A BAC coach with a student firing a shotgun
A BAC coach with a student firing a shotgun

Nominate the BASC shotgun coach of the year

The award was created to recognise the great work of the BASC Accredited Shotgun Coaches and the winning coach will be presented with a perpetual shield during a ceremony later in the year.

Nominations for the award can be made by anyone.

Coaches can be nominated for any of the following reasons:

  • Special contribution
  • Development of a shooter (young shot)
  • Volunteering services
  • Long-standing service
  • Best newcomer

Please make your nomination below by 15 June 2024.

Antony Brown BASC Coach of the Year 2023

Congratulations to Anthony Brown who won in 2023. See all of our previous winners below.

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Part A - Details of nominee

Name of shotgun coach*


Part B - Your details

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Previous winners

2022 BASC shotgun coach of the year Tom Friar

Usually found teaching at the Kent and Sussex Shooting School and West Kent Shooting School, Tom Friar has been volunteering with BASC for eight years.

Over the last eight years Tom has joined BASC at county fairs, Sustainable Ammunition days, Young Shots days and agricultural college education events. Tom received many detailed nominations from members of the public and staff. Well done Tom!

Coach of the year: Lawrie

2019 BASC shotgun coach of the year Lawrie Stewart

In his fourth year as a BASC shotgun coach, Lawrie Stewart overcame strong competition to win BASC’s Shotgun Coach of the Year award at this year’s Midland Game Fair.

Lawrie’s tireless volunteering for BASC at coaching lines, Young Shots days, live quarry days and ladies’ days has seen him educate thousands of willing and eager participants.

Coach of the year: Mark

2018 BASC shotgun coach of the year Mark Baxter

Mark qualified just under a year ago and has very quickly become a regular, coaching at many Young Shots events, Ladies Days and coaching lines, having currently undertaken 12 events for his region, travelling all over this region to do so.

His background in game shooting and loading provides great credibility particularly on game oriented events. He is a pleasure to work with, always willing to help and offer advice.

Coach of the year: Kelvin

2017 BASC shotgun coach of the year Kelvin Pettitt

Kelvin has been a valuable volunteer for BASC for many, many years but specifically as a coach for more than 20 years. He coached at numerous events around the country every year.

Kelvin was passionate about shooting shotguns and wass keen to pass on his knowledge to as many people as possible.