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Pupil a sure shot in National Competition

12-year-old Rendcomb College pupil Hugo Wells, obtained second place in a recent shooting competition in Bisley, Surrey in October

Hugo took part in the Junior Class Benchrest category at the 2017 NSRA Eley Postal Competition, earning himself a silver medal.

The competition comprised of three rounds with the first two rounds taking place at his local club in Swindon before the final, held in Bisley.

The national competition saw thousands of entrants take part across a number of disciplines including; 20 yard Air-pistol; 10 Metre Air-rifle; Benchrest; and Lightweight Sport Rifle (LSR). The preliminary rounds were shot at the competitors’ local clubs where the lowest scoring shooters were eliminated and the highest scorers moved forward to the next round.

Hugo participated in the junior competition but was also ranked against senior competitors. He ranked 2ndin the junior competition and was awarded a silver medal, while he ranked an excellent 4th when scored in the senior competition. 

The National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA), who ran the competition, is a registered Charity and also the national governing body for all Small-bore Rifle and Pistol Target Shooting in the United Kingdom, including Airgun and Match Crossbow Shooting.

Established in 1901, the NSRA has been responsible for the teaching of marksmanship to the public following heavy defeats in the second Boer War. The NSRA is now responsible for hosting a number of shooting competitions and meetings which culminate in the Bisley Rifle Meeting each year.

Shooting at Rendcomb

Pupils at Rendcomb College can attend weekly clay pigeon shooting coaching sessions that take place on-site within the school’s 230 acre estate. The pupils benefit from full time APSI qualified instructors who coach children from age 9 (Year 5) through to age 18 (Year 13).

The teams participate in approximately 12 competitions per year and this year, hosted the first event at the College which was a resounding success.