Peter Wilson, the Olympic gold winner of the men’s double trap in clay shooting has been awarded honorary life membership to the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
Peter has significantly helped to raise the profile of shooting as a result of his Olympic success and emphasised the importance of young people taking up the sport. In recognition of his victory, he was presented with his life membership by BASC chairman Martyn Howat, at the CLA Game Fair on the 20th July 2013 at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire.
Peter was very surprised to have been given life membership, he said: “It was incredible, thanks to everybody at BASC; it was totally unexpected and very much appreciated. BASC have done a fantastic job for shooting and conservation and I hope to help promote shooting to the wider public for as long as possible.”
BASC chief executive Richard Ali said: “I would like to congratulate Peter on his honorary life membership to BASC. His success in the 2012 Olympics has inspired many more people to take up shooting; I hope individuals will be motivated by Peter’s remarkable achievement and that it will encourage them to be ambitious within their own shooting and conservation work.”