In the run up to International Women’s Day BASC Ladies caught up with co-founder of Femmes Fatales and Ladies Shooting champion Lydia Abdelaoui to find out a little more about the clubs shooting journey. Lydia says,
“Femmes Fatales was created simply as a network to bring together women who shoot, and to encourage more to try the sport. The amount of support and encouragement we’ve received from everyone in the sport has really spurred us on and helped to make it what it is today. We have met so many inspirational people since the Femmes Fatales journey began, and we intend to continue to do out best to get our sport out there, big up those that are achieving great results, and generally just spread the word about how much fun shooting is.
I think it’s also important to mention how much encouragement we’ve had from the gentlemen in shooting too. Many of our members have told us that although they were initially put off by the ‘male dominated’ misconception of the sport, and loved the idea of events just for women, they’ve gone on to find their feet and move on to shooting outside of the ‘women only’ shoots. That’s something that we’ve always been very keen to encourage. We’re happy for people to use Femmes Fatales as a ‘stepping stone’ towards entering the wider world of all that the sport has to offer!”
If you are interested in becoming a “Shewolf” check out the Femmes Fatales website for the latest events near you, it’s completely free! http://www.femmes-fatales.co.uk/