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Biographical Info

Based: North Hertfordshire
Mobile: 07962 229879

As the son of a gamekeeper I have been shooting from a young age, both game and clays.
I decided to move into coaching to help others improve their shooting.
I currently teach at some of the best shooting schools around London and at Sporting Targets in Bedford

I am available for loading, or on peg tuition in the field nationwide, or at a clay ground local to me. I am based in North Hertfordshire.

BASC Safety Officer
BASC Shotgun Coach
Lantra level 2 loader (double guns)
Member of and qualified instructor with APSI

I offer a free introductory lesson to all military veterans if accompanied by a paying guest.

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Address Cambridgeshire Phone: 07825 278329 Phone: 01223 203160

Biographical Info

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.

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Training and Education Officer Phone: 01244 573000

Biographical Info

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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Address Staffordshire Phone: 07815 151007

Biographical Info

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.

Phone: 01473 328819 Phone: 07849 030441

Biographical Info

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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Address Essex/Hertfordshire Phone: 07949 056128

Biographical Info

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)

 

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Game & Gamekeeping Officer

Biographical Info

BASC Game & Gamekeeping Officer
Tel: 01244 573 019
Mob: 07802 481 362
Email: alex.farrell@basc.org.uk

Alex grew up in a semi-rural area where, from a young age, he took an interest in the countryside before becoming involved in field sports.

Alex completed a degree in Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management as he was keen to work in the shooting and countryside industry. During his time at college he tailored his studies around issues related to gamekeeping and shooting.

Alex has a keen interest in all types of shooting sports being especially rough shooting and pest control. He is also keen on gundog training and generally being outdoors and enjoying the countryside with his family.

BASC Shotgun Safety Officer
BASC Shotgun Coach
Lantra Loaders Award

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Phone: 01952 540000 Phone: 07826 544565

Biographical Info

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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Address Staffordshire Phone: 07970 930405 Phone: 01782 782757

Biographical Info

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

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Address Worcestershire Phone: 07802 931197

Biographical Info

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).
Freelance Shooting Instructor/Chauffeur
Experienced in shooting over dogs at Gun Dog Trials and Training Days
I can also arrange from an individual Gun or up to a full team on Guns for these events if required
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.

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Address Middlesex Phone: 07946 437223 Phone: 01895 900029

Biographical Info

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.

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Address Shropshire Phone: 07841817755 Phone: 07841 817755 Phone: 01952 812691

Biographical Info

Based in Shropshire
M: 07841 817755
E mail: harrispeter229@gmail.com

BASC Accredited Coach, Mentor and Safe Shot Assessor.
Founder member of the Guild of Shooting Instructors
Founder member and a Fellow member of APSI
A Senior Associate and Coach/Assessor of Paragon Shooting School USA.

Peter is a retired Gunsmith and enjoys instructing ladies & children and newcomers to the Shooting Sports. A former World Champion clay shooter having shot and instructed in the USA, Australia and Europe. Peter enjoys loading and picking up on game shoots and is always willing to offer advice and assistance to help people to improve and enjoy shooting.

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Phone: 07890 082099

Biographical Info

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.

Lantra qualified Loader

Novice or experienced clients are welcome to contact me.

Biographical Info

Based: Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Midlands
Tel: 07280 840247
Mob: 07919 897102
Email: andy@silverstoneshootingschool.co.uk
Website: http://www.silverstoneshootingschool.co.uk

Experienced shotgun coach for novice shots or experienced shots who wish to improve, we specialise in the use of “Shotkam” to feedback when coaching if required.

Coaching for game shooting is a speciality including “on the peg” coaching & loading, out of season we have simulated game traps for use that are also mobile so that we can come to your location, also available for coaching/loading at shoots.

We regularly will take a novice shot from the basics of holding a gun through the process to the point of that first game shoot with on the peg monitoring.

Biographical Info

Based: Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Midlands
Mob: 07881 932246
Email: lyn@silverstoneshootingschool.co.uk
Website: http://www.silverstoneshootingschool.co.uk

Experienced shotgun coach for novice shots or experienced shots who wish to improve, we specialise in the use of “Shotkam” to feedback when coaching if required.

Coaching for game shooting is a speciality including “on the peg” coaching and loading, out of season we have simulated game traps for use that are also mobile so that we can come to your location, also available for coaching/loading at shoots.

we regularly will take a novice shot from the basics of holding a gun through the process to the point of that first game shoot with on the peg mentoring.

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Address Derbyshire Phone: 07980 284549

Biographical Info

Based in Derbyshire
M: 07980 284549
Owner: Country Pursuits & Training Ltd. facilitating firearms training/coaching; and quality corporate entertainment.
Please see http://countrypursuitsandtraining.co.uk
Country born and bred; experienced coach for clays and game.
Novice or experienced clients equally provided for and events facilitated on a personal or group basis.
On the peg tuition across the UK and shoot day services provided. Flexible working hours to suit clients.

Lantra Awards National awarding body firearms courses provider/instructor: Loaders; Shotgun & Rifle – UK wide BASC Coach, Mentor and Safe Shot Assessor.
Experienced lecturer and assessor in game & countryside management (Cert.ED., BSc Hons)

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Head of Training and Education Shooting Standards Phone: 01244 573063 Phone: 07920 238940

Biographical Info

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.

Phone: 07813 912115

Biographical Info

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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Address Lincolnshire Phone: 01529 460094

Biographical Info

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’.

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Address Staffordshire Phone: 07754 980851

Biographical Info

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.

 

 

 

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Address West Midlands Phone: 01543 685383

Biographical Info

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

Biographical Info

Based: Shropshire
Mob: 07817 437186
Tel: 01902 372664
Email: plantandy@hotmail.com

I am a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and have been involved in shotgun shooting, both clay and game, for over 30 years.
I am a BASC Safe Shot Assessor
I am a member of APSI and a member of The Guild of Shooting Instructors
I am  CPSA/BASC Safety Officer

I am currently employed by Oakedge Shooting Ground as an instructor, and being interested in all forms of shooting, I am currently the secretary of the 22/44 Rifle and Pistol Club

I also have 35 years teaching and sport experience, delivering lessons in all aspects of physical education, in both theory and practise, up to advanced level. My specific area of interest being sports psychology and skill aquisition.

I live 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 in many cases, competitively.

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Address Derbyshire Phone: 07812 102171 Phone: 01773 550153

Biographical Info

Based in Derbyshire
M: 07812 102171

Steven is an Accredited BASC Shotgun Coach, Safe Shot Assessor and Training Provider for training courses certificated by BASC.  He is also a BASC Coach Mentor and Shotgun Safety Officer.  As a Freelance Coach he can offer Individual / Group tuition along with assistance “on the peg” for Game days    A committee member of the Guild of Shooting Instructors and operates Sporting Country Pursuits who offer one to one tuition and organises corporate events throughout the UK.  A world wide client base for Game Shooting both for Loading and Minding of those novice guns on their first shoot day   A Shoot Captain on the Kedleston Estate Shoot in Derbyshire responsible for organising bookings, liaising with the keepers and hosting days throughout the season along with H&S on the day.  Steven supports people with a wide range of disabilities including Hard of Hearing being able to use BSL

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Address West Midlands Phone: 07930 148076

Biographical Info

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

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Phone: 07966 415799

Biographical Info

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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Address Warwickshire Phone: 07710 112132

Biographical Info

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.

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Address Worcestershire Phone: 07974 572842

Biographical Info

Based in Worcestershire
M: 07974 572842

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