Huge congratulations to Felix Bailey who jas just been awarded an academic scholarship to Brighton College. The school, but in particular Mr Grobbelaar and Mr Foster, are very proud of him!
THE NATIONAL CLAY SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
On Saturday 27th April two teams set off from Windlesham to compete in the Clay Shooting National Championships (a contest we won a few years back and which we have re-joined recently). At a variety of stands on the Black Course, our boys took 32 shots each at clays flying overhead from different directions (and some rolling/bouncing along the ground, known as ‘clay rabbits’). Windlesham entered two teams in a field of 16. Although our 2nd Team (Tom Ibbitson, Callum Owen and Oli Hutchison) acquitted themselves well (taking 9th place), our 1st Team (Ed Higham, Felix Dennis and Hayden Frith – our Captain) performed very well indeed. Ed achieved our highest score of 21, Hayden scored 20, and Felix racked up 19 hits. This put them in the running for the winner’s trophy. However, they tied with Maidwell and both of these teams were beaten in the end by the Ashfold, who took the trophy by only two clays (a top score of 62). Mr Phil Williams, our Shooting Coach, was very pleased with the day’s results and the way our six intrepid competitors undertook the challenge. Hopefully, Windlesham will be in the running for the top guns position again next year, but 2nd in the Nationals was a worthy accolade. It was great to see the Windlesham Clay Shooting Captain of 2012 (Ollie Milne-Skillman) doing well for his secondary school team on the Red Course next door.