Young farmers hit the target at BASC shooting finals

After the pandemic halted the event in 2020, the BASC National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs clay shooting finals made a welcome return on Saturday 2nd October. Competitors from Young Farmers Clubs across the UK arrived at Oakedge Shooting Ground to compete for the coveted trophies.

Despite some pretty miserable weather conditions, the competitors put in some great scores around some challenging targets. 

Lancashire and Lincolnshire come out on top

The scores were tight throughout, resulting in a thrilling shoot-off was required to decide first place in the senior class and third in the junior class. 

Well done to all competitors for making the shooting finals such a superbly competitive renewal. The results are below: 

Senior class
1st Oliver Collins, Lancashire YFC
2nd Jack Briggs, Northamptonshire YFC
3rd Paul Atkinson, Leicestershire YFC

Junior class
1st Kallum Burrell, Lincolnshire YFC
2nd Tom Harris, Bedfordshire YFC
3rd Elizabeth Williams, Leicestershire YFC

High Gun
Oliver Collins – Lancashire YFC

Curtis Mossop, head of pathways to shooting at BASC said, “Being able to collaborate with the NFYFC for this event is fantastic. It demonstrates our commitment to supporting the next generation of farmers. So much of what we do is intertwined, shooting and farming go hand-in-hand.”

“Making this event a success was a real team effort and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the NFYFC, Oakedge Shooting Ground and the BASC shotgun coaches who scored on the day.”

BASC looks forward to supporting the event once again in 2022.

Want to find out more about upcoming BASC events? Head to our events pages here.