With three categories and some fantastic prizes, nominations to the annual BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting awards have opened, with three categories celebrating the outstanding contributions towards ladies’ shooting in 2020.
As the awards enter their fourth year, and owing to their growing success, the 2020 awards will be split across three new categories:
- Target Shooting Star – including clay shooting, air rifle shooting, coaching and all the surrounding support.
- Field to Fork Star – these creative and resourceful game cooks and caterers.
- Game and Gamekeeping Star – not just for game shooters but also those who contribute to the planning and enjoyment of the day.
Kathleen O’Connor, BASC Ladies’ Shooting coordinator, said: “The awards are there to celebrate and recognise those who continue to make positive contributions to our sport. If you know anyone who deserves a nomination, please tell us about them.
“The awards continue to go from strength to strength, so much so there is ample space to create categories and further celebrate the growing sector of ladies shooting.”
Last year’s award was won by Emma Norbury-Perrott, founder of the Ladies Rifle Club, a ‘group for ladies with a love of rifles and deer stalking’.
Emma said: “It was an honour to be awarded the BASC Ladies’ Star of Shooting 2019. Thank you to those who nominated me and thank you to
all the ladies involved in the Ladies Rifle Club, without you the club would not be possible.
“We will be back in 2021 with more rifle shooting events and we hope to inspire more and more ladies to join us.”
Nominations can be made at basc.org.uk/ladies/