EGM Reminder, Additional Coach/Instructor Development Day

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ICSI News – 14th June 2021

This issue…. EGM Reminder, Additional Coach/Instructor Development Day

Courses and Visits, Around the World Polo Shirts!


Notice has been given that there will be an EGA meeting, by Zoom, of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors on Monday 21st June at 11:00am (This notice is in keeping with the Constitution changes passed at the AGM in March 2021).

The Council will ask members to vote on the changes to the Articles of Constitution. All members of the Institute are invited to attend the Zoom meeting but as the vote is on the Articles of Constitution only Corporate Members, (Members and Fellows), may actually vote.  However, all present may express their views at the appropriate time.

The link for the Zoom meeting will be sent out on Sunday 20th June 2021 for those who request the link.  The link may be requested by emailing to quoting EGA Zoom.

Please check your emails for the details of this meeting.

This meeting is vital for the continued development of the Institute and your participation would be most welcomed.

Olympics 2021 Olympic shooting at Tokyo 2020: Top five things to know

Some interesting facts about the 2021 Olympics Clay Shooting events.

There are 33 sports being contested at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021, and the first medal of the whole event will be won in shooting. That’ll be on day one of the Games, 24 July 2021, in the women’s 10m air rifle.

On the shotgun range, the USA challenge will be headed by two-time Olympic champion Vincent Hancock, who shot a perfect skeet score in the final at London 2012, and looked back to his best at times during qualifying for Tokyo.

Many young shooters will be looking to make a mark on their Olympic debut, including Matthew Coward-Holley. The Briton is world champion in the Olympic Trap discipline, and was one of the first to be selected for Tokyo 2020 by Team GB, having secured a direct quota spot in qualification.

Shotgun events at Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021.

  • Shotgun Skeet – Women
  • Shotgun Skeet – Men
  • Shotgun Trap – Women
  • Shotgun Trap – Men
  • Shotgun Trap – Mixed Team

During the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021, each event will have a qualification phase, with the best performing athletes booking a spot in the semi-finals / finals to compete for the gold, silver, and bronze medals on offer for finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall respectively.

A total of 300 shooting athletes will compete in the Games in 2021, split evenly between genders: 150 men and 150 women.

The competitors appearing at the Games in Tokyo have all previously been selected after passing a set of eligibility criteria under the qualification system outlined by the International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF). Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and cancellation of several top events, the qualification system was revised to extend the time period where shooters could earn points towards the minimum qualifying score (MQS) needed to book a ticket to the Games. Athletes taking part in the mixed team events must also have recorded this minimum score during the qualification period. The qualification pathway includes performances at the ISSF World Cup competitions, and World Championships in each event, and world rankings are also a factor.

The shooting events will take place from 24th July to 2nd August 2021. Here’s the full competition schedule.

Sun 25 July 2021

Skeet Women’s Qualification – Day 1

  • Skeet Men’s Qualification – Day 1

Jessica Burgess, Technology Strategy Consultant and Olympic Skeet Shooter –  otia.ioMon 26 July 2021

  • Skeet Women’s Qualification – Day 2
  • Skeet Men’s Qualification – Day 2
  • Skeet Women’s Finals
  • Skeet Men’s Finals
  • Skeet Women’s Victory Ceremony
  • Skeet Men’s Victory Ceremony

Wed 28 July 2021

Team GB shooting: aiming for gold at Rio - The Field Trap Women’s Qualification – Day 1

  • Trap Men’s Qualification – Day 1

Thu 29 July 2021

  • Trap Women’s Qualification – Day 2
  • Trap Men’s Qualification – Day 2
  • Trap Women’s Finals
  • Trap Men’s Finals
  • Trap Women’s Victory Ceremony
  • Trap Men’s Victory Ceremony

Sat 31 July 2021

  • Trap Mixed Team Qualification
  • Trap Mixed Team Finals
  • Trap Mixed Team Victory Ceremony


Coach and Instructor Development Day

New Course

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Description automatically generatedMonday 6th September 2021

Kibworth Shooting Ground, Kibworth, Leicestershire LE8 0RD

Hosted by full time professional coaches: –

Jason Rowntree – CPSA Senior Coach, Course Tutor and Assessor.

John Robinson – England Head Coach Commonwealth Games and ISSF International Coach.

Historically a well-received workshop, with a good mix of both theoretical and practical content – suitable for experienced and novice coaches.

The day’s focus will be on the ‘Coaching Process’, specifically the utilisation of a systematic and disciplined approach along with its application in the field.

The cost is £200:00 but discounted to £150:00 for members. Includes refreshments, a light lunch & clays, please bring your own cartridges. (Plastic or Fibre)

Limited to a maximum of 8 participants, to secure your place contact: – or for further information, phone or text John Cullinan on 07788766506. (Tuesday to Sunday please phone after 6:30pm.)

Game Shooters and Loaders Course


Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Doveridge Shooting Ground


Hosted by experienced professional coaches and game shooters, Andrew Kirkland and Jason Rowntree. This course is a comprehensive introduction to Game shooting and the role and work of the Loader.

This includes lunch and a course manual.

The minimum qualification for entry to the course is a CPSA, BASC or similar Safety Officers qualification.

To book a place on the Course email: or for further information, email Andrew Kirkland on


21st June 7:00pm Safeguarding and Coaching

An introduction to Safeguarding and coach’s safety John Cullinan

This seminar will explore the present situation regarding Safeguarding, its application to your coaching and some of the safeguards coaches need to employ in dealing with children and vulnerable adults.

To Book this seminar please email to quoting Safeguarding Zoom

The Zoom link will be sent out on the 20th June to those who have made a booking.

26th July 7:00pm Dawnay Estates Yorkshire

How large shooting estates are run and managed.

James Stephenson

TBC Zoom visit to the Birmingham Proof House

If you have a topic which you would find interesting, please let us know but if you know who can deliver that topic then we have a fighting chance of making it happen.

Please let John Cullinan know of your suggestions on


Paul Dancer has been negotiating a number of external, face to face visits for when government restrictions are lifted. Below are some of the visits planned.

Due to operational difficulties made worse by Covid 19 regulations the visit to Tony White Gunmakers has had to be put on hold indefinitely.

Date Confirmed:

Kristian Reilly Visit to Midlands Gun Services facility for a tour and discussion with Kristian, complete with lunch. A date has been set, subject to any changes in the roadmap for the end of Covid rules for Monday 19th July starting at 10:30am with lunch provided. This tour is limited to a maximum of 10. In the first instance we are limiting this tour to members only of the Institute. As usual there is a £10:00 fee for the visit and details of payment will be provided after booking. Places will be confirmed once booking payment has been received.

Those interested in taking part in this tour please email Quoting MGS Zoom.

This is a first come first served system, so early bookings are encouraged.

Proof House Actual visit to the Birmingham Proof House once they can safely allow visitors onto their site.

In additions we are looking at visits to:

Laporte Traps

Promatic Traps

Leeds Armouries

Cartridge manufacturers

Polo Shirts Around the World

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Description automatically generated We are always glad to hear from members and recently Roger Gascoigne, who lives and coaches in the USA, sent a great photo of himself wearing his new Institute Polo Shirt.

It is always good to hear from members and to see they are well and enjoying their coaching.

Thanks for the great photo Roger


If you have any information which you feel you need to pass on to the Coaching community, please let me know, email,

Suggestions for topics and guest presenters for our monthly Zoom seminars will be most welcome.

If you know an instructor or coach that you feel would benefit from membership of the Institute, please encourage them to join.


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