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Shooting Packages

The Academy has a selection of shooting packages available to you, from one to one tuition, simulated clay shooting and corporate clay shooting days. There is something for everyone, from those serious about the sport looking to take their skills to the next level, to those just looking to have some fun! Whatever your requirement we have you covered, from beginners to professionals the Academy welcomes everyone.

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One To One Tuition

For the most comprehensive, hands on, personally tailored to you experience, book our one to one tuition today! Each lesson covers gun fit, working on problem targets, technique…


Simulated Game Shooting Days

Set amongst the beautiful Norfolk and Suffolk countryside, our Simulated Shooting experiences closely replicate the thrill and excitement of the best game shoots. With plenty of challenging…


Corporate Clay Shooting Days

Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy offers complete Corporate and Conference packages for you and your guests, each day can be tailored to suit all requirements and budgets…

Producing winners since 1979...

The Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy founded by Philip Thorrold was created to provide you with the best source of knowledge and training available for shotgun shooting, and to bring together a community of shooters.

The Academy is not endorsed by any sponsorship nor have any ties to other companies, which we believe gives us the freedom to provide 100% honest, knowledge, training and products.

In recent years the Academy has experienced rapid growth, to accommodate this growth the Academy has expanded in just about everything it does. With the creation of multiple arenas setup with a whole variety of different traps, loads more traps added to the entire shooting ground, and the introduction of more coaches. Provide you with the very best in training for all shooting disciplines.


Philip Thorrold

Has been shooting since the age of 6 and has over 46 years’ experience, he is regarded as one of the world’s top shooters and has been a professional shooting coach since 2004, training students in all fields.

Some of the titles Philip has won are:

  • Senior World Compak Sporting Championships 2017 1st

  • Beretta World Sporting Championships Runner Up 2018 

  • British Open Sporting Juniors 1st

  • British Open Sporting Side/Side 1st

  • British Open Sporting (x2) 1st

  • British Open FITASC Sporting 1st

  • NSSA European Iron Man Skeet Germany (399/400) 1st

  • English Open Skeet 1st

  • English All Round 1st

  • Beretta World Sporting Open (x2) 1st

  • FITASC Compact Sporting European (198/200) 1st

  • F.E.D.E.C.A.T Compact/Sporting World Championships Moscow 1st

  • Suffolk Open DTL (100/300) 1st

  • Former England Team Member Sporting

  • Former Great Britain Team Member FITASC

  • Former Great Britain Team Member Compact Sporting

  • CPSA CLA Champion of Champions 2011

Ben Thorrold

Has been shooting since the age of 12 and has over 12 years’ experience, coaches students of all abilities from novice to sporting and game shooters to advanced shooters. Was trained himself by Philip and teaches the same techniques and disciplines.

Some of the titles Ben has won are:

  • Suffolk Masters Sporting 2016 1st

  • Suffolk Masters Sporting 2017 1st