International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic women we have within the shooting sport. We caught up with one of them, shooting champ and top coach Anita North to chat all things ladies shooting. Anita says,
Shooting means so very much to me. It has given me the opportunity to test myself. I have competed all over the world, it has brought me fabulously glorious times, and equally testing times. But the thing that stands out is the friendships it has brought to me. From competing to coaching I have met an incredible number of amazing people. Shooting has shown me how the sport brings people together. I am so thankful for that.
The growth of women’s movement in shooting: The power of the collective! Shooting sports have always had women active and achieving great things. However, I have witnessed the concerted effort from the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club, and subsequently other women’s groups, focused on bringing women together, embracing and harnessing the power of women as a collective, supportive group. I have found myself invigorated and inspired by the diversity of women showing such collective support.
Anita is living proof of the success ladies can have within the competitive shooting world, we encourage all those who want to follow in her foot steps to give it a go.