Organisers of the second ever Femme Fatales day at Sporting Targets have reported another great turn-out – confirming, they say, that women’s interest in the sport is growing.
The Femme Fatales describe themselves as a ‘nationwide group of hard working ladies with a shared passion for clay shooting… women that have a love for fashion, partying, high heels and lipstick, but also like the smell of gun oil and aren’t afraid to get their boots muddy.”
The day’s programme included a morning of getting to know one another, learning the basics, before participants were put into groups of shooting ability and sent out on to the ground for a couple of hours practice.
After lunch attendees headed back out for a 25 bird competition to put what they had learnt in the morning to the test.
Becky from the Sporting Targets team hosting the group, said: “We were thrilled with the number of like minded ladies of all shooting abilities that turned up and gave it their all. We had a large number of novice shooters join us and it was lovely to watch their confidence and ability grow as the day went on.
“We always like to encourage new people to the sport and prove that guns aren’t just for men and that is exactly what happened.”
Jess Pattinson won first prize in the 25 bird completion with 22/25 as an experienced shooter. Second prize went to Natalie Thompson with 17/25.
First prize in the novices 25 bird competition went to Lauren Gillett who scored 15/25. Jody Kaye picked up second prize with her score of 14/25.
After the 25 bird competition it was down to the grouse butts for a flurry. The winning team walked away with an official Femme Fatales head band and a bottle of Prosecco each. After a close call the winners were announced as Caroline Marshall, Natalie Thompson, Sharon Convery and Claire Davis.
Edgar Brothers, importers of Hatsan shot guns, donated a Hatsan Muddy Girl Semi Automatic Shotgun as a free-to-enter raffle prize, won by Natalie Thompson, whose name was pulled out of the hat by World F.I.T.A.S.C champion 2014 Edward Solomons.
They also ran a selfie competition throughout the day, under the title: ‘the most imaginative pose with a Sporting Targets logo.’ The winner Annwen Joffe walked away with a Jack Pyke matching gun slip and cartridge bag, in recognition of her imaginative Sporting Targets tower pose.
For more information, visit: http://www.femmes-fatales.co.uk/