I started shooting in 1988 at Bisley Shooting Ground, Surrey. After a short while I was ‘guiding and trapping’ and managing corporate groups and my interest in coaching started. I enjoy introducing a novice to the sport and also helping experienced shots repair a fault in their shot making. I teach both clay shooters and game shooters.
I work as a professional shooting instructor at The Boar Shooting Ground at Crowden and the Manchester Clay Shooting Ground at Worsley. I also coach for BASC at Game Fairs and Improve Your Shooting Days and Ladies Days.
I have been coaching almost every week for the past six years, except the 12 months between July 2010 and July 2011 when I was employed by BASC on a temporary contract.
During my tenure at BASC as Training & Evaluation Officer I worked closely with the national network of coaches, mentors and assessors. I oversaw Coach Assessment Days and took part in the Assessment process for each of the 30+ candidates utilising detailed verbal and written communication in line with the BASC Shotgun Coach Award criteria.
At the same time I took my A1 Qualification so I was able to combine my experience and learning to good effect and I am now a qualified Shotgun Coach Assessor.