The E.J. Churchill George Digweed Academy
We are immensely proud to be launching The E.J. Churchill George Digweed Academy. George has been working tirelessly with our instructors for the last 18 months, teaching them his method of shooting and we have 5 coaches that have passed and been accredited to teach his method.
Rob Fenwick MD of E.J. Churchill had the following to say: “Three years ago I was shooting with George in Kent and we started talking about the growth we were both seeing for our wonderful sport. We discussed many things, but one thing was how George wanted to create a legacy to take forward and how he wanted to support the industry more whilst at the pinnacle of his career.
One year later George joined E.J. Churchill as our Global Shooting Ambassador and we are very proud to have him as part of our team. George had several remits, being to help us with our commitment to running World Championship events and to deliver them to an exceptional standard for the World to see and for the UK to be proud of. However, the main objective was to work with our team to share a method of shooting that has seen him dominate the sport for over 35 years, enabling him to win 26 world titles and over 150 international titles, making him the greatest achieving British athlete we have in the UK.
We think there is a very exciting future ahead for our sport and projects like this will be critical to the longevity of our sport.”
George Digweed MBE: “I am extremely proud of my association with E.J. Churchill, it has been a real pleasure getting to work so closely with the instructors that we have here, and I am really proud with how they have taken everything onboard and are also so invested in the teaching method. It is wonderful to have an opportunity where people can come and shoot a different method and to be able to showcase what I have learnt and perfected over the last 30 years.”
George developed his shooting method by watching the best elite shooters in the world shoot and compete, he spoke to many world class coaches from other sporting backgrounds as well as looking at the similarities in other sports, such as cricket and golf. All of this has meant he has been able to produce a technique that’s exacting every time, and more importantly it’s a modern-day approach that is suited to the equipment used, whether it be clay or game shooting and for today’s sport.
Lessons are available for all abilities and open to both members and non-members, and if you are a keen game shot now is the perfect time to try the method for yourself before the season commences. Call our reception team on 01494 883227 or email [email protected]