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Qualifying as a clay shooting coach w/ James Simon

Want to make a difference? Give something back? Bask in the warm glow of shared glory? Then qualifying as a clay shooting coach could be an ideal career choice says James Simon Very often our boundless enthusiasm for our sport

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Road to the Classic 2021: Getting your shotgun licence

As we gear up for the 2021 Clay Shooting Classic, we’re exploring how you can set off on your journey from amateur to the Classic. This time, James Marchington explains how to get your shotgun licence Last month we looked

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Best cartridges for Trap and Sporting – Steve Scott’s picks

Olympian Steve Scott recommends his pick of best cartridges for Trap and Sporting. Steve Scott is one of our most successful Trap shots. A Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze medallist and Beijing 2008 Olympian, Steve is also a two-time European Double

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Young Shots Day training with Ben Hustwaite

Recently, a lucky group of under-18s got a free coaching session and more with Ben Husthwaite at Kibworth. James Marchington reports It’s often said we need to encourage more young people into clay shooting, and help them progress, but few people

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The importance of movement in shooting with Dr Matt Zanis

Rhys Plum learns about the importance of movement in shooting from Dr Matt Zanis In previous articles I have dived deep into different aspects of shooting and how the experts suggest we can improve our performance. Speaking with some of the

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The brain game

Shooting clays is a mind game, so how do we train our brains for success? James Simon gets his head around three different methods. I’ll be fine as long as I don’t get called to shoot just before Jason. If I

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Clay Shooting Magazine 155 is out NOW

Christmas is coming! This year things will be rather different from usual, but it’s still Christmas! I’m sure like me you’ll be spending as much time as possible with family and friends, even if it’s via Zoom and Facetime. Hopefully

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Olympic Trap shooter Ellie Seward interview

OT star Ellie Seward with Jasper Fellows on how shooting takes her around the world. Where were you at 22? I was selling TV’s, desperately trying to scrape together enough commission to cover the weekend’s cartridges while dreaming of travelling

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Jason Simon reports from Owls Lodge

A deceptively tricky 100 Sporting course at Owls Lodge left some shooters scratching their heads, James Simon reports Step out of the clubhouse at Richard and Tanya Faulds’ Owls Lodge Shooting School onto the green, immaculately manicured grounds and you’ll

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Nutrition plans for clay shooters

Eat better, shoot better. Whatever our level of shooting, we all need the right fuel to compete at our best, says James Simon Take a look at most Olympic sports and, even at a local club level, you’ll find a

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