Thirty-two schools travelled to compete amongst 59 teams in the Holland & Holland and School Notices Clay Pigeon Championships on Thursday 17 March 2022.
It was a great day of competitive shooting and sportsmanship as prep and senior schools battled it out to win the coveted trophies.
Challenging stands, including a flush for the seniors, were enthusiastically received and the high scores were testament to the growing talent and increasing popularity of the sport. The top flush score was won by Millfield A team.
The senior competition was hotly contested, with Bloxham beating previous winners Strathallan closely followed by Millfield.
Cottesmore won the junior competition, with second place going to Ludgrove followed by Bredon.
One pupil from Eton College commented: “I’d like to continue clay pigeon shooting for the rest of my life! Jackson Hole is my favourite stand here and Holland & Holland have the best coaches.”
Pam Eagles of Bloxham School said: “The pupils really look forward to this competition because it’s such a good day. It’s the one that they all want to get in the team for to come here because it’s just a special day.”
Nigel Stuart of Holland & Holland added: “We were thrilled to welcome a record number of teams to the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds for this year’s School Notices Championship. Events such as this are so important to encourage and support the next generation of shooters and it was a delight to witness such a wealth of emerging talent.”