The CPSA, in their endeavour to protect the future of the sport, along with a generous donation from Paul Chapman of HornbyChapman, have developed a dedicated Trap Shooting Initiative programme to support two younger CPSA members.
At the start of 2020, the CPSA created the Colts Initiative focused on English Sporting with the aim to measure the success of the year, and to grow the programme, as well as to branch out to different disciplines.
We launched the Colts Initiative at the start of 2021. Now this new initiative, thanks to Paul's involvement, having had a successful shooting career in his youth representing GB on the Olympic Trap Junior Team, will focus on two of the fast-trap disciplines: Automatic Ball Trap and Olympic Trap.
Through this Initiative, we hope to help up-and-coming colts and juniors to have access to support and guidance as they develop and progress through the rankings, competing at county and regional level and possibly through to an England cap for ABT or OT.
This Initiative is open to any CPSA member who is aged 20 or under on the 1st March 2021, who shoots ABT and/or OT, and would like to apply for consideration.
Online form available at: www.cpsa.co.uk/trapapplication Deadline for application submission is Wednesday 12th May, at midday.
Using the submitted applications and with assistance from CPSA ranking reports, scores, attendance and recognised good character from their fellow members, applicants will be invited for interview.
This year, one male and one female participant will be invited to take part.
Youngsters must show a consistent commitment to the development programme:
Congratulations to the following young shot who have been selected to take part in the 2021 programme:
Hermione Burns and Mathew Paley
“I am looking forward to working with the CPSA and other brands to help encourage other people get into the sport. I am excited to representing the CPSA at all the major ABT and OT comps this year and carry on progressing on my own shooting at the same time” – Hermione
Mathew commented “I am so excited to have been chosen for this initiative, and very thankful, it will really help me promote my shooting skills and talents and help take me to the next level.”