Posted 4 March 2011
The Harper Adams Clay Shooting Club has been crowned the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for 2011, adding to a host of recent sporting successes.
Around 40 students travelled to the West Midlands Shooting Ground at Hodnet to compete against other universities, including the Royal Agricultural College, St Andrews, Oxford and Cambridge.
Those with the highest scores out of 100 clays proceeded to compete in the final, with both the Mens and Ladies teams claiming victory.
Mens team captain, James Wadland, 20, said: “Although it was a very tricky layout, everyone shot really well with the club’s highest score coming from Harper Mens High Gun, Tom Jackson, 87/100.
“Out of our top four, two of those were freshers – James Brown and James McManus so that shows the quality that we consistently have coming through the club.”
Ladies captain, Zara Whitfield, achieved the second highest ladies score out of all competitors, 70/100, and was crowned Harper Ladies High Gun.
22-year-old Alex Rooney is club chairman, he said: “This really sets a precedent for the club and proves that we are capable of being champions.
“We visit the shooting ground every Wednesday to practice and we welcome any new members, so come and give it a go.”