Owen Vining

Discipline: Down The Line
Local Club / Ground: Beverley Clay Target Club

What age were you and where did you start shooting? 

Aged 9 with my Grandad. I was going to local farm shoots and then joined North Wolds Gun Club shooting mainly Sporting against other clubs, that's when I really got the bug for competing.

What type of gun and ammunition do you use?

My gun is a Krieghoff K80 and my cartridges are Eley DTL Gold.

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

Shooting well enough the last two years to have got into the Junior England Team, shooting in Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland in 2016 and being Junior High Gun and highest new cap for England. In 2017 I competed in Scotland for England Juniors. But I think the biggest achievement is qualifying for the team going to Wagga Wagga, Australia in March. I'm really looking forward to it.

Do you have any sponsors? Who are they? 

Rob Hall - The Gun Room / Eley have sponsored me the last couple of years.

Who would be your dream sponsor and why? 

Obviously still Rob and Eley, but I would love Krieghoff as I think you cannot beat Krieghoff. Once you have used one you wouldn't want to go onto anything else. 

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

Doing well in Australia at the World Championships and to continue to try and get into the England Juniors team.

And finally... Tell us three things we don’t already know about you:
1.    Love my Jack Russell puppy 'Milo'
2.    Like going to car shows with my little MX5 when time allows.
3.    Love my job