Search

Shooting stars Evans and Carter enjoy success at Bisley

15:52 07 March 2013

Rosie Evans and Pam Carter

Rosie Evans and Pam Carter

Archant

The Yarmouth area can hail two shooting stars after a success story bridging the generation gap at the British Airgun Championships.

Pam Carter, 62, from Bradwell, was in the Great Britain team in the 1980s and has competed internationally and won medals.

Now as a pensioner she still competes for fun. She is the current Norfolk air rifle champion and the county team captain.

At the British Championship at Bisley, Surrey, she was competing in the British Masters and the Veterans events.

Rosie Evans, 15, has only been shooting match air rifle for just over a year but has been one of the top scorers in the county team. At the championships she was competing in the aggregate event and the British Ladies Junior Championship, to gain experience.

The Olympic sport of match air rifle shooting is a 60-shot match, shot in the standing position un-supported at a distance of 10 metres on indoor ranges.

The national range at Bisley had 80 electronic registering firing points set up for the championships, which attracted over 200 competitors, including double Olympic medallist Niccolo Campriani from Italy, who is living in Britain while at University.

Pam was the first on to the ranges in the Friday events for the Masters Championships and was 3rd in the qualifying but in the final shot strongly to take 2nd place and the silver medal.

Pam also shot another match course on each of the following days to take the highest score by a veteran in the aggregate to win the silver trophy and the gold medal.

Rosie had started strongly with good scores in the aggregate.

Her big day was the British Junior Ladies Championship event on the Sunday. She and her coach were happy with her shoot, as was the junior national team manager who invited the Caister High School pupil to join the Great Britain Junior Rifle Squad.

The 10-metre target has a 10 spot only 0.5 mm across, which the shot hole must touch to score 10.

The shooter has to support the rifle in the standing position and remain still and balanced for shot after shot in the one hour 45 minute long match.

Pam and Rosie are members of Norwich City Target Club but would like there to be a club local to Yarmouth.

The will and group is there to set it up but they have been unable to find a site for a new club and range at an affordable cost.

They are hoping that someone with a storage or small factory unit or any building where a permanent 10-metre range could be built in, might be able to help.

0 comments

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Friday, June 24, 2016
Will Chris Baker be able to add outdoor glory to his British indoor crown? Picture: BRITISH ATHLETICS/GETTY IMAGES

Chris Baker knows he’s within touching distance of securing automatic qualification for Rio 2016 this summer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Cricket action from the East Anglian Premier League match between Norwich v Swardeston - Norwich in bat with Swardeston fielding. Sanjay Mishra batting for Norwich. 

Picture: MARk BULLIMORE

Overnight rain accounted for two of the three East Anglian Premier League matches scheduled for Norfolk on Saturday – and Swardeston’s players would doubtless have preferred it if the other one had suffered the same fate.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Downham are gaining some momentum in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

Downham Town appear to be finding their feet after making a wretched start to their Premier Division campaign.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
North Elmham opener James White demonstrates his ability with the bat. Picture: MIKE WYATT

A somewhat wetter weekend than last saw some games succumb to the bad weather in the Norfolk League, writes Mike Ridout.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:04
UNSPOILED: naturalist Robin Harrison in his wildfowler's punt in 1969 leaving his Lapwing retreat on Breydon Water where a developer planned a controversial major leisure complex. Picture: MERCURY LIBRARY

Anybody with a grand vision for guiding the Great Yarmouth area towards a bright and prosperous future, restoring us to our long-gone position as brand leader, deserves a hearing and encouragement. All too often, however, these turn out to be over-elaborate, impractical and outrageously expensive and, after the initial hype and euphoria, are consigned to never-never land.

Read more
Marina Centre
Yesterday, 15:00
Irene Tubby

A trailblazer who became Great Yarmouth’s first woman police sergeant has died at the age of 94.

Read more
David
Yesterday, 14:40
Iceland store at Market Gates

Iceland have confirmed they are looking to open up one of their “larger format” stores at the Gapton Hall Retail Park.

Read more
The Hemsby Lifeboat rescued a man from the River Bure near to Stokesby. PICTURE: Hemsby Lifeboat.

A man was rescued from the River Bure after falling from a boat near Stokesby – resulting in a two hour search.

Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Former Claydon school pupil Jenny Oxborough, is concerend that time capules buried in the early 1970's will never be found once building work starts on the former school site.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A former pupil is hoping to dig up time capsules buried in the grounds of her old school before new homes are built.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up