Cadet Clay Championships 2023

Two teams of Gresham’s cadets travelled to Cambridge Gun Club on Saturday and Sunday for the National Clay Target Shooting Championships. The ‘A Team’ of Charles A, Will N, Jack K and George A came first in the Flurry Competition, holding off their closest rivals Ampleforth College, by just one point, and retaining the trophy once again. They also retained the ‘Down the Line’ competition trophy and so remain national champions, and Gold Medal winners in both events. Charles A was the top shot of all CCF competitors and therefore represented the CCF in the prestigious inter-services national final where he top-scored once again.

The B Team, led by Sam W, with Toby W Alec A & Max C also shot well, especially considering that most of them were new to the competition. They came a very creditable 5th in the Flurry, 3rd in the ‘Down the Line’ and put in an astonishing team performance to beat the ‘A Team’ and achieve the silver medal in the 6-stand Sporting event, with the ‘A Team’ taking the Bronze. Max C was ranked as the 3rd best CCF shot, in his first appearance at the competition.

This was another outstanding performance at national sporting level for the clay target shooters.