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Shooting Team win an array of trophies

 SES Shooting teamThe Stamford Endowed Schools Shooting Team is celebrating their successes as the team is presented with an array of trophies from their recent competitions. Over 70 teams entered the National Rifle Association competition at Bisley in July, with over 650 cadets taking part in total. The seven SES cadets were; Joe Hudson (captain), Jack Stops, Rosie Coe, Anna Pywell, Sam Taylor, Emily Bilsby and Adam Stops. For some of them it was their first opportunity to shoot over the three different distances: 300 yards, 500 yards and 600 yards.

During the awards presentation the SES Shooting Team received the Country Life Small Bore Trophy as well as The Country Life Silver Salver from the national competition earlier this year. Captain Sam Taylor was awarded a silver medal for his outstanding performance at Bisley after the two days of shooting. The team were also presented with the Bermuda Cup 2013 which they had retained for the second consecutive year, beating local rivals Oakham, Oundle, Uppingham and Wellingborough.

Headmaster at Stamford School, Will Phelan, said “The Schools have a proud tradition of success in this nation wide competition and the success of the team and individuals was another testament to hard work, effort and talent. We were all delighted with the student’s performances and honoured to present them with their prizes. The main cup is impressive indeed and will have pride of place in our already busy trophy cabinet.