GWCT loads up with charity ambassador

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has revealed Team GB shooter Matt Coward-Holley as its new charity ambassador.

Matt, an Olympic bronze medallist and world champion in men’s trap, will be working with the GWCT to help promote best shooting practices, high standards within the industry, the conservation value of shooting, and promotion of the trust’s Accredited Game Shot Test.

Matt said: “Shooting is not only a profession for me but also a lifelong passion. When I am not on the international shooting circuit representing my country, I am an avid supporter of country sports and keeping them alive.

“Shooting truly is a British pastime that is an integral part of country life. From the gamekeepers, all the way up to the Olympics, this sport brings people together.

“My fiancée and I are very lucky to be able to run our own small business in south Wiltshire, where we take great pride and interest in the conversation of our wildlife. I also enjoy supporting other local estates, which includes loading and beating for them.

“Since my Olympic successes at the Tokyo 2021 Games, my company Hillfort Sporting has started a scholarship program to help young shooters. It is so important to me to give back to the next generation of shooters to keep this sport alive for future generations.”

Matt will also be at the GWCT London Clay Day on Thursday, June 8th at Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds.

He will be speaking during the day, which will shooting, teas and coffee on arrival, mid-afternoon refreshments, a summer drinks reception, and a delicious three-course supper with game meat provided by Willo Game.

It is priced at £1,200 for a team of four guns, and this includes all the clays and cartridges, kindly sponsored by Eley Hawk. There will be eight unique stands for teams to have some fun with and test their ability before the next shooting season.

Matt added: “I am very excited to come and experience the GWCT London Clay Day and raise some much-needed funds for the trust.”