5th Dec, 2016

Charlie continues to hit his targets

Liam Moakes 10th Feb, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE High School sharp-shooter Charlie Cobain is continuing to impress in the Schools Challenge Academy event.

The 13-year-old from Strensham has been clay pigeon shooting for just under two years and is a member of the Schools Challenge Academy.

Over the past two years Charlie has seen his shooting improve vastly since joining the Novice Schools Challenge.

He qualified with 27 out of 30 for the Schools Challenge tenth anniversary final at the Oxford Gun Company, where he was placed 20th out of 500 under 21s in the UK as he represented Pershore High School.

Charlie said: “I finished the competition with a score of 41 out of 50, showing that all my training had paid off.

“The thing I like about clay shooting is that you can shoot with a world champion on your first ever shoot, which makes the sport unique.

“You cannot play golf with Tiger Woods the first time you play golf.”

The Schools Challenge Academy was founded in 2013, aiming to create an elite coaching scheme for enthusiastic and committed young shooters who want to take their efforts to the next level.”