Park Lodge Shooting School instructor appointed as British shooting coach

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''23rd March 2014.'Park Lodge Shooting School, West Cowick.'John Bellamy (right), British Shooting Coach and Tom Bayston.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''23rd March 2014.'Park Lodge Shooting School, West Cowick.'John Bellamy (right), British Shooting Coach and Tom Bayston.

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One of Park Lodge Shooting Schools’ instructors, John Bellamy, has been appointed by British Shooting as one of two new coaches to its double trap shotgun team. John will help boost the squad and bring his wealth of experience and expertise to offer additional guidance to the team members.

John will work specifically with the junior athletes and will work particularly closely with British Shooting’s Talent Pathway Manager, Steve Seligmann, to help nurture the next generation of double trap target shooters, along with Kevin Gill, Head Shotgun Coach with British Shooting, who is directing the shotgun programmes.

John has been shooting clays for over 30 years and represented Great Britain from 1996 to 2003, including at European and World Championships and the 2002 Commonwealth Games. He has been associated with Park Lodge, based at West Cowick in East Yorkshire, since its beginning and currently instructs a range of ages at the School most weekends.

Tom Bayston, Proprietor of Park Lodge commented: “John has very impressive credentials and we are delighted that he has been appointed as a British Shooting coach. Our customers have already been fortunate to experience his coaching and we are sure he will do a brilliant job for the Juniors.”

Speaking about his new role within British Shooting, John Bellamy said: “British Double Trap shooters have a proven ability to perform to exceptional standards both at home and overseas and I hope that my work and involvement with the Junior Squad will help to produce our future champions. I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to be part of this initiative and I am looking forward to renewing old friendships and the making of new ones.”

Keir Worth, Performance Director with British Shooting said: “We are really pleased to welcome John to the team and are confident he and his fellow coaches will move double trap forward and develop the system of all three shotgun disciplines training together at camps.”

John will continue to instruct at Park Lodge Shooting School and sessions with him can be booked by calling 01405 764500 or info@parklodgeshootingschool.co.uk