The hunt is on for women who have made an outstanding contribution to ladies shooting, with three special awards designed to honour their work.
The British Association of Shooting and Conservation, through its Ladies Star of Shooting Awards 2021, will be celebrating their achievements and is now inviting nominations.
After the outstanding success of last year’s awards, entries are invited for the same three categories, with sponsorship from The Sporting Lodge:
- Target Shooting Star – including clay shooting, air rifle shooting, coaching and all the surrounding support.
- Field to Fork Star – those creative and resourceful game cooks and caterers.
- Game and Gamekeeping Star – not just for game shooters but also those who contribute to the planning and enjoyment of the day.
Kathleen O’Connor, BASC Ladies’ Shooting coordinator, said: “The awards are there to celebrate and recognise those who continue to make a positive contribution to our sport. If you know anyone who deserves a nomination, please tell us about them.
“The awards continue to go from strength to strength, creating three categories in 2020 gave us the most nominations that we have had so far.”
BASC’s Ladies’ Shooting was set up in 2015 and aims to build on a growth in female firearms certificate applications over the past five years.
Last year’s awards were won by 11-year-old Ellen Winters, in the Target Shooting category, under-keeper Amy Moore won the Game and Gamekeeping category and farmer’s wife Sue Critchley topped the Field to Fork category.
Nominations can be made on the BASC website and the closing date is January 31st 2022.