28 June 2012
Cleveland Army Cadets were crowned champions following a display of excellent clay target shooting during the national cadet clay target shooting competition held at Marne Barracks, Catterick over the weekend 23rd/24th June.
Under the supervision of Cleveland ACF’s Shooting Officer Captain Kevin Stephen, cadets competed in three different disciplines, going on to win the Sporting Clays trophy. Cleveland ACF’s `A team' were the overall champions, with `B team’ shooting well, showing good results especially as some members had only recently taken up clay target shooting.
Following the prize giving Captain Stephen said “The vast majority of the ACF National Target Shooting Championship winning team only participate in this sport due to the opportunities opened up to them as members of the Army Cadet Force. I am proud to have been given the opportunity to assemble the team who won the National competition.”
Colonel Tony Laker, Commandant of Cleveland ACF added “this is a fantastic result for Cleveland ACF, all the hard work that the cadets and adults put in over the last few months has paid off. I would like to congratulate all those involved in the preparation and the competition itself. We have now set the standard and look forward to other such results.”