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Our Students

Here at the academy we are proud to share the achievements of our students, we help promote our students successes.


Ami Hedgecock

I started shooting competitions in 2015 after my dad and brother got me to have a go at a local shoot.  I really enjoyed it and decided to dedicate some of my weekends to competitive shooting…

Aaron Harvey

Aaron started clay shooting at the age of 15 years old by his Dad introducing him to Philip Thorrold at his Shooting Academy. On Aaron’s first lesson it was very clear for all to see that he had a…


Charlie Soanes

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…


Darcy McBride

Darcy started shooting a Beretta Silver Pigeon 410 at the age of 11. Both his grandfather and father are shooters, after a few years of shooting air rifles, Darcy decided he would like his own shot…


Henry Bevan

I am 16 years old, I have a huge passion for shooting having been brought up on a family farm in Suffolk. I started shooting on the farm with my Father at the age of 7, more recently from the age…


‘Little’ John Porter

John has been training with Ben and Philip at Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy for 1 year, in that one year John has shot 15,000 cartridges at the age of 8. ‘Little’ John also trains skeet with Pete…


Taylor Hedgecock

Taylor has been shooting since he was 8 years old, he was taken out clay shooting for the day by his grandad, Gordon Webster and has never looked back. He shoots mostly English Sporting…


The coaches...


Philip Thorrold

Has been shooting since the age of 6 and has over 50 years’ experience, he is regarded as one of the world’s top shooters and has been a professional shooting coach since 2004, training students…


Ben Thorrold

Has been shooting since the age of 12 and has over 18 years’ experience, coaches students of all abilities from novice to sporting and game shooters to advanced shooters. Was trained himself by.….