Storrington teenager earns GB call

DAN TARRANT could be in line for an Olympic call after being capped by Great Britain for the first time.

The Storrington schoolboy, aged 15, specialises in Olympic Trap clay pigeon shooting and earned his cap after taking part in the English Open Olympic Trap Event at the National Clay Shooting Centre, Bisley, on Easter Sunday, where he came first in his class and was declared Junior High Gun.

He is coached twice a week at the Northall Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground by professional coach Dan Kerwood and has taken part in competitions throughout the UK. As part of the GB team, his next challenge will be to shoot in the Europeans, being held at Suhl in Germany in May, and then on to the Junior Worlds.

His father Adrian, who introduced Daniel to the sport, said: “Although Daniel is dyslexic, we spotted a niche where he has proved to have a unique and outstanding talent. He has achieved amazing results for someone so young and is determined to reach Olympic standard just as soon as he is able.

“The school has been very supportive of Daniel and we are very grateful to them for allowing him out of school for coaching and competitions.”