26 February 2018
Zara Dunford, BSc (Hons) Rural Enterprise and Land Management (REALM) student, has recently travelled to Cyprus for a week of warm weather training in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Trap Clay shooting season.
Zara, 20, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire said: “Travelling to Cyprus was a great experience.
“I went with a few members of Team GB to train and we also took part in the Grand Prix competition as it coincided with our trip.
“It was great preparation for my first year shooting as a senior lady, in the Olympic Trap, which I’ve just moved up to.
“This is the first season that the new format will be applied to the ladies competition; changing from the usual three rounds of 25 clays, to five rounds of 25 clays. It also means that the ladies competition will be the same as the male competition.
“My next training week will be in March and will take place in Portugal. I’ll also have further training based in the UK with the Great Britain Talent Pathway.”