Target shooting is a fun, accessible and fast-growing sport. Popular with girls and boys and suitable for disabled and able-bodied children.
With regular practice, target shooting increases skill and coordination, confidence and self-discipline, teamwork and friendship.
Spring 2024 classes are booking now at Ashford, Hildenborough, St Pauls Cray and Sevenoaks. Begin your first term with a Two Week Trial starting from February 9th
What to expect
- Training in air rifle and air pistol for ages 8 to 18 running during school terms
- Skills training for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
- Participation in county-level and national competitions for ambitious competitors
- Friendly and supportive environment for those who shoot just for fun
- No equipment fees and full use of the school’s high-quality air rifles/pistols
- DBS and NSRA accredited instructors providing expert individual tuition for every child
Hit the Mark
Stay on Target
“We’d tried to get Alex interested in different clubs but nothing kept his interest. Since the first target shooting taster session he’s not looked back. He finds it very hard to concentrate on anything usually but he seems to manage it while shooting. He’s proud of his shooting and is better behaved than anywhere else.”
Ten things we LOVE about Target Shooting!
1. Lots of fun!
It’s so much fun! We love our sport and know your child will get as much enjoyment from this sport as we do.
2. Sociable and welcoming
3. For everyone!
4. Supports physical development
Our target shooters need stamina, upper body and core strength to safely handle a rifle and keep it steady while aiming. Even if they don’t start with these, they’ll quickly develop them.
5. Improves focus
You don’t just need physical strength to shoot, you need plenty of mental agility too. Young shooters improve their focus, resilience and attention skills while practising shooting.
6. Increases patience
Young target shooters also learn how to be patient; able to plan their next shot with a cool head as well as managing their time effectively.
7. Provides purpose
It’s a fact that some children don’t shine at mainstream team sports. Individual sports like target shooting can give these children the chance to enjoy a sport that plays to their strengths.
8. Sets personal goals
Young target shooters are encouraged to set personal goals as they improve, which contributes to a real sense of achievement when they reach them.
9. Promotes teamwork
And it’s far from just an individual discipline, it can be a team sport teaching your child how to lead others, support them and rely on them.
10. Completely safe
Any sport can be dangerous if people are reckless. Our pupils learn to use rifles responsibly, focusing on theirs and others’ safety on the range.