Shooting Talent Pool

Southdown Gun Club & Shooting School Launches it’s Talent Pool for 2017

Southdown Gun Club & Shooting School, have partnered again with premium Italian shotgun manufacturer Zoli and cartridge manufacturer Nobel Sport Italia, we are on a mission to find and champion, someone aspiring to be the next shooting star, by running the second annual “TALENT POOL”, talent search!

Have you ever thought about clay pigeon shooting as a competitive hobby and wondered how you would break into the sport? Are you already a novice shooter and want to progress further?

What would you think if the opportunity existed to be given free coaching support for a year by Southdown Gun Club’s Shooting School, voted the South East’s favourite shooting ground 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as a support package that included a Zoli Z-Gun competition shotgun for a year, with free Nobel Sports Italia cartridges and CPSA membership including insurance?

Southdown Gun Club & Shooting School is holding a number of talent days, where pre-selected entries, chosen via our Facebook page SOUTHDOWNGUNCLUB will be invited to the shooting school in Findon, West Sussex for a complimentary coaching day. Candidates will be assessed on their confidence, enthusiasm and raw talent with the capacity to develop under the guidance of head shooting school coach, Simon Arbuckle CPSA Senior coach, in a world-class training environment.

The winning contender will work towards competing at the CPSA’s British Open Sporting Championships, September 2018, and be given a year-long support package worth over £3,000 to aid their training and development, including the use of a Zoli shotgun! Besides attending lessons, the winner will have some responsibilities, such as becoming the face of Southdown Gun Club & Shooting School’s Talent Pool, and a role model for future aspirational clay shooters, an advocate for the sport, Zoli Z-Gun, Nobel sports Italia and the CPSA. The individual will be chosen by our esteemed panel to be announced.

Talent Pool Dates

Saturday 12th August                      sponsors

Saturday 19th August                   

Saturday 26th August

Saturday 2nd September


How to Apply

We’re looking for some really creative entries. Southdown will be hosting several TALENT POOL days from which a shortlist of entrants will be selected to take part in the Talent Pool final, where only one person can win the best prize in competition shooting.

You can apply to attend a TALENT POOL by following this link or via Facebook, and whilst a short video application is preferred, giving you good brownie points, a personal Bio will suffice, please highlight any achievements or challenges you’ve faced and overcome, why you’re interested in clay pigeon shooting, what the opportunity would mean to you, and how it could impact your life. Deadline for entries is Friday 25th August 2017.

Entrants must be able to commit to attending lessons and practice, a minimum of twice a month and work with Southdown Gun Club & Shooting School and Edgar Brothers to film their journey, and be confident enough to develop their own self-promotion with the associated promotion of Southdown Gun Club & Shooting School, Zoli and Noble Sports Italia by utilising video, and Facebook.