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Breaking Clays at Bayfield Hall

Gresham’s was proud to support the charity ‘Break’ once again this year by entering a team for the ‘Breaking Clays’ competition.

Pupils, Kees Jones, Mark Heath, James Matthews and Theo Rossi took part in the charity event, hosted at Bayfield Hall and supported by the school.

The team came extremely close to winning the Winsor Bishop Team Flush Challenge sponsored prize on stand 8 for the most clays shot, losing out by just three clays.  In the region of 30,000 clays were launched for 44 teams during the morning and around 45-50,000 cartridges were fired; it was a truly impressive experience!

The overall scores and positions are eagerly awaited. This is the fourth year of the event, which over the first three events raised over £66,000 for Break Charity. We await the news on the final placings of the teams from Break and the amount raised this year.

Peter Detnon, Gresham’s Clay Club coach and organiser said: “This is a great opportunity for the school to take part in a charity competition that benefits disadvantaged children in this region. The boys had a fantastic experience and it was a great way to finish the season after their incredible victories at the National Cadet Clay Championships the previous weekend.

“I have been proud of what the Clay Club has achieved since taking over two years ago and look forward to more successes next year with our new team. Our current A team members are all moving on this year so we have been busy nurturing new talent in preparation for next year.”

Gresham’s Clay Club runs on occasions during Combined Cadet Force (CCF) time in the school woods and using local fields and occasionally on Tuesday afternoons at Mid Norfolk Shooting Ground at Taverham. The school CCF aims to give all cadets the opportunity to try this sport at some stage during their time in the CCF.