Posted 16 February 2012
Joe Pask, Sophie Bacon, Charlie Barnes and George Putteril, all members of the Shooting Club committee
The Harper Adams University College shooting team achieved an outstanding victory when they took on four more university teams earlier this month.
About 30 Harper Adams students travelled to Park lodge shooting ground in East Yorkshire to attended the competition hosted by York University.
Both the ladies’ and the men’s teams went on to win their competitions, which saw each team member attempt to hit 100 various sporting clays over 10 stands. Those with the highest scores proceeded to compete in the final, with both Harper Adams teams claiming victory.
“The layout was challenging, with some of the stands incorporating the highest towers in the UK, however everyone shot to the best of their ability and we won the ladies’ and men’s high gun and team,” said Josie Nott, Harper Adams Shooting Club Social Secretary.
The men’s competition saw Harper Adams team members Stuart Hart and William Bostock take joint first place with a score of 71/100.
Amy Sharp took first place in the ladies’ competition with a score of 44/100.
“It was one of the more difficult layouts we’ve shot this year, and the Arctic conditions didn’t exactly help with my shooting!” added Men’s Captain Charlie Barnes.
The match in early February was against York, Nottingham, Newcastle and Edinburgh Universities.
The shooting team, which has attracted 90 new members at the start of the 2011/12 year, has three more competitions this academic year, and of course, they are aiming to win.