Pic­ture of the month

Shooting Gazette - - Elevenses -

Game shoot­ing would be noth­ing with­out the new blood com­ing into the sport each year, so it felt only right to give our pic­ture of the month award to Con­nah baker, who was re­cently awarded the ngo’s Frank Jenk­ins memo­rial Tro­phy “in recog­ni­tion of his pas­sion, de­ter­mi­na­tion and con­sid­er­able abil­i­ties” dur­ing his time as a game­keep­ing stu­dent at rease­heath Col­lege in Cheshire. Con­nah, 18, was a top stu­dent on his Level 3 ex­tended Diploma in Land and Wildlife man­age­ment course at rease­heath and hopes one day to be­come a head­keeper on a grouse moor.

He was pre­sented with his tro­phy at the mid­land Game Fair by ngo chair­man Liam bell. “Con­nah is a re­mark­ably ma­ture lad, whose love for the job shone through. The ref­er­ences from his col­lege and work place­ments were first class and the judges, who had to sort through a par­tic­u­larly strong list of nom­i­nees, picked him as a clear win­ner,” said mr bell.

Good luck with your fu­ture ca­reer, Con­nah, and a bot­tle of cham­pagne is on its way to help you toast to your suc­cess.

con­nah Baker re­ceiv­ing his ngo frank Jenk­ins memo­rial tro­phy from Liam Bell, chair­man, na­tional Game­keep­ers’ or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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