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Meet the Team – BASC Wales

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Steven Griffiths Country Director – Wales

Steve was born in the Wrexham area and bought up on the family farm. He was first introduced to shooting at the age of ten, as part of the Sir Watkins William Wynn Hunt in the pony club tetrathlon team.

After leaving Llysfasi Agriculture college, he helped on the family farm before working for 17 years for the National Trust in estate and countryside management – spending many a morning  and evening conducting vermin control.

For the last five years Steve has been working for the Deer Initiative, in various roles including Project Manager and Deer Liaison Officer Wales, where he organised running the Best Practice events and engaging landowners in landscape deer management.

Steve is passionate about Wales and the role shooting has in conservation and the economy of Wales.

Address BASC Marford Mill Rossett Wrexham LL120HL
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Meurig Rees Country Officer – BASC Wales

Meurig Rees is the BASC Wales Country Officer.

A fluent Welsh speaker, Meurig was born and raised in Ceredigion, West Wales. From a farming background dating back to his grandparents, through to his late father who was a farm manager for a local estate and today with family still farming in the area, Meurig really has his roots firmly in the rural community.

After leaving Cardigan Secondary School, Meurig spent 11 years as a bricklayer and stonemason until he joined the MOD Fire Service. This provided an opportunity to spend time at many of the MOD establishments within Wales, England and Scotland and he remained within the MOD until joining BASC in April 2005.

Meurig has been involved in all aspects of shooting sports for over 35 years. He is currently a member of a local duck and pheasant syndicate and is an experienced clay target shooter, gaining numerous County and International honours and has served as an executive committee Member of the Welsh Clay Target Shooting Association and was the WCTSA county coordinator for Dyfed. As a member of the county team Meurig helped Dyfed to be the Welsh inter-county champions on many occasions. He was also team manager to the Welsh International Team for a number of years.
Having owned and trained spaniels most of his life, Meurig has just trained his first Labrador. Ceri has already been a great attraction at various BASC events in Wales during 2008 as part of the gundog display team and she has just finished her first season picking up at a number of local shoots.

Meurig’s real passion is providing a valuable fox control service to farmers in West Wales, with a rifle during both day and night time hours, and has accounted for thousands of foxes over the last 25 years.

Address BASC PO Box 55 Llandysul SA38 9WY
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Derek Williams Country Officer BASC Wales

I have been mainly involved in forestry/arboriculture work wise self employed. I joined Gwynedd Council as a Tree Nursery Officer growing native trees from seed. Working along side numerous conservation bodies during this period; National Trust, Snowdonia National Park, Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission, Local Government Biodiversity Dept, Volunteer groups and so on. My interests are shooting sports. I am a Game shooting syndicate member and Wildfowling club member. I also enjoy Deer Stalking.

Address BASC Marford Mill Rossett Wrexham LL120HL

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