British Shooting have recently launched a new digital competition called the #AimTogether British Shooting SCATT Series*. The competition was launched in response to athletes restrictions to training at home with the intention of bringing the global shooting community together to participate in a fun, inclusive and competitive shooting format.
So far, fourteen countries and four different continents have signed up, signalling a positive response from athletes benefitting from home based training and competition.
The competition is simple. Each month athletes record and submit their scores to British Shooting and in doing so are placed on a leader board to be crowned the SCATT series champion in October.
In addition to keeping the competitive edge in athletes, it encourages athletes to develop basic marksmanship skills in fun game based format.
Dean Leak, Talent Pathways Manager, said: “It is great seeing so many countries coming together and supporting each other during this difficult period. We have an excellent workforce who are doing a great job in reaching out to athletes, parents and coaches to first and foremost care for their wellbeing and mental health.
“We’re seeing some excellent innovation during this period and a special shout out goes to Craig Dower, British Shooting Rifle coach, for driving the #AimTogether initiative and providing athletes with something fun and competitive to get stuck into. Research into most impactful brands on social media during this period (march) showed Playstation, Lego, Xbox and Nintendo were ranked highest in all sections. This reaffirms our belief that play and fun is at the heart of what we want to offer our community”
*SCATT is the name of the camera system to record all of your movements on the target