A1 Shooting Ground to close after 30+ years


We are very sad to hear of the closure of A1 Shooting Ground at the end of July. Our very best wishes to Teresa & Claudio Capaldo for the future. Please see below note:


Dear customers and friends,

We regret to inform you that the A1 Shooting Ground will be closing its gates forever. Our last day of business will be on Sunday 31 July. After that date, the site of the A1 Shooting Ground will no longer be operating as a clay shooting facility in any form.

We would like to thank all our customers that have visited us over the years, being with us through all our ups and downs. The A1 Shooting Ground always sought to be a friendly, relaxing, and fun place to visit, and this would never have happened without its brilliant customers.

We particularly would like to thank all the employees who have worked with us throughout our ownership. Without their fantastic help, the A1 shooting Ground would not have reached its current level of success.

When we first took over the business as The Regent Shooting Ground in 1993, all we had was a single bull trap in a field and a handful of customers, but we had a vision to build a successful clay shooting facility.

From that date, we changed the name to the A1 Shooting Ground, installed Olympic layouts, built a new clubhouse, and developed the English Sporting to what it is today.

We are proud of the business we built up over the years, seeing it flourish as numbers grew, working hard every day to improve the quality of our facilities and services.

The decision to close has been a very difficult one, but we feel it was the right time to do so with continuous property development in the surrounding area placing increasing pressures on our operations.

It is with a heavy heart we make this announcement, and we hope our loyal customers and staff can understand our decision.

This business and site have been part of our lives for over 30 years, and we will always hold amazing memories of what we created. We hope to stay in touch with all our brilliant staff and customers.


Claudio and Teresa Capaldo