24th Jan, 2017

Moreton Morrell College students on target for success

Steve Carpenter 12th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A GROUP of students from Moreton Morrell College proved they are the team to beat after winning the British Association for Shooting and Conservation’s (BASC) annual Gamekeeping College Clay Shoot.

Morteon Morrell saw off the challenge of 23 other teams to take home the Gamekeeping College Challenge Shield in the event organised by the UK’s largest shooting organisation

Teams were entered from 11 colleges across the country, with students facing 80 clays over a lay-out of ten different stands at Park Farm Shooting Ground in Worcestershire.

The day’s high gun, with the best individual score on the day, was Ben Taylor from Moreton Morrell College with 75 out of 80 clays. Top lecturer was David Reith, also of Moreton Morrell College, with 63 out of 80 clays. More than 100 students took part.

Ben said: “It was a great competition, run by BASC for young gamekeepers to exercise their skills.”

Alex Farrell, BASC game and gamekeeping officer, added: “It was a fantastic day and great to see so many student gamekeepers come together from across the country to compete on a challenging clay shooting course. A big thank you to all of those who helped make the event such a success.”