Saturday 10th June was a triumph for the shooting community. The day marked the third annual ‘’National Ladies’ Shooting Day’’ (#NLSD2017) which is organised by the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club to boost the profile of the sport, to create hype around clay pigeon shooting and to get as many newcomers involved as possible. Well in excess of 1,000 women were out shooting across the country, positively promoting their experiences – and for some it was their first experience clay shooting. The reach across social media was phenomenal with thousands of posts and hundreds of thousands of impressions, which further enhances the visibility and profile of the day and as a result the sport.
This game changing event which is sponsored by Alan Paine, Dubarry, Hull Cartridge, Fur Feather & Fin and Browning was a day long celebration of ladies shooting featuring 25 events at some of the finest and most renowned shooting grounds across the country. The events were hosted by Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club members, who are known for their passion and commitment to the sport and the club. To the hosts and attendees, it’s more than just shooting clays; it’s community, new friends, new experiences and “putting yourself out there”.
National Ladies’ Shooting Day 2017
#NLSD2017 has continued to grow in both numbers and recognition, something that the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club founder Victoria Knowles-Lacks is very proud of:
‘As shooters, we all have a part to play in protecting and promoting our sport, whether it’s excellent conduct, getting others involved or sharing positive images on social media. It astounds me how many people NLSD has reached, not only online but also in terms of attendees, so hopefully we’ve planted the seed in a few people’s minds that shooting is an inclusive sport for all! And it’s not just the day itself – I’ve been blown away by the amount of follow-up enquiries, bookings and involvement from ladies who tried the sport for the first time and are now hooked – I’m already looking forward to next year!’
National Ladies’ Shooting Day is the only one of it’s kind and it continues to be the largest female only clay shooting event in the World!
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