Great Britain Shooting Team
At E.J.Churchill we are passionate about developing shots in every stage of shooting from the complete beginner to the professionals. We are proud to take this a step further and sponsor two of Team GB’s highly successful and up and coming shots – Amber Hill and Stanley Baughan.
Amber and Stanley have both enjoyed much shooting success in the UK and abroad representing Team GB and we are delighted to be able to share their journey and celebrate their successes. Read on to find out more.
Amber started shooting when she was about 10 years old and initially got into it as she didn’t want to watch her brother play rugby every weekend and so decided to go shooting with her Grandad. At first she just wanted to give it a go but found a like for it, and it soon became clear that she was a natural. Amber began to win her local shoot at colt and junior level but soon progressed to ladies as she shot for her county and won many shoots. She has many titles to her name in all disciplines. Amber wanted to go further and at the age of 12 she got a place in the ladies England skeet team again winning many titles including British and English open skeet lady champion. Amber then decided to try out at the age of 14 to get into Olympic skeet for which she made the England and GB ladies team within a few months and within a year is now currently ranked number 1 in England and Great Britain, 4th in Europe and 6th in the world.
Here is a list of Amber’s achievements so far:
Gold – ISSF World Cup – Acapulco
6th – ISSF World Cup – Cyprus
Bronze – International Junior Cup – Germany
Gold – International Junior Cup – Finland
Silver – International Junior Cup – Italy
Bronze – Italian Green Cup
Ladies Team Silver – European Championships – Germany
Ladies High Gun – Home International – Scotland
Ranked No. 1 in Great Britain and England Ladies Team
Currently ranked 6th in World Rankings
BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2013 Winner! Read more >>
After a very successful period shooting English Skeet where Stanley won many titles and qualified for the Junior England team 2010-2012 which consecutively took the junior title and Stanley took many individual titles, he decided to try and further his success by shooting Olympic Skeet. He started training in November 2012 with the ambition to get a place in the GB team within two years if possible. However, despite missing out on the first qualifying shoot which had gone when he started shooting the discipline he shot his way straight into the Junior OSK team this year.
Stanley has seen success in 2014, winning the CPSA Junior Olympic Skeet English Open and Junior Olympic Skeet English Grand Prix. He shot 183 over the weekend to take the title.
He has had considerable success already including:
Junior Silver Medal – Uk Championships – Doveridge
Junior High Gun – Southern Counties
Junior Champion – South East Olympic Skeet – South End
2nd Junior and joint 7th overall – English Open – Doveridge
Junior High Gun and 7th overall – England Grand Prix – Doveridge
GB Junior team 6th overall and 17th Individual overall – European Championships – Germany
Junior High Gun, B Class High Gun, overall High Gun – South East Inter-Counties Olympic Skeet Championships