After a taxing selection weekend that took place over the Easter holidays, Seb Treacy went on tour to Jersey with the UK Cadet Rifle Team (UKCRT) over two weeks in the summer. The UKCRT Team landed at St Helier harbour on the island with the intention of shooting in the Jersey Rifle Association (JRA) Open and shooting against the Channel Islands under 19 Team.
After a few days touring the island, the JRA Open was underway. Seb hit the ground running scoring a possible (Highest possible score) on the first day at 600 yards. After this the good scores kept rolling in with few exceptions. Seb also managed to succeed in earning a highest possible score at 900 yards in one of the longer 15-shot shoots. Finishing in the top 30 in the open, and 4th in his team, Seb was chosen as captain for the day following the open, where the UKCRT team was to face off with the Channel Islanders team. Despite excellent scores throughout the team Seb only dropped two points out of 150 all day, the UKCRT lost the day, but spirits were still high after the exciting week. The team had won 3 trophies between them (One was won by Seb) and enjoyed theirtime on Jersey.
Seb is now looking forward to future successes with the school, where he is to act as second in command for the team.
This competition took place on the 15th and 16th June at the Cambridge Gun Club. A field of 200 Cadets from all over the United Kingdom competed against each other in disciplines of Down the Line, a Fifty Bird Flush and Sporting.
As the College is rebuilding its clay target shooting team after a gap of seven years, expectations of doing anything spectacular were put on hold! However, Miles Orford, Mungo Levett- Scrivener, Jack Gawthrop and Toby Warner did their very upmost to keep us in the middle of the table.
The College finished 7th out of fifteen CCFs that qualified and overall 20th out of the forty-five teams that participated. Miles Orford was the College’s top shot, finishing 13th in the CCF list and joint 34th overall. Well done!
The Pre-Season Practice hosted by the OF Rifle Club this year took place on 27-28 April.
After zeroing the weapons we moved to the 300 yard firing point on Century Range and commenced our firing practices. We then moved back to the 500 and 600 yard points.
The weekend was a great success and this goes down to the time and effort put in by a handful of Old Framlinghamians who generously gave up their time to help and for which we are truly grateful. The cadets have been well-prepared and we look forward to an exciting and successful season this year.
The Inter-House .22 Shooting Competition took place over the week of the 26 – 30 November 2012.
This year has again been a very close competition. The majority of shooters’ managed to score in the 90’s which was very good to see.
The top shot for the Girls House was Olivia David with a score of 99, and from the Boys Houses, Seb Treacy and Jimmy Huston tied with scores of 100.
The winning House, for the Girls’ was Moreau and Stradbroke took the boys title.
Roy Witham, Shooting Master
The Imperial full bore shooting competition takes place from 13th – 19th July at the Bisley Shooting Grounds, Surrey. This prestigious event, which will see Framlingham College student Seb Treacy rubbing shoulders with competitors from all over the World.
As part of the build up, Seb (pictured above) attended a practice hosted by the Old Framlinghamian Rifle Club on Saturday 9th June 2012. The morning was a real test of Seb’s shooting ability as he started at 900 yards and then moved back to 1000 yards followed by lunch and then on 300 and 600 yards which are familiar to him. The day was a learning curve, not only with the shooting aspect, but also being able to read the wind and being able to complete score cards.
All at the College would like to wish him success for this forth coming event.