National Ladies Shooting Day
National Ladies’ Shooting Day
Sisters are shooting for themselves
For the first time ever, Saturday 27 June will see thousands of women pick up guns and make British history by taking part in National Ladies’ Shooting Day. On the day, female only 22 clay pigeon shoots will fire out across 19 counties thanks to the UK’s largest ladies’ shooting club – The Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club.
“We’re on a mission to get as many ladies out taking part in our glorious sport as possible. National Ladies’ Shooting Day is open to all, from the most experienced to complete beginners, explains The Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club founder, Victoria Knowles-Lacks.
“Ladies from all backgrounds are encouraged to come and enjoy this landmark day with us. If you don’t have an ‘in’ to shooting, it can be difficult to get involved. By setting up the Bun Club and now, organising National Ladies’ Shooting Day, we hope to turn the old boys’ club on its head and run events which women simply love attending. That’s why each shoot also ends with tea and cake – lots of cake – baked by our members as a finale to the fun the day brings.
And thanks to Victoria’s efforts, ladies’ shooting is really taking off. When the Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club was set up in 2012, 50 members joined, today there are almost 1,000 with over 5,500 ladies having taken part in shoots, so far.
Victoria adds: “National Ladies’ Day will see generations shooting side by side, with our youngest member being 14 and our most senior at almost 80. We’re lucky enough to have some of the finest shooting grounds to play in and we can’t wait to welcome more ladies to the sisterhood. You don’t need any experience or special clothes, just book in and we’ll see you there – it’s guaranteed to be a day to remember.’’
Find more information and learn how to get tickets on the club's website.