'New Cap' for Scotland Shooting Team

On behalf of Harris Gun Club, I am proud to announce that the club's youngest member (aged 14) Andrew Hughson made it on to the 2017 Scottish DTL Junior Team after competing in the Scottish DTL Championship this weekend. Andrew also won the Walter Thomson Trophy as the 2017 Scottish Colts (under 16) Champion.


As a New Cap and member of the Scottish DTL Junior Team, Andrew will now represent Scotland at the 83rd ICTSC DTL Home Countries International Tournament and British Open Championships next month at Scotland's new National Shooting Centre, Falkirk.


You may recall that in 2015 Andrew, then aged 12, was the 2015 Scottish UT Champion and also took High Gun and Junior Champion titles, in addition to first in C Class.  Andrew took up the sport of clay target shooting at the age of 10 in 2013, the same year that Harris Gun Club relocated from Urgha to Aline Forest.  The move was only made possible with the help and assistance of grant funding, sponsorship and the local community and was primarily to reduce the inequalities of Western Isles shooters.  It is the only clay target shooting club in the Western Isles that is registered with the Scottish Clay Target Association and provides seven different clay target shooting disciplines at its all year round facility which, as a non-profit organisation, is run by shooters for shooters on a voluntary basis. 


The club's long term aspiration is to establish a reputation for sporting excellence in the sport of clay target shooting and to provide an effective pathway for young shots from the Western Isles to fulfil their potential to progress to the National and International Scottish Shooting Teams.  Follow the clubs progress on Facebook, at http://www.harrisgunclub.co.uk/.


Many thanks to the Western Isles Communities for their continuing support of Harris Gun Club.

Fiona Knape

Harris Gun Club

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