Mayor attends Clay Pigeon Shooting Association awards
Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017
Special awards ceremony held at The Belfry
Mayor John Smitten attends The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association Awards
The Mayor of North Warwickshire Borough Council and the Mayoress, Councillor and Mrs John Smitten, were the Guests of Honour at the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association Annual Awards which took place at The Belfry Hotel & Resort on Saturday 4th February.
Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies MBE hosted the awards, with names from all corners of the shooting spectrum present.
A total of nine awards were presented on the night, each focusing on a different aspect of the sport to acknowledge outstanding achievement in that field. All the nominees and winners of the awards were voted for by CPSA members.
Among the highlights of the night, 2016 Olympic Bronze medallist Ed Ling was voted Clay Shooter of the Year, having been voted from a shortlist of five contenders, which also featured fellow 2016 Olympic Bronze medallist Steve Scott.
Ed said, “It’s a great honour to be up here and I’d like to thank the CPSA for organising the event. I must also thank my family for all the support they have given me over the years. This is a fantastic way to round off what has been a great year for me.”
Nick Fellows, Chief Executive of the CPSA said, “We’re delighted to see so many people recognised and honoured here tonight at what has been a fantastic celebration of all that is good in our sport. All of the nominees were put forward by their peers and the winners voted for by CPSA members, so it’s a great event to raise our profile too. The Awards dinner has grown year on year and has fantastic support from the shooting industry as a whole and we thank our sponsors in particular for their support in making tonight a change in how we recognise the many achievements of our members.”
Massive thanks must go to all the sponsors who supported each of the award categories, many of whom generously donated prizes.
The full list of winners can be found below:
Clay Shooter of the Year: Ed Ling
Special Contribution Award: Martin Barker
County Committee of the Year: Cheshire
Disabled Shooter of the Year: Andy Womble
Ground of the Year: E.J. Churchill
Young Shot of the Year: Amy Easeman
Volunteer of the Year: Julie Sperling
Development Initiative of the Year: Cheryl Hall
Coach of the Year: Linda Grayson
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