Region: Yorkshire, Northern region
BASC membership: 36 + years
Proposed by: O Greaves
Seconded by: M Roberts
I am standing for election to council as a member who has already given over more than 36 years’ service to BASC. Having previously served as a member of council for a period of 15 years, I have sat on several of its advisory committees and helped the association through some bad times as well as good. My own company provides firearms training for some very large organisations and sporting agencies so that they meet the lawful requirements. I am a qualified shotgun coach, mentor, assessor and internal verifier.
I also provide BASC with assistance on the coaching lines at many game and country fairs.
The sole purpose of the company that I run is to ensure safe and responsible shooting.
I am fully aware of the time and commitment that BASC council demands and the need to go the extra mile as and when required. I’m sure that most of you realise it’s a demanding appointment and one that I am prepared to meet if elected again this year.
The threats to our sport on multiple fronts will never go away as long as we have ill-informed MPs, television presenters and journalists that provide the bandwagon for the anti-shooting brigade to jump on. We, as members, still need to do all we can legally and legitimately to fight these individuals who seek to get game shooting banned. It would affect many livelihoods that help the UK economy to the tune of £2 billion pounds each year.
I would love to help BASC continue to fight the ongoing threats to the sport we dearly love and being pro-active in this area is something that BASC does very well.
BASC is committed to safeguarding shooting for future generations to come and to be able to continue being part of that mission is a passion that I’ve held for a long time. I’ve been fortunate to have achieved that in the past and would love to do so again. I have extensive experience of decision making and producing reports for various committees, both in and outside of BASC.
For someone who spends each day of my life involved with shooting, you’d think I should maybe take a break from it, so how do I chill out? Quite simply really – I shoot game as a member of a syndicate or attend many clay shooting grounds throughout the UK.
I seem to have been married to BASC for a long time. I just want to make it official again! I have an extensive knowledge and working experience in the shooting industry that I can bring to the table as a member of BASC’s council. Hopefully, with your help, I will be able to do that.
THE ELECTION IS NOW CLOSED
The election results are due to be announced at the BASC AGM on 11 July 2020.