Easemans make it a family first for England
GREAT Missenden duo Phil and Amy Easeman have become the first father and daughter ever to shoot together in an England international.
Last month’s Fitasc Home International was a fourth England cap for Phil but a first for Amy, despite her having represented Great Britain on numerous occasions.
Misbourne School pupil Amy marked her magical moment with a bronze medal too after her score of 75 put her behind only Wales’s Rachel Parish and England teammate Georgia Moule in the ladies category.
While Phil’s finish did not match his daughter’s, he helped the England men take home the team prize.
He said: “Amy has wanted an England cap for ages, and she’s just missed out a few times. The ironic thing is, I’ve achieved all I want from shooting and only went along to the England trials to support Amy – and ending up getting picked myself.
“It’s always nice to represent your country and even nicer to see Amy finally do so.”
Another Bucks shooter, Wendover’s Billy Baughan, won the junior category with a score of 84, while the England team captain was Matt Hance, who grew up in Amersham before moving away from the area.
The tournament followed a recent Grand Prix in Greece, where Amy shot in the compak and won the ladies’ category by 10 targets, but it will be the last bit of competitive shooting she undertakes for a while as she focuses on taking her GCSEs at Misbourne next summer.
England caps: Phil and Amy Easeman