Gresham’s Clay Shooting Club just champion
PUBLISHED: 11:40 18 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:26 18 July 2017
Gresham’s Clay Shooting Club members have been crowned National Cadet Clay Target Shooting Champions at the annual National Championships in Cambridge and have returned to school with no less than seven trophies.
The Holt team - Kees Jones, James Matthews, Theo Rossi, Mark Heath, Will Pointer, Archie Jones, Billy Addison and Joe Kooreman - took the top prize and added to it by achieving a clean sweep; winning every single team discipline against 32 of the best shooting schools and teams in the country.
Phenomenally, the A team took first place in the Sporting, Down the Line and the Flush disciplines, the first ever Gresham’s team to achieve such success.
As a result, the A team won gold in the overall CCF high team award and won the Garman Shield for beating all Army Cadet Force (ACF), Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and Royal Air Force Cadet (ATC) teams.
Sixth Form pupils, Kees Jones and James Matthews took individual honours. Kees won the silver medal for individual high gun and gold in the CCF sporting high gun and James won gold in the individual Down the Line discipline after a shoot off for first place.
Eight members of the team went on to represent UK CCFs against UK ACFs and again they ran out on top winning gold in both the Skeet and Flush disciplines.
Team coach Charlie Mack said: “Winning seven trophies is an absolutely amazing achievement and I could not be prouder of the team. It was a historic moment that will take some beating! Each member of the team was a great ambassador for Gresham’s and they looked incredibly smart in their new skeet vests, received as a kind gift from the Flux family.”