Mike Hartley

 Discipline: Down The Line
Local Club / Ground: Coniston shooting ground

What age were you and where did you start shooting? 

I had my first shot with a shotgun at ten years old using a Purdey 10 bore.

What type of gun and ammunition do you use? 

Perazzi high tech ,and Hull Sovereign cartridges.

What has been the highlight of your shooting career so far? 

One of the highlights of my shooting career was at the last world championships at Esker shooting ground where i won Silver in the vets category,it is also a great privilege to wear the England shooting vest.

Do you have any sponsors? Who are they?

My sponsors are Mr Edward Lyons of flint and partners,supplying my shooting glasses, Boyces of Nelson for supplying my Hull cartridges, Vitabiotics supplying Visionace Max eye vitamins, Engineering and Foundry supplies and Teague Precision Chokes.

Who would be your dream sponsor and why?

Perazzi for a factory fitted trap gun

What are your shooting aims and goals for 2018/19? 

In 2018/2019 I am hoping to do a lot more competitive shooting than i have over the last two years,also i am hoping to secure an England team place.

And finally...Tell us three things we don’t already know about you:
1.    Married 37 years 
2.    Driving Instructor 
3.    Shooting coach