Braunton Target Shooting Club juniors Dean and Jack Bale came away from the English National Championships at Bisley with valuable experience, having shot in the finals of the 3P championships alongside Commonwealth team members.

At one time in the final, Dean was the leading shot, putting pressure on more experienced shooters, who had to come back to overtake him. Dean finished in fifth place overall and his brother Jack finished in 12th.

Braunton was the only club to have two shooters in the top 15, raising its profile nationally.

Following his performance in the final, Dean Bale took the England Junior champion title.

He also took the England Junior title in the air rifle competition, with brother Jack giving a close chase to take the silver. Overall, shooting against Commonwealth squad members, Dean finished in fourth and Jack in fifth.