The Air Arms Experience hit the road again, and headed north for the Northern Shooting Show 2018, held at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate.
For the second year in succession at the Northern Shooting Show the Air Arms Experience team provided a wonderful variety of shooting experiences under the Air Arms umbrella, of which the team from British Shooting’s delivered 10m Air Rifle, 10m Air Pistol and Target Sprint (shooting and information).
The British Shooting team consisting of Doug Pepper (NW TS Event Coordinator and TS Educator), Joe Joseph (NE TS Event Coordinator), Ian Smith (Sedgemoor Training and GB Squad Training Coordinator), George Smith (TS National Champion 2017), Harrison Pepper (TS athlete) and Ben Jackson did a fantastic job of coaching members of the public and educating them about the Olympic and Paralympic Airgun disciplines.
Gorgs Geikie, British Shooting said: “Our team on the Air Arms Experience were all true ambassadors of our sport, especially Target Sprint, and we thank them greatly for helping us team up with Air Arms to encourage and inspire the future of shooting sport.
“Having George and Harrison inspiring people through their achievements as current athletes and Doug, Joe and Ben being the current points of contact in the North for Target Sprint meant signposting interested people to where they could pursue their interest in the sport was possible.”
Claire West, Managing Director of Air Arms said: “It was lovely to meet more of the British Shooting team and great to see such enthusiasm and passion for Target Sprint in particular – brilliant!”
Doug Pepper commented on the the weekend by saying: “It was great to see so many people trying Target Sprint and Air Pistol for the first time. The fact that people returned to try out and improve in the two disciplines showed how much real interest there is in both disciplines.
“We hope to see this translates to more people picking up Target Sprint in particular as it is so accessible in terms of equipment compared to many other shooting and sports disciplines. The next Target Sprint event is being held this weekend in Manchester on Sunday 20th May. It was a great talking point over the weekend encouraging people that they don’t have too long or too far to travel to take the next steps on their journey.”
To get involved with the North West Regional Target Sprint, held on Sunday 20th May at East Cheshire Harrier, Tameside – CLICK HERE
The Air Arms Experience will next be venturing to the Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire (27th-29th July). Come visit us and meet the team.