Phone: 07786 312805 Phone: 01491 871281

Biographical Info

Based in Berkshire/Oxfordshire

Mobile: 07786 312805

Evening: 01491 871281

David loves the sport of shooting and has become a coach to pass on his experience and passion to the next generation of shooters and those simply wishing to improve their skills.

Based at Happy Valley Clay Shoot on a farm site near Reading, Berkshire. This is a friendly shoot with a different sporting layout every week.

David has 20+ years experience in shooting, Clay Targets, Rough Shooting, Vermin Control, Full Bore Rifle and Air Rifle

Qualified as a Coach for Clay Targets, Safety Officer and Safe Shot Assessments.

David can regularly be seen on the coaching lines at Game Fairs in the Summer and is available for private lesson all year round.


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Phone: 01628 526956 Phone: 01628 526956

Biographical Info

Based in: Buckinghamshire

Mob: 07798 896668

I have been shooting for many years both clay pigeon and game. Also I am a regular at Happy Valley near Reading where I shoot and coach, as well as Sporting Targets West London.
Available for private lessons.

Biographical Info

Based: East Sussex
Mob: 07980 446968
Email: geoff.burgess155@btinternet.com

I have been shooting game, clays and targets for over 40 years, with both shotguns and rifles.

I am a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and Safety Officer, a Range Officer at the British Sporting Rifle Club and a Lantra qualified loader, qualified trainer with the Institute of Personnel Management and Development.

I coach for BASC on Young Shots Days, clay coaching lines, and on the simulator, attending many events across the South of England.
I also load on game days and “coach on peg” which includes shooting etiquette for those new to game shooting.

Retiring from a 40 year career in the NHS has given me the opportunity to pursue my passion of field sports, introducing newcomers and supporting those who want to improve, sharing my knowledge and passion.

Prepared to travel across the South East.

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Address Reading Berkshire Phone: 07810 248113 Phone: 01189 864662

Biographical Info

Based in Berkshire (Reading)
Mobile 07810 248113
Tony has run Happy Valley Clays on a farm site near Reading in Berkshire for almost ten years. The open shoot is very popular with both experienced shots and beginners alike, providing a comprehensive variety of sporting targets and a practice stand. Safe Shot assessments are offered on shoot days and newcomers to the sport are welcome by appointment.
A regular member of the BASC coaching team at Gamefairs, Young Shots and Ladies days, he also coaches at a Private School.
Additional Email. happyvalleyclays@hotmail.com
Additional Contact: Tel: 01189 864662

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Phone: 07789 195082

Biographical Info

Based in Kent and the South East.

Mobile: 07789 195082

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach, and BASC Shotgun Safety Officer.

A regular member of the BASC coaching team at events including: Game Fairs and Young Shots days.

Tom has been shooting for many years. He has experience in many types of shooting including: clay pigeon, game, rough shooting, woodpigeon shooting, wildfowling, and also many different rifle shooting disciplines.

He has a passion for teaching people about the sport he loves and this comes across in his coaching sessions. He enjoys coaching all levels of shooter from the complete novice to a more experienced shot.

Tom regularly coaches at shooting grounds in the South East region, these include Kent and Sussex Shooting School and A1 Shooting Ground North London. He is available for private tuition and will travel to your clay or game shoot, where possible, if required.

Email: tomfriar.basc@hotmail.com

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Phone: 07803 584210

Biographical Info

Based in East Sussex

Tel: 01580 860039

Website: http://www.ksshooting.co.uk

Email: leefunnell@ksshooting.co.uk

Lee is a dedicated and enthusiastic coach whose shooting career started almost 40 years ago and during this time has been an avid rifle and shotgun shooter. He is a qualified BASC Shotgun Coach and Safety Officer, Safe Shot Assessor and a member of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors.
Lee runs Kent & Sussex Shooting School which is dedicated to welcoming those new to the sport and helping more experienced shooters progress. The school is based near to Royal Tunbridge Wells and boasts just under 900 acres of private shooting grounds, making the location perfect for one-to-one lessons and group events.
Lee is a qualified trainer certified by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a member of the Institute for Leaders and Management. With over 20 years of teaching and developing adults, Lee believes that lessons should not only be safe, but also fun, informative and progressive.


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Address Kent Phone: 07793 820394

Biographical Info

BASC Shotgun Coach and Safety Officer
Based in Kent.
Mob: 07793 820394

Colin has been shooting game and clays for 50+ years. He is a retained coach at the premier plus West Kent Shooting School, giving lessons to novice and experienced game shots. Colin gives lessons at the saddlery/gunroom in Biggin Hill at weekends and also offers tuition on the peg.

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Address Oxfordshire Phone: 01869 245669 Phone: 07913 242655

Biographical Info

Based in Oxfordshire

Bicester Country Pursuits

Roger has taken part in clay and game shooting for 30 years. He is a BASC qualified Coach and a BASC Safety Officer.

Owner and lead coach of Bicester Country Pursuits where we offer clays, air rifles, archery and crossbows in any combination the customer would like for corporates or parties of any kind.

Private lessons are also available for shotgun shooters including BASC Safe Shot.


Tel: 07913 242655


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Address Hertfordshire

Biographical Info

Based in: Hertfordshire
Tel: 01438 814383
Mob: 07891 241629
Email: claycoachterry@gmail.com

Clay Pigeon Shooting
– English Sporting
– BASC Shotgun Coach, Shotgun Coaching Assessor and Mentor
– BASC Safety Officer, deliver Safety Officer Course and Safe Shot Assessor
– APSI Qualified Coach and Safety Officer
– CPSA Level 1 Instructor, Safety Officer deliver Shotgun skills course
– Guild of Shooting Instructors Qualified Shotgun Coach

Game Shooting
– On Peg Tuition
– Loading, single and double gun, Lantra Qualified
– Etiquette and Safety Instruction
– Collection and drive to shoots
– Supply of guns, all gauges and cartridges available, gun cleaning
– Etiquette for guns taught
– Deliver the BASC Introduction to Woodpigeon Shooting Course. Arrange guided days for Wood Pigeon shooting, all equipment supplied
– Shoot regularly at Gun Dog Trials and arrange teams of guns nationwide
– Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Accredited Game Shot

Other Information
– Fully insured by the Major Shooting Associations
– Privately insured
– I am flexible and able to work wherever required
– Easy going personality, excellent people skills
– Qualified First Aider and CRB accredited at enhanced level
– Work regularly with youngsters and disabled people of all ages

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Address West Sussex Phone: 07771 903917

Biographical Info

Based in West Sussex
M: 07771 903917

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.

Biographical Info

Based in Bedfordshire

Mob: 07899 885641

Pete has been a BASC coach for over 30 years, having helped in all aspects of the industry, he works as a full-time coach and offers lessons and advice for all levels of ability.
Having run a shooting ground for 30+ years, Pete is now focussing on private lessons and corporate days. He is based at a 5-star hotel in Bedfordshire close to the Hertfordshire border.

Biographical Info

Based in: Surrey

mobile: 07766 347 867
email: n.lenson@sky.com

Experience of sporting clays, driven game, walked up and wildfowling.

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Address Hampshire Phone: 07815 783676 Phone: 01256 843390

Biographical Info

Based in Hampshire

Contact Daytime: 07815 783676

Evening: 01256 843390

Clay Shooting, Game Shooting, Air Rifle and HFT

Training and Development Manager with PGCE and Diploma in Training Management. Member of CIPD

Territorial Army Officer for 30 years and qualified Range Manager to stage 3

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Regional Officer – South East Address BASC South East Centre Carpenters Barn Floodgates, Castle Lane West Grinstead Horsham RH13 8LH Phone: 01244 573 028

Biographical Info

Michelle was born and brought up on the family farm in Surrey, taking an active part in working on the farm and business up until leaving college.  Moving away from home and farming, my career took me into the Printing, Advertising, Marketing and Communications sector, achieving significant success working on high profile advertising and marketing campaigns for both commercial and charitable organisations.

Deciding my passion for the Countryside was greater than city life, in 2006 a job opportunity with the Countryside Alliance as Regional Director became available and the decision for a change of lifestyle was made.

Now with 4 working dogs, a passion for game and clay shooting and all things Countryside, the chance once again to work in a regional capacity for Shooting and Conservation is an opportunity I am really looking forward to, plus getting to know members across; Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and IOW.

Biographical Info

Based in East Sussex

Mobile: 07779 286897

Email: pruso@ntlword.com

Alan is an accredited BASC shotgun coach and safety officer with over 40 years experience of shooting clays and game and has become a BASC coach in order to pass on some of his skills and to help others enjoy the sport he has gained so much pleasure from. He also carries a certificate in Deer Management, enjoys stalking and is a part time game keeper on his syndicate shoot in East Sussex.

Alan also trains HPR gundogs and in the summer competes in working tests with his Braccho Italiano and in the winter runs them in field trials, he can also be found working his GSPs and Braccho on his rough shoot and other shoots in Sussex.

Alan often attends Game Fairs working on the BASC coaching line.

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach
BASC Safe Shot
BASC Shotgun Safety Officer
Lantra Qualified Loader (single and double gun)
Alan is based in East Sussex but is happy to travel to a venue near you, be it for shooting clays or live game

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Address London Phone: 07730 655287

Biographical Info

Based in London in the South East region.

Mobile: 07730 655287

Email: m1blv@yahoo.com

BASC Coach, Shotgun Safety Officer and Safe Shot Assessor.

Coaches regularly at Happy Valley Clay Shoot and also the A1 shooting ground in London.

Michael has been shooting many years and has experience in all types of shotgun shooting including game and all disciplines in clay shooting.

His passions are the high Exmoor birds and during the season can be found in the west country shooting and coaching in the field. Michael is lucky enough to have been mentored over the years by some of the best shots in the country and can be found regularly practicing on the high towers honing his skills at E J Churchills.

Michael is available for freelance shooting instruction and private tuition and will travel to your shoot if required.



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Address Reading Berkshire Phone: 07904 904569 Phone: 01635 866851

Biographical Info

Based in Berkshire (Reading)
M: 07904 904569
Tony has coached on BASC Young Shots Days and is a Safe Shot Assessor.
A BASC Shotgun Safety Officer
Member of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (APSI)
Tony is happy coaching all age groups and any skill level of client will be undertaken covering Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Other areas would be considered please call at your convenience and an additional telephone contact at home is 01635 866851.

Biographical Info

Based: Hertfordshire
Mob: 07796 913942
Email: racwilson@gmail.com

Head Coach at Cambridge University, Clay Pigeon Club

Richard is a qualified BASC and APSI instructor and ex-national grade competitor. He excels in coaching all abilities regardless of age or gender. From first time Clay Pigeon shooters to veterans of the game circuit, Richard can help you brush up on your skills before the season. With his great level of patience and humour, together with an underlying calm nature, results always follow

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