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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 lessons all year round.


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Based in Buckinghamshire
Mobile: 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.

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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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Based in East Sussex
Mobile: 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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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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Based in Hertfordshire
Office: 01279 415415
Mobile: 07973 890266
Email: john@shootingcoachuk.com
Website: http://www.shootingcoachuk.com

I am the proprietor of Sayes Park Shooting School on the outskirts of the village of Gilston, near Sawbridgeworth, Herts. Sayes Park Shooting School is of my conception, set up primarily to offer one to one coaching sessions for private clients to meet their individual requirements.
The School has various towers available and there are very few targets I/we cannot throw and show!
Sessions are pre booked only to offer a bespoke service to you as my client.
I hold various coaching qualifications:
BASC Coach qualification, with a long history of involvement with coach mentoring,
Safety Course delivery
Safe Shot assessments
A1 assessment qualification
Various APSI qualifications (member grade), including gun fitting
CPSA advanced qualifications and a member of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors
Can also offer coaching services in the game shooting field and run a small sporting agency arranging various game days for Sayes Park game shooting clients.

Sayes Park Shooting School
Nr Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 0JE

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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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Based in East Sussex
Tel: 01580 860039
Email: leefunnell@ksshooting.co.uk
Website: http://www.ksshooting.co.uk

Lee is a dedicated and enthusiastic coach, whose shooting career started almost 40 years ago, and during this time he has been an avid rifle and shotgun shooter. He is a qualified  BASC Shotgun Coach and Safety Officer, Safe Shot Assessor and 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 & 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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Based in Kent.
Mobile: 07793 820394

BASC Shotgun Coach and Safety Officer

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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Based in Middlesex
Mobile: 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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Based in: Surrey
Mobile: 07538 924463
Email: jozefgodzisz@gmail.com

Experienced in clay and game, I coach at local clay grounds and work for BASC at local Game Fairs.

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Based in Oxfordshire
Mobile: 07913 242655
Website: http://www.bicestercountrypursuits.com

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.

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

Terry has been shooting for over 60 years and has a wealth of knowledge in many aspects of our sport, both in clay shooting and in game shooting.

Terry works with all ages and is especially good with youngsters, newcomers to our sport, the disabled and those with learning difficulties. He holds a currents DBS certification.

His main interests are game shooting, pigeon shooting and shooting at gun dog trials and training days, at which he travels the country.

Terry is fully up to date and compliant with all current Covid 19 requirements, regulations and working practises.

BASC – British Association for Shooting and Conservation
– Assessor, Mentor, Shotgun Coach, Safety Officer
– Delivers BASC courses for Safety Officer, Safe Shot assessment and pigeon shooting

CPSA – Clay Pigeon Shooting Association
– Shotgun Coach Level 1, Safety Officer
– Delivers shot gun skills assessment

APSI – Association of Professional Shooting Instructors; Fellow
– Shotgun Coach/ Instructor

A of SC – Academy of Shooting Coaches
– Assessor, Shotgun Coach

G of SI – Guild of Shooting Instructors
– Shotgun Coach

GWCT – Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
– Accredited Game Shot, Accredited Game Shoot Operator
– First family in the UK to have 3 generations (all currently shooting) Accredited

LANTRA – (National land based organisation)
– Loader single and double gun, on peg tuition, etiquette, driver

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Based in West Sussex
M: 07771 903917

Andy has been shooting for over 45 years.  He grew up on a farm in Shropshire and his father was a top clay shooter in the 60’s and 70’s, so there were plenty of opportunities to shoot and learn.  He is a keen game and clay shooter.  Andy qualified as a BASC coach in 2004 and is also a member of APSI.  He is a regular instructor at Hownhall Shooting near Midhurst and is happy to coach at other grounds and on the peg.

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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.

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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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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.

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Based in: Surrey
Mobile: 07766 347 867
Email: n.lenson@sky.com
Website: http://www.nsl-sporting.co.uk

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

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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

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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.

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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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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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Based in Berkshire (Reading)
Tel: 01635 866851
Mobile: 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.

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