An Essex teenager proved he was top Young Shot at a clay shooting competition.
Jack Greenleaf, from Weeley Heath, came out top at a Young Shots’ clay shoot run by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). He the won the perpetual trophy for overall highest score after being crowned High Gun in the 14 – 17-years-old category, with a score of 48 out of a possible 50. Jack also won the Parent and Young Shot category along with his father Laurence, after the pair scored 93 out of a possible 100.
The clay shoot was held at Mid Norfolk Shooting School on April 13.
Prizes were presented by Henry Alston – chairman of the Norfolk Branch of the GWCT. Springer Cottage Gunslips donated a leather gunslip to the overall winner
and artist Richard Robjent gave a print of ‘Father’s Advice to his Son’ to Jack and Laurence for winning the Parent and Young Shot Category.
Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Smith from Halstead in Essex was runner up in the 14-17-years-old category. Other winners included 10-year-old Michael Keith, from Hoe in Norfolk, who was the winner of the Under 14s .410 category; 12-year-old Brady Foreman, from Walsingham, Norfolk, who was the winner of the Under 14s 28 bore category; 13-year-old Charles Ablitt, from Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, who won the Under 14s 20 bore category and 13-year-old Buster Dagless, from Thetford in Norfolk, who won the Under 14s 12 bore competition.
Paddy Bartram, 17, from East Tuddenham, Norfolk, won the side by side category and 12-year-old Chloe Pearce, from Woodbridge in Suffolk, was crowned Lady High Gun.
Paddy Bartram also scooped third place in the 14 – 17-years-old category, with Nicholas Smith, 16, from Halstead in Essex as runner up.