Isleham teenage rifle-shooter to represent GB

PUBLISHED: 17:24 26 February 2007 | UPDATED: 13:51 04 May 2010

Henry Day

Henry Day

AN ISLEHAM teenager has been chosen to represent Britain at a prestigious target shooting event in Canada later this year. Army cadet Henry Day, 18, has been selected from thousands of hopefuls from across the country to be a member of the 18-strong Great

AN ISLEHAM teenager has been chosen to represent Britain at a prestigious target shooting event in Canada later this year.

Army cadet Henry Day, 18, has been selected from thousands of hopefuls from across the country to be a member of the 18-strong Great Britain under-19 target rifle team.

Mr Day, a member of the Newmarket unit, said: "I am very proud to represent my country and the Army Cadet Force in such important events - If it hadn't been for the interest of my parents and the opportunities I have had in the cadets I couldn't have done it."

Mr Day's parents, Frieda and Ken, have been involved in shooting and coaching target rifle for some 30 years and an 18 month-old Henry joined them on his first trip abroad when they went to the annual championships in New Zealand.

Now he is preparing for his August trip across the Atlantic, when he will compete against teams from across the world in the Parma Long Range and the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Championships at Connaught Ranges, Ottawa.

Mr Day also holds county and national cadet shooting colours.

INFO: TO find out more about the army cadet force, contact 01223 862949 or visit www.cambsacf.com

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