Ea­gle eye Amy shoots out of her age range

Young­ster guns for se­niors ti­tle, de­spite be­ing just 14

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AGE will cer­tainly not be a bar­rier when teenage clay pi­geon shooter Amy Ease­man chases an elu­sive gold at the World Cham­pi­onships later this month.

De­spite be­ing aged just 14, the South Heath young­ster will be com­pet­ing amongst the se­niors rather than the ju­niors in Tallinn, Es­to­nia, from June 24-27.

But she is still con­fi­dent of go­ing one bet­ter than the sil­ver she won at last year’s World Cham­pi­onships – an ef­fort she matched at the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships ear­lier this year.

Dad Phil Ease­man said: “She will be af­ter that gold medal and with the team she is go­ing out there with, she stands a very good chance.

“It’s very un­usual for some­one her age to be shoot­ing with the se­niors, but she has made a good name for her­self, and the ladies know she is some­one to be reck­oned with.

“They know what she is all about.”

Ease­man goes into the tour­na­ment on the back of some re­cent im­pres­sive per­for­mances, n not least beat­ing her own coach, mul­ti­ple world cham­pion Ch­eryl Hall, to win the Femme Fa­tales ladies open shoot at the Royal Berk­shireB last month.

This fol­lowed a bronze medal in t the ladies cat­e­gory at the English Grand Prix in West Wy­combe, but she just missed out on the medals at the Ital­ian Grand Prix, fin­ish­ing fourth amongst the ladies.

De­spite be­ing dis­ap­pointed with her show­ing at the English Sport­ing Open, where she shot 96 out of 120, Ease­man still col­lected first lady and third over­all at the prize giv­ing.

There has also been recog­ni­tion f from the Clay Pi­geon Shoot­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, who voted her Young Shot of the Year, to go along­side her Chiltern Dis­trict Youth Sport Awards tri­umph.

Ease­man thanks spon­sors Brown­ing, Hull Car­tridges, R&K Stock­craft and MPA In­sur­ance, and her school, Mis­bourne, which has been gen­er­ous in al­low­ing her time off for com­pe­ti­tions.

ON TAR­GET: South Heath young­ster Amy Ease­man man re­ceiv­ing a tro­phy and (right) in ac­tion

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