10 Oct 2017

Tuesday 10 October 2017

William Thompson (Year 13, Selwyn) showcased excellent precision last weekend to beat more than 300 competitors in the North Island Single Rise Clay Target Shooting competition, held on Saturday 30 September.

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To place first in the competition, closely following the High Over All winner, William had to successfully shoot 82 straight shots, missing only his 83rd shot.

“I surprised myself at how focused and relaxed I was on the day and put this down to the superb coaching and mentoring I have had from my coaches over the last five years at King’s,” says William.

The College team is led by Teacher-in-Charge of Clay Target Shooting, John Jackson, and supported by Olympic selector and Coach Gavin Paton. Both were thrilled with William’s results and the continued hard work and mental concentration he has given the sport, which was evident at the competition.

“Naturally we are delighted for William as this result not only vindicates the hours put into practice but it also shows the levels of determination and concentration he possesses,” says John.

 Throughout the year the students have committed to two training sessions a week with additional opportunities to shoot on Sunday mornings. The North Island Single Rise competition was the final national competition for the team, who will now look to hone their skills for the year ahead.