National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

16 July 2019

Top shot Toby Page has won the national final of NFYFC’s Clay Pigeon Shooting competition 2019, sponsored by The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

His score of 47 out of 50 was enough to see him walk away with the top overall prize, as well as winning the 26 and under category. Toby won a year’s subscription to Field Sports magazine as well as The Game Fair Tickets and prize money from Oakedge Shooting Ground, where the competition was hosted.

Abi West from Lincolnshire won the ladies’ category with 40.5 and Sydney Simpson from Cumbria A and James Johnson from Shropshire A shared top spot in the under-17s with 43. They all won The Game Fair tickets as well as prize money from Oakedge too.

Toby, from Wormleighton YFC and representing Warwickshire, said he was delighted to have won – but was disappointed with the three that he missed.

“I’m pretty chuffed,” he said. “I knew I’d need to shoot well to do it.”

Toby has been shooting for 13 years, since his dad bought him his first gun when he was 12. He shoots regularly in local activities and at the occasional charity competition.

“I don’t enter any serious competitions – it’s for fun rather than competitive, but I do take it seriously.”

This was the second year that BASC has supported NFYFC’s Clay Pigeon Shooting competition and the sponsors were impressed with the standard of competitors.

Hannah Davies from BASC said: "We are very proud to support this event once again, the skill and enthusiasm displayed by the young farmers as our next generation of shooters is very encouraging.”


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