Former World and British Champion Mark Marshall has joined the team at Ian Coley Sporting as chief instructor and shooting school manager.
Well known for setting top-class sporting layouts such as the World Sporting and Beretta World Championships, Mark is intending to add more targets to the already impressive course at the Premier Plus ground.
Mark will also be specialising in clay and game shooting tuition, gun fitting and general business development for the shooting school.
Ian Coley MBE commented: “We’re very excited to have Mark join the team. His expertise in coaching at some of the top shooting schools in the UK and overseas will be a great asset. I’d like to thank departing Chief Instructor Shaun Porter for his hard work in making the ground what it is today.”
In other news, the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been extended by a month to include a European Olympic Qualification Tournament in May 2020.
Qualification had already been extended once previously to 30 April 2020 to include the Test Event in Tokyo – otherwise the last opportunity to win a quota place in a shotgun event would have been almost a entire year before the Games.
Now the IOC has given its approval to a request from the European Shooting Confederation to extend it once again to 31 May 2020.
A total of 360 quota places will be distributed to shooters from all over the world to participate in the 2020 Olympic Games, which will take place in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020.
Athletes will compete in 15 different shooting sport events, including six men’s events, six women’s, and three mixed team events.