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Animal and Land 01Apr 2015

Hartpury students shoot to national success in clay competition

Hartpury students shoot to national success in clay competition

By Lucy Woolstenhulme

Hartpury college students stole the show at the annual BASC Gamekeeping College Clay Challenge, clinching team and individual honours at the Park Farm Shooting Ground, near Worcester.

Some sharp shooting handed the A team of George Wilson, Matt Davies, Jack Lilwall and George Poultney an impressive first place to take home the Gamekeeping College Challenge Shield.

A second Hartpury team, featuring Cormac Thompson, Cameron Martin, Sean Houghton and Charlie Lilwall, also secured a podium spot with a third place finish in the inter-college competition hosted by The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

The Challenge featured 24 teams from 12 colleges across the country, who each shot at 320 targets, with individuals facing 80 clays over 10 different sporting layouts.

The individual high gun of the day went to Hartpury’s Jack Lilwall, who shot an impressive 76 out of 80.

Janatha Stout, Head of Agriculture at Hartpury, said: “All of the students who represented Hartpury in this clay competition performed extremely well and it’s a proud achievement for the college to have two teams finish in the top three.

“All of our agriculture and gamekeeping students have the chance to shoot on Wednesday afternoons and are then able to enter various competitions throughout the year. Gaining practical experience is at the heart of these courses and helps ensure that our students can hit the ground running in their chosen industry when they complete their studies.”

To find out more about our Agriculture courses and the two-year Countryside Management (Game) BTEC Level Three Diploma available at Hartpury, go to www.hartpury.ac.uk

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