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BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting awards 2020 open for nominations

With three categories and some fantastic prizes, nominations to the annual BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting awards have opened.

In recognition of outstanding contributions and support to ladies' shooting the awards enter their fourth year. Owing to their growing success the 2020 awards will be split into three categories:

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.

We are pleased to announce that our sponsors this year are The Sporting Lodge and Barbour. Each winner will receive a crystal star award from BASC and a Barbour Ladies Beadnell jacket kindly gifted from our sponsors.

Nominations can be made on the BASC website - https://basc.org.uk/ladies/basc-ladies-shooting-awards/

Kathleen O'Connor, BASC Ladies' Shooting coordinator, said: "The awards are there to celebrate and recognise those who continue to make positive contributions 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, so much so there is ample space to create categories and further celebrate the growing sector of ladies shooting.”

Last year's award was won by Emma Norbury-Perrott, founder of the Ladies Rifle Club, a ‘group for ladies with a love of rifles and deer stalking’.

Emma said: “It was an honour to be awarded the BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting 2019.

“Thank you to those who nominated me and thankyou to all the ladies involved in the Ladies Rifle Club, without you the club would not be possible.

“We will be back in 2021 with more rifle shooting events and we hope to inspire more and more ladies to join us.”


Notes to Editors:
BASC Ladies’ Shooting was set up in 2015 to support and promote ladies’ events throughout the UK.

Female membership continues to be one of BASC’s largest growing sectors. This is backed up by a higher than average increase in female firearms certificate applications over the past five years according to the Home Office.  https://basc.org.uk/more-women-taking-part-in-shooting-latest-home-office-figures-show/

The closing date for this year’s awards is 31 January 2021.

For more information, visit https://basc.org.uk/ladies/basc-ladies-shooting-awards/

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Nominations can be made by using the contact form here: https://basc.org.uk/ladies/basc-ladies-shooting-awards/

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