This weekend saw the Wisbech Grammar shooting team attended the Clay Shooting British Schools and Young Shots Championship, to defend their 2016 victory in the under 14 competition. The defending team again consisted of William Gilbert and Thomas Newby as well as new member Mason Slender.
This year also saw the addition of a Wisbech Grammar School senior team entering the competition. This newly formed side of six included Cameron Brown; William Lankfer; Frazer Brown; Samuel Murphy; Charles Brown and Henry Mair.
With afternoon commitments both teams entered the early shoot time and after a few practice shots they made their way to the competition courses. The under 14 side eased their way into the competition, progressing at each stand to finish confidently. The senior side having set off slightly earlier made light work of their route, finishing in time to support the younger team on their final stand.
The under 14 side narrowly missed out on retaining the trophy finishing third place overall, with William Gilbert being two clays away from the high shot award. Although the senior team did not manage a podium place this year, it was a great experience for them all, which will no doubt stand them in good stead for future competitions.