More sport inclusion is the target

Hannah Davies (right) with her mentor, Commonwealth bronze medallist hockey player Charlotte Hartley. Photo contributed.
Hannah Davies (right) with her mentor, Commonwealth bronze medallist hockey player Charlotte Hartley. Photo contributed.
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SHOOTING star Hannah Davies teamed up with a Commonwealth bronze medallist to promote inclusion in her chosen sport.

Hannah, 16, a student at the University of Derby’s Buxton campus, was selected by the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust to be part of a mentoring scheme which saw her teaming up with hockey star Charlotte Hartley, after being nominated by her former tutor at St Thomas More School, Mary McNaught.

As part of the programme, Hannah had to apply for funding and set-up a social inclusion project, and with the support of her coach at 17th Buxton Scout Airgun Club, Andrew Nimmo, she organised a taster event.

Seven students from the Learning for Work and Life course at the University of Derby attended a taster evening at Fairfield Scout Hut, where they had the chance to try their hand at shooting, enjoy a meal and meet hockey star Charlotte.

l During competition over the summer, Hannah returned from the 20th Junior International Match at Bisley, in Surrey, with five medals.

She won individual gold and silver in 3 position air rifle and the 50m final respectively. She also helped her team to gold in 3 position air rifle, bronze in the 50m final and silver in the air rifle match.

Hannah also took the title of British Junior 3 Position Air Rifle Champion, cruising to victory with a score of 583 out of 600.