Charlie
Soanes

 

Joined the Academy: 2014

Shooting Fields: English Sporting, English Skeet, Compak Sporting

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Student Bio:

Well a little bit about me, I started shooting when I was about 6 or 7 yrs old with a side by side .410, my dad used to run a small Game shoot on a DIY basis and I often used to go Pigeon shooting with him and help him out on the shoot with the Pheasant and Partridges etc. When he packed up the shoot in 2013 he started to take me Clay shooting and I loved it, he treated me to a lesson with Philip, who took me on as a student at the Academy and it all started from there.    

By the end of my first year at 12yrs old I had made the Norfolk shooting team for Juniors in sporting and won the Norfolk Skeet championship for juniors too, since then I have shot for the county a few times and had other Norfolk titles to my belt, but my interest and goals are to represent the country at national levels, England or GB team in Sporting/Compak/Fitasc disciplines.  

As for highlights, well there have been many, just to be nominated (twice now) for young shot of the year award by cpsa members is flattering and humbling, meeting George Digweed and having my photo with him could be another highlight in my short shooting career, shooting a 95 at Sporting at sixteen or could it be being picked by Italian gun makers Rizzini as the only UK sponsored Junior shooter, there are so many highlights to choose just one, I am just so happy to meet and make wonderful new friends from all around the country. 

Just goes to show you don’t have to be the best to get recognition, just be yourself and nice to others, this goes far in my book. 

My Sponsors Deal
Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy Coaching
CPC/Laporte Clay Targets
TVC (The Validation Centre) Training Cartridges
Muller Chokes Choke Tubes
Hull Cartridge Co. Cartridges
Rizzini Guns Gun
Sunglasses for Sport Pilla shooting glasses/lenses
Mum & Dad Say no more!
 

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Student Achievements:

2019 -

  • British Open Sport Trap 3rd in Juniors 2019.

  • Runner- up at British Schools and Young Shots 49x50.

2018 -

  • Runner-up CPSA young shot of the year award

  • 2nd BICTSF English Open Compak Championships in Colts

2017 -

  • Runner-up CPSA young shot of the year award

  • 2nd Southdown Grand Masters in Colts

  • 1st Essex Masters in Colts

  • 2nd Norfolk FITASC Championship in Juniors

  • 1st Premier League in Colts

  • 1st Suffolk Sport Trap Championship in Colts

  • 3rd ICTSF World Sporting in Colts

2016 -

  • 5th Essex Masters in Colts

  • Royal Berkshire Handicap classic - in shoot off final

  • 2nd English sporting Championship in Colts

  • 3rd East Midlands Skeet Championship in Juniors

  • 1st Suffolk Sporting Championship in Colts

  • 1st Norfolk Skeet Championship in Juniors (Norfolk title)

  • 3rd British All-Round Championship in Colts

  • 1st World Sporting Pre-Lim in Colts

  • 4th World Sporting in Colts

  • 2nd Norfolk FITASC Championship in Junior

  • 4th British Skeet championship in Colts

  • 4th British Sport Trap in Colts

  • 2nd British Sporting Championship in Colts

  • Premier League Series high gun

  • 1st Premier League Series in Colts

  • 1st Suffolk Sport Trap Championship in Colts

  • 1st Norfolk Skeet Doubles Championship Juniors