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Meet the Team – Training and Education

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Dr Peter Marshall Head of Training and Education

Joining the BASC team in 2004 with a degree in Zoology and a PhD in Population biology, at Leicester University and Dundee University respectively, Peter initially worked in the Research Department before taking on the role of Director of Shooting Standards in 2007.

He is now responsible for setting the standards within shooting sports, training, coaching, education and introducing young people to shooting through BASC’s young shots programme. He has a great love of most forms of shooting, acquired whilst growing up in the Cambridgeshire fens, although he is particularly interested in wildfowling, rough shooting and fishing.



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David Boden Training and Education Officer

David has joined BASC after working in the Police Force for over 8 years.
David is a newly qualified BASC accredited shotgun coach and has been shooting for over 12 years. He is extremely passionate about clay pigeon shooting, game shooting and gundogs and is looking forwards to working in the Training and Education Department and introducing more newcomers into the sport.
His role will be to engage with Scouts, Guides and newcomers to the sport through existing initiatives, such as the Scouts Jamborees and the use of the ST-2 Simulator. He will be working closely with colleagues in the Training and Education Team, BASC Heads of Departments, Regional Teams, external providers and stakeholders to deliver these events, as well as keep the Codes of Practise up to date and relevant. The role will also support the delivery of the BASC Shotgun Coaching Programme.



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Richard Fussell

Based in Pembrokeshire

Contact: 07500 609161

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach, BASC Safe Shot, BASC Shotgun Safety Officer, BASC Airgun Assessor, Firearms Awareness Rifle Trainer.

Accredited Witness for DSC2 and Deer Assessor.

Great Britain Junior Champion at Olympic Trap clay pigeon shooting 1978 & 1979

Welsh Olympic skeet (clay pigeon shooting) team member 1998-2009

Richard has 40 years shooting experience. His expertise covers Clay, Game, Deer Stalking and Coaching. His skills are derived from a variety of shooting activities, ranging from having been British Junior Clay Champion in the early years to organising game shooting and working for BASC to date.

Having spent 18+ years in teaching, Richard is excellent at communicating academic information and technique to individuals requiring coaching, this includes identifying traits or habits that may need honing. Novice or Experienced clients are equally provided for.


Address West Wales
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Nick Lane Senior Training & Development Quality Assurance Officer

After a successful 27 year career in the Army I joined BASC in 2005 as the Training Officer initially responsible for the Wild Game Meat Hygiene programme. As the Senior Training Development & Quality Assurance Officer, responsibilities now include the Deer Assessment Centre, delivery of various training programmes to members, development of curriculums and course material, evaluating training providers, supporting various aspects of the Training & Education dept. programme, and the development of Training Policy documents departmental and Association, along with training for the BASC commercial department.

A lifelong interest and passion in deer, rifle shooting and the training of deer and related subjects, along with a lifelong interest in air rifle shooting, game shooting and fly fishing, particularly wild brown trout river fishing. recently has become interested in wildlife photography, in particular deer and bird photography.



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Jane Hatton Training and Evaluation Officer

Jane’s primary responsibility is the BASC Shotgun Coach Award and our team of BASC Shotgun Coaches, organising training, assessment days, coaching lines and related events such as Safe Shot across the country. Jane is a qualified A1 assessor, trained in evaluation and she is also one of our few female BASC Accredited Shotgun Coaches.

Jane enjoys working her Large Munsterlander, shotgun shooting and shopping – not particularly in that order!



Sarah-Jane Hellingman Training & Education Administrator


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Jo Lavery Training & Education Co-ordinator


Jane Sherlock Training & Education Co-ordinator


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