North Devon Gazette

Bideford Rifle Club members have entered a wide variety of individual leagues this summer, all shot on their home range, with targets entered on a postal basis.

Melton Times

Holwell Rifle Club shooter Sharon Lee bounced back from a sparse 12 months with two English titles. The Queniborough markswoman had high hopes of making the British Olympic team this summer, but her chances were wrecked by injury which forced her to miss too much vital winter training.

Two of our women pistol shooters were among the early participants in the Olympic torch relay. Gorgs Geikie (left below) from Okehampton, recently selected as part of Team GB for 2012, carried the torch through her hometown and GB Junior and member of Blackburn R&PC, Rachel Whitehead (right below) carried her torch through Horwich, Lancashire.

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The Mayleigh Match (the postal international competition) and the Gallie Match (the British Pistol Championship) were to have been contested at the Northern Ireland Pistol Meeting in June. However this event has been cancelled because of insufficient entries. The NSRA Pistol, Airgun and Crossbow Committee is currently looking at alternatives for the shooting of these matches in 2012 and an announcement will be made as soon as possible.

Spalding Guardian

Spalding Rifle Club’s demise will close an association over 100 years old with rifle target shooting as a sport in the district.

Selkirk Journal

The Selkirk Junior Rifle Club held its local club competition, fun shoot and barbecue June 2-3 at the Selkirk Game and Fish Range in East Selkirk.

This is Cornwall

The Cornwall Target Shooting Association held its annual dinner and prize giving at the Sandy Lodge Hotel, Newquay, when the guest of honour, who also presented the prizes, was Cornwall councillor, Lance Kennedy.

Exmouth Journal 24

A big increase in membership to the Budleigh Salterton Rifle Club meant that four teams were entered into the Devon Winter League.

North Devon Gazette

Alex Raymont, Mog Thomson and Jonathan Morris have all won through to the final stage – Alex Raymont will shoot in the airgun final in October, while Mog Thomson and Jon Morris both take part in the prone rifle final on August 12th at the start of the national meeting.

The latest member of the British Olympic team thinks her 'fantastic' experience with the Torch Relay will help in her preparation for targeting Gold at this summer's London Games.

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