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BASC Shotgun Coaches – Central

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Phil Ashley

Based in Staffordshire
Tel: 01543 426378 daytime
Mobile: 07811 122351


Address Staffordshire
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Keith Bate

Based in Cambridgeshire
M: 07825 278329

Keith is a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach,  BASC Safe Shot Assessor and regularly works on the coaching lines, Ladies’ Day, Young Shots’ days

With 45 years’ shooting experience and a BASC coach for over 12 years, Keith thoroughly enjoys helping people of all abilities to achieve their full capability. Not only will you learn to shoot to your ability but Keith strives to give you the one thing that eludes so many people – confidence. Shooting should be fun and enjoyable and Keith  is determined that all participants should share that joy.


Address Cambridgeshire
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Richard Carpenter

Based in Staffordshire
M: 07815 151007
Richard is a BASC Safe Shot Assessor and regularly works on the coaching lines, Ladies’ Day, Young Shots’ days and the Improve Your Shooting days. Richard is available for one to one private tuition, loading and game day mentoring or just for a general confidence-boosting chat.

With 27 years’ shooting experience Richard became a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and thoroughly enjoys helping people of all abilities to achieve their full capability. Not only will you learn to shoot to your ability but Richard strives to give you the one thing that eludes so many people – confidence. Shooting should be fun and enjoyable and Richard is determined that all participants should share that joy.


Address Staffordshire
Simon Clarke

Based in Ipswich

Contact: 07849 030441 or 01473 328819

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach, BASC Safe Shot, BASC Shotgun Safety Officer.

With over 40 years shooting experience. Simon takes great pleasure from seeing individuals develop their shooting ability and is available at a private venue near Ipswich with fully automatic traps and all equipment provided, with tuition and guidance in the field if required.



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David W Court

From his early days as a competitive Clay Shooter (he was Secretary of, and represented a major London based Public Sector Organisation), David has been passionate about developing and supporting both Clay and Game shooters. His first major milestone was becoming a CPSA Instructor in 1992.

His game shooting experience ranges from picking up (his Flatcoated Retriever is somewhat challenging), member of Game Shooting Syndicates, photographing shoots (David is a qualified Professional Photographer) and “Coaching on Peg”.

Accredited as a BASC Shotgun Coach David can often be found coaching at events throughout the country.

David has a love for coaching people new to shooting. He is able to offer private tuition on an ad-hoc or regular basis at Shooting Schools in either Hertfordshire or Essex.

Fully Insured, during the game shooting season David is willing to travel throughout the UK to provide support and “Coaching on Peg”.

David is a BASC Safe Shot Assessor and Member of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (APSI)

 


Address Essex/Hertfordshire
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Steve Crooks

Based on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border
M: 07977 559831
Based on our family farm a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach with many years experience of all types of game shooting.
Available for private, novice, at the peg, and clay shooting ground coaching.

Holds an APSI certificate of competence for loading on double-gunning days and is prepared for action.

Additional Contact Tel. 01332 668549


Address Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire
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Roy Cruse

Based in Warwickshire

I have been involved in country sports for more than 35 years I have experience of all forms of shooting including shotgun, centrefire rifle, rimfire rifle, airgun and pistol. I represented Bedfordshire as a trap shooter and on the CPSA regional committee. I was also the secretary of a clay pigeon club for 10 years.

I am currently a gamekeeper on a local shoot, picking up with my dogs on shoot days. I have been training gundogs for 30 years.

I am a keen pigeon shooter and game shot and I undertake all forms of vermin control with rifles.

 


Address Warwickshire
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Guy Field

Based in Derbyshire
T: 01335 330247
Proprietor of The Yeaveley Shooting School
http://www.yeaveley-estate.co.uk
BASC Shotgun Coach & Safe Shot Assessor
Fellow of APSI
APSI Qualified Gunfitter & Loader & Double Gunning
Shooting instruction available Mon – Sat by appointment
Tuition is also available in the field ‘on the peg’
Registered Firearms dealer – guns supplied.


Address Derbyshire
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Roger Fleetwood

Based in Shropshire

Tel: 01952 540000

Mobile: 07826 544565

Roger has been shooting for 10 years and coaching in another discipline for 30 years. He is a keen game shot and is a regular on local shoots working his Cocker Spaniels, beating and picking up. Roger is happy to help new or novice shooters have a safe and enjoyable experience and is available for coaching/loading in the field during the game season. Roger is also a BASC accredited Shotgun Safety Officer and a highly qualified and experienced Advanced Driver and coach.



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Trevor Forster

Based in Staffordshire
M: 07970 930405
BASC Shooting Coach since 1992 also Safe Shot Assessor also a Fellow of APSI.  Gun Fitting a speciality working in the shooting industry for over 25 years.
http://www.ushootclays.com


Address Staffordshire
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Clive Gibbons

Based in Worcestershire
M: 07802 931197
Based in Kidderminster

http://www.parkfarmshoot.co.uk
A BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach, Mentor and Safe Shot Assessor, with more than 35 years experience in all types of shooting.
Regular Coaching at BASC Young Shot Days, Ladies Days and Improve Your Shooting Days.
Regular Coach on the BASC Coaching line at Game Fairs and the CLA.
Member of the Guild of Shooting Instructors.
Experienced Clay and Game Shot.
Experienced Loader (Single and Double Gunning).
Tuition and help on the peg if required.
Freelance Shooting Instruction, being fully mobile with Automatic Clay Trap and full range of guns to suit the client, Novice or Experienced clients equally provided for, so why not let the shooting come to you.


Address Worcestershire
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Imran Gilani

Based in Middlesex M: 07946 437223

A BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and a CPSA Qualified Safety Officer as well as a BASC Shotgun Safety Officer.

Imran has coached at Game Fairs, Improve Your Shooting days as well as giving individual lessons. Imran is also a keen wildfowler, sporting shot and has experience in a variety of shooting on two continents.

A member of APSI.


Address Middlesex
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Paul Hancock

Based in the Midlands
M: 07747 154623
BASC Accredited Coach, quite familiar with the coaching lines at various fairs in all regions, and all weathers! DMQ1 DMQ2, Advanced course BDS.
Jelen Deer Services, Certificate of Achievement
Resident Instructor Cloudside shooting Ground.
Former Estate Warden and Gamekeeper at Lawton Hall.
Tuition on clay, fur or feather!
Game days/stalking arranged to fit your needs, experience and budget!


Address Staffordshire
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Peter Harris

Based in Shropshire
M: 07779 834042
E mail: harrispeter229@gmail.com


Address Shropshire
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Stella Harvey

Stella Harvey is based in South Derbyshire.

I have been involved in shooting and outdoor pursuits in England, Scotland and Wales for over 10 years.

I have regularly attended Game Fairs, coaching lines, Family Days, Young Shots’ days and Improve Your Shooting days.

I became a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach to share my passion for this wonderful sport with those who not only want to know how to shoot a shotgun or rifle but want to do it safely and learn the etiquette that goes with it.

I am experienced in all forms of shooting including Shotgun, Target Shooting, Zeroing, Vermin Control and Deer Stalking.

I am prepared to travel to a venue near to you when and if required.

During the game shooting season, I am willing to travel throughout the UK and aboard to provide support and coaching in all aspects of shooting.

Individual or group tuition welcomed, minder/loader service available.

I can organise Corporate Days, Simulated Game, Game or Stalking days.

Novice or experienced clients are welcome to contact me.



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Terry Humber

A BASC Qualified Shotgun Coach and Shotgun Safety Officer, Terry enjoys coaching complete novices, especially youngster just entering the sport of shooting, and those shooters wanting to improve their skills. A Clay target and Game shooter of many years experience, his aim is to ensure that everyone he works with has an enjoyable day and gets the shooting bug. Terry is prepared to travel to a venue near to you, where he will ensure you will have a day to remember. Other services offered: Tuition in Pigeon Decoying;  Loader/driver service.


Address Hertfordshire
Matt King

Based in Rutland

25 years experience in all forms of game/clay shooting.

Individual or group sessions.

Game shooting loading/coaching services.


Address Rutland
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Andy Leather

Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire

Tel: 01280 840247

Mobile: 07919 897102

Experienced shotgun coach for novice shots or experienced shots who wish to improve, access to “Shotkam” for use to feedback on tuition.

Coaching for game shooting a speciality with simulated game traps for use that are mobile so that we can come to your location, also available for coaching/loading at shoots.



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Lyn Leather

Based in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire

Mobile: 07881 932246

BASC Shotgun Coach and BASC Shotgun Safety Officer.

An experienced coach for novices and experienced shots who wish to learn and improve.

Coaching for simulated game traps for use, that are mobile, your location or ours.



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Norman Lees

Based in Leicestershire
M: 07855 929550


Address Leicestershire
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Ann Litchfield

Based in Derbyshire
M: 07980 284549
Proprietor of AL Rural facilitating quality corporate entertainment and firearms training/coaching.
Please see http://www.alrural.co.uk
Novice or experienced clients equally provided for and events facilitated for on a personal or group basis.
1 to1 tuition in the field available. Flexible working hours to suit clients.
BASC Coach, Mentor and Safe Shot Assessor.
Full member of the Guild of Shooting Instructors.
Lantra Awards firearms trainer/assessor for shotgun and rifle; and Single/double gunning.
Experienced lecturer and assessor in game & countryside management (Cert.Ed., BSc Hons)


Address Derbyshire
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Bruce Marks

Based in Cambridgeshire

Mobile: 07814 027587

Tel: 01733 240957

BASC Shotgun Coach and Shotgun Safety Officer, Member of APSI. APSI qualified gun fitter, Bisley qualified RCO and Club Rifle Coach.

Enhanced DBS checked.

40 years shooting experience, keen game and clay shot.

Offers coaching to all ages and abilities from the novice to more experienced shooters.

Tuition is also available in the field ‘on the peg’ or to carry out duties as a loader.



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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 joined 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



Mick Miller

Based in Essex.

Email: mickmiller2168@gmail.com

35 years of shooting. Experienced in all areas of game shooting including driven game, wildfowling (inland and foreshore), rough shooting, pigeon shooting and driven game and shooting abroad including wing shooting in South Africa, experienced in clay shooting including english sporting and high tower.

 



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Stewart Ogden

Based in Lincolnshire
T: 01529 460094
Stewart has worked in the Shooting Industry for over 25 years. He evaluates and tests products within the industry.

An Assessor, Internal Verifier and Safe Shot Assessor.

Well known nationally in the shooting world and travels extensively where required ‘Have Gun Will Travel’.


Address Lincolnshire
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Geoff Owen

Based in Staffordshire
T: 07754 980851

Geoff is a qualified BASC Shotgun coach and a Safe Shot assessor, and also holds NVQ (C25) facilitates individual learning through coaching.

He has been a wildfowler since the age of 7 and has a wealth of experience in this area.

Geoff is a member of shooting syndicates involved in the rearing of pheasants, ducks and partridges from day olds to release pens with experience of all matters in these areas including set aside and vermin control.  Other projects undertaken include land and habitat improvement, care and maintenance of woodland, access and drainage.

Geoff is involved in the day to day organisation and running of local clay shooting clubs.

First aid at work and occupational first aid also held.

 

 

 


Address Staffordshire
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Giles Peeters

Based in Suffolk
M: 07973 529502


Address Suffolk
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Rob Pheasant

Based in West Midlands
T: 01543 685383
Rob is an Assessor of BASC Shotgun Coaches


Address West Midlands
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Andy Plant

I have 35 years teaching and sport experience, and have been involved in shooting for over 25 years, living near the border of Staffordshire and Shropshire. I am keen to encourage the next generation of potential shooters to become involved in the sport. I believe shooting is a sport for all, that can be enjoyed safely, and for some, competitively. I can be contacted on 01902 372664 (home) and 07817 437186 (mobile)


Address Shropshire
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Steve Pountain

Based in Derbyshire
M: 07812 102171
Steve is a Mentor and operates http://www.sportingcountrypursuits.co.uk
Steven has been involved in shooting since 1975 organising a small private
clay shooting club in Derbyshire and instructing and coaching since 1991.
An accredited shotgun coach, safe shot assessor, mentor and training
provider for BASC shotgun courses .
A trade member of BASC, an associate member of APSI and member of The
Guild of Shooting Instructors.
Steven has worked with numerous departments /regions within BASC at game
fairs as a lead coach , members evenings delivery gun fit advise , arena
displays on gun safety and presentations to a wide cross section of
organisations on behalf of BASC .
The Midland region is STEVEN ‘s area of which he has acted as the chairman
for the East Midland Committee raising funds for the Young Shots programme
and organising events for the region .
A Simulated Game shoot has been added to his services which is in its
second year encouraging new to take up game shooting and experience to
practice before the season .
A freelance coach /chauffer, minder / loader and organiser of game days
across the UK .
STEVEN supports people with disabilities and has recently completed BSL Sign
language course to assist deaf people who wish to learn how to shoot .
For further details contact STEVEN


Address South Derbyshire
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Simon Pritchard

Based in West Midlands
07930 148076
simon@shotgun.me.uk
BASC Accredited Shotgun coach.
Safe Shot Assessor.
Shotgun Coach Mentor.
Deliver of Safety Officers Courses.
Deliver of the S.A.T Course (Shotgun Awareness Training).
I regularly coach on Young Shots Days, Ladies Days and Improve Your Shootings Days
Helping Scout Troops with Shooting Badges.
Educating and talking to young farmers.

I am also a member of the following shooting organisations;
The Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors
The Guild of Shooting Instructors.
Midlands Advisor for Pass it ON Young Sports

My local shooting grounds are:
The Royal Oak Next to Weston Park near Penkridge, Shropshire / Staffordshire.
Millride Country Sports near Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
The Shooting Ground by The Farm Penkridge close to M6 J13.
Garlands Shooting Ground nr Tamworth Staffordshire

Information about these Shooting Grounds and Courses which are running around the UK can be found on my websites.
http://www.shotgun.me.uk
http://www.shotguntraining.org.uk
Also
http://www.rosgc.co.uk
http://www.farmclayground.com


Address West Midlands
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Luke Roberts

Based near Droitwich in Worcestershire tel 07907 869329


Address Droitwich Worcestershire
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Ed Smith

Based in Lincolnshire
M: 07719 262726


Address Lincolnshire
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Richard M Smith

Richard Smith is based in the West Midlands.

Richard has been involved in shooting and outdoor pursuits in England, Scotland and Wales for over 32 years, we know he does not look old enough but he has !

He regularly attends Game Fairs, coaching lines, Family Days, Young Shots’ days and Improve Your Shooting days.

Richard became a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach to share his passion for this wonderful sport with those who not only want to know how to shoot a shotgun or rifle but want to do it safely and learn the etiquette that goes with it.

During the game shooting season, Richard is willing to travel throughout the UK and aboard to provide support and Coaching in all aspects of shooting.

He is experienced in all forms of shooting including Shotgun, Target Shooting, Zeroing, Vermin Control and Deer Stalking.

Richard is prepared to travel to a venue near to you when and if required.

Individual or group Tuition welcomed, chauffer, minder/loader service available.

Richard can also organize Corporate Days, Simulated game, Game or Stalking days.

Novice or experienced clients are welcome to contact him on the above contact details.



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Russ Smith

Based in West Midlands
M: 07710 112132
Coaching available in the West Midlands/ Warwickshire Area.
I coach at local clay grounds, work for BASC at game fairs, Ladies Days and Improve Your Shooting days, An Introduction to Pigeon Shooting days.
I also run a Corporate coaching business, with another BASC Coach, have a look at the web site
http://www.fouroakshotguncoaching.co.uk
Get in touch for bookings or just some advice.


Address Warwickshire
Rose Thomas

Based in Leicestershire and Rutland

Tel: 01162 796001

Mob: 07455 968085



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David White

BASC Shotgun Coach and Shotgun Safety Officer
Location Bury St Edmunds/ Suffolk area.
A BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach/ BASC Shotgun Safety Officer and a CPSA Safety Officer.
David has been involved in shotgun  and rifle shooting for over 30 years and specialises in pheasant and pigeon shooting.
He became a coach to introduce new people to the sport in a safe and enjoyable way.
David will be prepared to travel to your ground or a shooting ground near you for one to one coaching.
He also runs his own simulated game days (at your grounds if suitable).
Services Available:-
Coaching on peg (Driver/loader)
Pigeon shooting/lessons. Near Bury St. Edmunds.
Contact David on: 07932 538400


Address Suffolk
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Steve Wilson

Based in Worcestershire
M: 07974 572842


Address Worcestershire
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Steven J Wood

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach

Associate APSI Member

Can often be found working on BASC coaching line as I thoroughly enjoy working with novices and young people as well as accomplished Shots.

I am an experienced Clay and Game shot with 30+ years experience.

Operating freelance: I am able to offer coaching on a one to one or group basis to all levels of shooter at various locations in South Lincolnshire, Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire, Norfolk. Alternatively I am willing to travel to a suitable venue of your choice.

I am also available to accompany guns on organised days “on peg” in the game shooting field.

Contact: 07507283744



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Peter Wroe

Based in North Derbyshire & Cheshire
M: 07768 936400
BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and Shotgun Safety Officer (SSO) and Shotgun Awareness Training (SAT)
Peter is accredited to deliver SSO and SAT Training Courses and evaluate potential trainers.
In July 2011 the BASC Guide to Shotgun Basics (Edited by Peter Wroe) will be published and used as part of the SAT Courses.
A regular contributor of shooting and shotgun coaching features to BASC Shooting and Conservation Magazine.
An experienced Shotgun Coach regularly coaching at Manchester Clay Shooting Ground at Worsley and The Boar Shoot near Glossop.
Over 20 years experience of game shooting in England, Scotland, Wales and Hungary.
Associate of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (APSI)


Address Derbyshire

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