the weather conditions at Giant’s Castle.

Ritchie says the club is experiencing a resurgence of interest with a number of new members and he’s pleased that the sport is growing as we head into an Olympic year.

Carl told members that it is one of the most difficult sports to master.

The club welcomes experienced visitors but Ritchie says they don’t advertise that widely because they’re limited in the numbers of people they can work with.