In September, at just 15 years of age, Lizz Bradbury won the title of Women’s Junior British Air Rifle champion. In standing Air Rifle (Lizz's favourite discipline), her personal best to date has been a 405.8. Lizz has been shooting a total of one year and eight months and won two A-class open 60 shot 10M Air Rifle competitions at the Eric Douglas Christmas shoot, which was an incredible achievement in such a short space of time. In addition to Air Rifle, Lizz is learning to shoot .22LR with a Walther LG 300. She is progressing quickly and has already been placed in the finals for the Junior International championships for 3P in Bisley. Getting into the sport of .22LR target shooting isn’t always as straight-forward as finding a local club and joining Lizz is proof of that. She was first inspired to get into shooting through Modern Pentathlon and Pony Club Tetrathlon and with the help from coaches at her local club (Rugeley Rifle Club) she began progressing quickly in shooting sports. Other inspirations have driven her forward to progress, such as members of the GB Junior Rifle Squad, T.E.N.S and watching other shooting achievements and successes such as Dan Rivers winning the Gold for England at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. As ELEY’s newest sponsored shooter we interviewed Lizz to get to know her a little better… ELEY: Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? Lizz: If it wasn't for my lifetime involvement with horses which led me to train in Modern Pentathlon, I would never have picked up a pistol let alone a rifle. ELEY: What training tips can you offer? Lizz: Try and make your training enjoyable, take small positive steps to improve and never lose sight of your ultimate goal. ELEY: What makes you get down to the range and practice? Lizz: Knowing that if I don't train I won't improve or succeed in competitions. ELEY: What is your proudest moment? Lizz: Becoming British Junior Ladies Air Rifle Champion 2014. ELEY: What is the best shooting advice you've been given? Lizz: Forget about a bad shot and concentrate on the next shot to come. I find this really useful because if I start thinking about a bad shot in a match I end up working myself up over it. I find it best to just forget about it and move on to the next shot. ELEY is proud to sponsor Lizz - she definitely one to watch.
ELEY sponsored shooter Lizz is a Junior rising star
This entry was posted on 19th December 2014.