It was not uncommon to see me and my trusty Beretta 687 regularly competing in registered shoots week in week out, sometimes shooting two or more shoots in the same day.
By 1988, I was intent on pushing my capabilities even further and set myself the challenge of making the North of England Sporting Team to join the likes of Tony Heeks, Brendon Frost, Colin Foden, Tony Booth, Martin Doughty and a multitude of other top flight shooters. Although I didn’t make the North of England team in 1988, my persistence paid off seeing me make the grade the following year. The higher up the proverbial ladder I climbed, the greater my ambitions became and soon it became my intention to make the England Sporting Team. Well aware of the challenges I faced, I drew on the years of experience I had travelling the nation to compete, coupled with the tens of thousands of cartridges that I had put through my shotgun; hoping to put everything together to make the cut.