District Success at County Shooting Events

Scout Shooting Competition

Following the District Shooting Competition in April, Northern Norwich District entered two teams in the County Scout Shooting Competition at the 1st Taverham Scout HQ on the 24th September 2016.

Team One – Jessica Jolly (44th Norwich), Finlay Johnson (1st Drayton), Arianna Stanton (1st Horsford & St Faiths and Ben Irving (16th Norwich)

Team Two – Cole Knights and Anastasia Killow (16th Norwich), William Purdy (3rd & 4th Norwich) and Cameron Husband (1st Taverham).

The participants competed in four disciplines – rifle standing, rifle kneeling, rifle prone and pistols. The competition was keenly fought and the results were very close.

Our first team finished 1st with an impressive score of 1835 points, which was 65 points ahead of the second placed team. Our second team finished 4th.

In the individual competition our members gained three of the top four positions:

1st – Jessica Jolly – 483 pointsp1050872-2
2nd – Finlay Johnson – 479 points
4th – Cole Knights – 466 points

In the individual discipline our successes were:

Rifle Standing
1st Cole Knights – 123 points
2nd (equal) William Purdy – 122 points

Rifle Kneeling
1st Jessica Jolly – 137 points

Rifle Prone
1st Finlay Johnson – 133 points

1st Finlay Johnson – 124 points
2nd Jessica Jolly – 123 points

This was the fourth consecutive year that the District had won the County Competition which is a fantastic achievement made possible by the dedication of the scouts and the support of their Scout leaders who have helped their scouts to improve their shooting skills.

Explorer Shooting Competition

HAndS Explorers entered a team in the County Explorer Competition on Sunday 25th September and finished a creditable second. There were some terrific performances by the team members – Alex Bretton, Alex Slaughter, James Dearden and Jared Stanton.p1050900-2

In the individual competition Alex Bretton finished with an equal highest score of 486. The winner was decided by a count-back on third targets shot resulting in Alex being given the second place. He also finished as the highest scorer in the “Rifle Standing” and second in the “Pistol” competition, while Alex Slaughter finished equal 3rd in the “Rifle Prone”.

The Explorer Scouts have all previously been part of the Scout competition team and we are delighted that having moved to Explorers they have maintained their interest in this activity and have continue to improve their skills.

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1st October 2016     Explorers, News, Scouts

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