December 5 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Shebbear pupils through in Olympian-endorsed shooting competition
Shebbear College pupils Emilio Aliberti and Max Warren are through to the regional quarter-finals of the Shooting4England air rifle and pistol shooting competition, organised by Olympic pistol shooter Georgina Geikie.
The boys will head to Okehampton in December to compete after coming through the recently-held competition at The Big Sheep.
Olympic shooter Georgina Geikie joined the college for their sports day back in May, when she spent the day coaching shooting competitions. She was the first GB female athlete to qualify for the Olympic pistol shooting event and is working closely with Shooting4England, an organisation that aims to develop and promote air gun shooting nationally as a legacy of the London Olympic Games last year.
Although primarily targeted at 14-16 year old children, the events are open to all to attend and participate.