Fenner fires his way to clay pigeon title

Simon Fenner
Simon Fenner

Sussex Police officer, Simon Fenner, has been crowned the police’s national clay pigeon shooting champion after a gruelling event in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

The Eastbourne-based hot shot demonstrated consistancy and shot well enough to regain the champion title in the serving officers’ category.

He now has won this event nine times in four different decades.

The competition was held over four days at the Beverley Clay Target Centre when marksmen pitted their wits against 300 targets. The shooting consisted of 100 sporting clays, 100 skeet clays and 100 down the line clays.

More than 200 competitors from all over the British Isles took part in the competition.

Fenner this year has won Fire Inter Services event held in Staffordshire and the Metropolitan Police shoot in Hampshire.

He has been sponsored by unbeatablecar.com in past five years.

Simon who works as a police officer in Lewes won his first title in 1989, the same year he started to shoot for the Great Britain Clay Pigeon shooting team.

The police officer has also represented Sussex at sporting and skeet shooting events.

Fenner hopes to compete at the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Belfast.