BRAUNTON sister and brother Kirstie and Craig Attwood took part in the 18th Junior International shooting match at Bisley in Surrey, the third year they have taken part in the event. Both were successful, taking home nine medals between them against comp

BRAUNTON sister and brother Kirstie and Craig Attwood took part in the 18th Junior International shooting match at Bisley in Surrey, the third year they have taken part in the event.

Both were successful, taking home nine medals between them against competitors from Northern Ireland, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, South Africa, Denmark and Germany.

Kirstie gained third place in the 3x20 50metres .22 final with a new personal best score of 556. She captained her team, which also gained third place.

She then took part in the ladies' air rifle match and gained a team gold medal.

After a difficult 50metres .22prone match Kirstie managed to overcome equipment malfunctions to gain another bronze team medal.

Craig won his first team bronze medal in the men's air rifle. He also gained a silver medal after an exciting final in the 3x40 50metre .22 men's event with a personal best score of 1,115. The team gained a gold medal.

He took silver again in the prone 50metres .22 event, missing out on first place by just 0.5. His team again gained a gold medal.

Other Braunton club members Luke Smith, Jack and Dean Bale, Jacob Maddoms and Libby Johnson also took part in the international and Ryan Hough and Fennella Johnson in the Scout squad. Libby gained a bronze medal in the 25metre pistol team.

Anyone who would like to help the aspiring young shots through sponsorship can make contact through the Gazette.