Here at Thimbleby, we welcome customers of all ages and backgrounds to the shooting ground to take aim at a clay for the first time or to finesse their skills and take part in competitions. Our busy calendar of events is testament to how much effort the whole team puts into ensuring everyone has the chance to challenge themself, and our instructors are always happy to share their expertise with visitors.
That’s why the whole team is over the moon to share the news that Thimbleby Shooting Ground is sponsoring and supporting young shot Jack Thompson as he progresses in his fledgling competitive career. Jack is 13 years old and lives in nearby Tollerton with his family, who are all keen followers of rural lifestyle and country sports.
Having first tried clay shooting on the have-a-go stand at a local country show, Jack was immediately hooked and was the proud owner of his own shotgun at the age of eight. Now, Jack spends as much time as possible rough and clay shooting when he’s not at school, and the rest of his spare time collecting vintage and rare cartridges and cartridge boxes. Jack has been entering competitions in the last year and has already had a taste of success with several wins. As well as being invited to a British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) clay and partridge day at Whitfield Estate, Jack has also been asked to be a young ambassador for the organisation.
With his sights now set on winning the Essex Masters Competition in April, Jack is busy working on his shooting and that’s where the support from Thimbleby Shooting Ground is invaluable. Jack will not only enjoy branded kit to shoot in, but also sessions at the shooting ground to help him improve his strike rate. We’re delighted to be helping him and will keep our followers and members in the loop with updates on the TSG social media feeds, newsletter and here on the blog.
Sponsoring Jack is just one of the ways Thimbleby Shooting Ground is committed to supporting the next generation of clay shooting enthusiasts. We’re also delighted to be holding two Young Guns events here this year, one in the Easter school holidays and another in the summer. The aim is to help children and young people from the age of 10 to 16 learn more about clay shooting and air guns in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. The focus is on practical learning and development, and they are an excellent way to entertain young people during the holidays. The dates for your diary are Tuesday 11th of April and Tuesday 8th of April, and please contact Nikki to book a space by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01609 883401 – or by dropping by reception when you’re next here.