When does it take place?
The Clay Pigeon Shooting Championships takes place in the Summer term.
The 2021/22 has taken place.
The details of the 2022/23 competition are yet to be confirmed.
For events in the Autumn term, bookings will open during the Summer term preceding it.
For events in the Spring term, bookings will open during the Autumn term.
For events in the Summer term, bookings will open during the Spring term.
Level of shooter
The championships are aimed at developing the sport from a variety of levels including beginners, but not complete novices.
U11 & U12 - 30 bird shoot
U13 - 50 bird shoot
The entry fee includes; gun hire, 30/50 cartridges and clays, refreshments for all competitors, baseball cap and public liability insurance.
Comfortable outdoor clothing including appropriate walking shoes or boots is recommended.
Shoulder pads or shooting jackets are also advised but not essential.
Competitors should bring a change of shoes and their school blazers for the awards presentation.
Both 12 and 20 bore shotguns will be available to all competitors at each stand.
Ear protectors will be provided on the day although pupils may wish to bring their own.
Competitors may also bring their own shotguns. Should competitors wish to use their own shotguns, the licence holder of the gun must be present at the championships throughout the day and they MUST carry their own shotgun certificate as by law they can not travel without it.
Additional equipment can be purchased on the day of the championships at the West London Shooting School store.
Experience and Safety
All competitors should have at least a basic knowledge and understanding of gun safety and some shooting experience prior to the championship.
Pupils who do not display the sufficient safety knowledge prior to the event may be asked not to compete and will not be refunded.
There must be a teacher responsible for the competitors at all times, failure to be able to provide a member of staff may mean teams forfeiting the Championships.
All pupils that enter the Championships will be automatically entered into the individual award competition.
Each school can enter a maximum of 6 shooters per age group (U11, U12 & U13).
The maximum entries from a school is 18 competitors.
For the team awards, schools have the choice of entering one of two team competitions and scoring systems - either the IAPS Team competition or the WLSS Team competition (not both).
Schools may only enter 1 team per age group and may only enter 1 of the team competitions.
Teams must be made up of the same age group.
IAPS Team Award
Teams are made up of between 1-6 competitors.
Scores will NOT be averaged, simply totalled.
Teams of less than 6 shooters (per age group) will NOT have their scores averaged, only totalled to reflect the team score.
Competitors will not be allowed to shoot twice to replace absent competitors.
WLSS Team Award
Teams are made up of between 2-4 competitors.
Scores will be averaged based on the total number of clays shot and the number of members within the team.
Competitors will not be allowed to shoot twice to replace absent competitors.
Competitor detailsOnce you have booked, you will be asked to provide some details about your competitors before the event. In line with GDPR, only essential information is collected in order to be able to organise the sports event.
Opening date: TBC
Closing date: TBC
Cost of entry: £75 per individual
All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
Competitors ages must be taken from 1st September 2021.
Competitors may only enter one age group per competition.
Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.
Terms and Conditions
Schools must read and accept the Terms and Conditions before booking onto an IAPS event.
All IAPS Sports competitions are school events and we expect a member of school staff to attend. Parents cannot attend events in place of a member of school staff.
A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues for each event. If you require a copy of the events risk assessment, please contact IAPS Sport.
IAPS is committed to protecting your personal data. Data will be processed for the purposes of responding to requests to enter and participate in IAPS sport events. The Association has a legitimate interest for processing basic and sensitive personal data and will only process and keep the minimum required data to organise and run events safely. IAPS will only share your data with third parties where necessary to do so to compete in an IAPS sporting event and to meet National Governing Bodies regulations. Further information is available here.
The IAPS media policy sets out our approach to the use of media supplied to the association by member schools, and the use of media by IAPS staff at sports events. It does not cover the use of media by individual schools at events. IAPS member schools should have their own policies to cover the use of media at events.
Photography advice at IAPS events
There is no professional photography at any IAPS event however parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children (Ask the Police, 2018). IAPS asks parents and spectators to be cautious when sharing any images on social media. The NSPCC have useful advice on sharing images here.
Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
Children must never be subject to any form of treatment that is harmful, racist, abusive, humiliating or degrading. All reasonable steps must be taken to promote the interests and well-being of children and protect them from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment, as all children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
IAPS's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.
Anti Bullying Policy
Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim. IAPS Anti Bullying policy sets out our approach to bullying and the procedures in place to prevent bullying taking place at IAPS sports events.
Sport Events Manager | Designated Safeguarding Officer
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Sport Events Coordinator | Deputy Safeguarding Officer
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Phone 01926 887833
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The national governing body for Clay Pigeon Shooting in England is The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association.
The championships are conducted under the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association rules. The judges decision on the course is final and cannot be appealed.
Schools are prohibited from having a coach, staff or parent with the pupils in the stands at the time of the competition due to the club safety regulations.
Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.
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A range of products are available, specific to each individual sport, in a range of colours and sizes to suit all ages, including producing team hoodies for schools.
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