Henry aims for big Day on world stage
TOP marksman Henry Day has returned from Canada with armfuls of prestigious awards after representing Great Britain as a member of the Athelings under-19 Target Rifle Team. The 18-year-old from Isleham competed against some of the best young shooters in
TOP marksman Henry Day has returned from Canada with armfuls of prestigious awards after representing Great Britain as a member of the Athelings under-19 Target Rifle Team.
The 18-year-old from Isleham competed against some of the best young shooters in the Palma Long Range and Canada Rifle Association Championships, at Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, and came away with an impressive haul of trophies.
Henry was selected from thousands of youngsters around the country to be a member of a national 18-strong team of cadets and his success follows years of disciplined training.
Cadet Sergeant Day, a key member of Newmarket Detachment, has been a member of Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force for the past four years, earning his county shooting colours in July 2006 and winning the trophy for best all-round cadet as part of the Army Cadet Force Canada team in the same year.
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Speaking of his triumph in Canada, Day said: "The most exciting one of all is my silver individual medal from the under-21 world championships.
"I also received a bronze team medal in the same competition and I was the top scorer in our team."
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Other awards from the successful visit included Top Sharpshooter 2007 - Grand Aggregate, Best in Class, The Jim Walter Trophy for top British Cadet, The Bond Trophy (Governor General of Canada Prize) and a host of medallions, including no fewer than six for achieving highest possible scores.
Henry now has his sights firmly set on future victories and has already applied to represent Great Britain in South Africa in April 2008 as part of the under-19 rifle team.
"In the long term, I hope to represent Great Britain in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010", he said.