Grand Final 2017 Winners
Published Sunday 8 October 2017 19:21 by Craig Davies
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The inaugural British Shooting Shotgun Grand Final 2017 has finished and its first ever champions have been confirmed.

The event saw the best-of-the-best in the UK come together at Fauxdegla Premier Shooting Ground to compete for the prestigious title, in which both Skeet and Trap disciplines featured. 

Nearly 100 athletes travelled to Wales to compete in front of shooting enthusiasts and British Shooting is delighted to be able to reveal the medal winners. 


The first confirmed medallists come in Womens Skeet, where Amber Hill was crowned Grand Final Champion, Elena Allen took silver and Lara Dale bronze. 

In Mens Skeet Ben Llewellin took the top spot with Freddie Killander winning silver and Drew Christie bronze.

Olympic Trap saw Kirstie Barr take the Champions medal, Andrea Swatts got silver and Rebecca Fergusson won bronze. 

In Paratrap Steve Ling was crowned British Shooting Grand Final Champion, Alan Ritchie won silver and Mat Goodwin won bronze. 

And in the final event of the Grand Final, Aaron Heading put in a fantastic performance to win the gold medal, Mike Wixey won silver and Matt Coward Holley who only recently changed discipline from Double Trap to Trap won bronze.

Speaking after his win in Skeet, Ben Llewellin, said: It was a fantastic final, I have to say well done to all the other shooters because it was really close all the way to the last target. 

I can imagine it was great to watch and it shows how far British Shooting has come. The depth that weve got in mens skeet is getting bigger and bigger and it show that the programmes we have in place now are paying off.  

For the juniors coming through, the Grand Final will have been a massive eye opener as to what the ISSF events are going to be like on the World stage with the music and the fantastic atmosphere. It will give them that first leg up when they get to compete on the international stage so hopefully itll make sure theyre a step ahead of the competitors. 

Its always nice to compete in front of a crowd like today, it brings a much better atmosphere and its really nice that they can see the amount of effort we all put in. 

Aaron Heading, who won mens Trap, said: Its so nice to finish well in 2017. Its been a tough year and Im delighted. 

This event has been one the best shoots Ive ever been to in the UK. The music, the atmosphere and the people who have come to watch have been great and Id like to so thank you so much to everyone who played a part. 
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