Shrewsbury School

Medal-winning performances at the Ashburton Shield Competition

Monday 2 September 2019

Congratulations to the team of eight members of the Royal Shrewsbury School Rifle Club, who spent six days of the summer holidays competing with great success at the prestigious Ashburton Shield Competition at Bisley.

The Ashburton Shield is the premier national inter-school shooting competition and also lays claim to being one of the oldest sporting competitions in the country, having been in existence since 1896. 

The Shrewsbury Senior Four were captained by George Bramwell (R) and included Oliver Taylor (R), Akim Schmidt (S) and Jonjo Wood (R). They demonstrated their outstanding marksmanship skills at 300-, 500- and 600-yard ranges and set high standards for others to follow, winning silver medals in the Ashburton Four.  

The Junior Pair of Jonty Roberts (PH) and Jake Ludlam (R) also achieved notable success, winning bronze medals in the Cadet Pair (Open) competition.


The Senior Pair of Tom Jackson (R) and Cosmo Waddell (Ch) improved steadily through the week but narrowly missed the medal table.

George, Oliver and Akim were rewarded for their consistent achievements over the four days of competition shooting with the presentation of NRA Cadet Hundred badges.

Oliver Taylor capped a splendid team performance by winning the McQueen Trophy for the highest achievement in Sniper Fire over 300 yards.

The team were very grateful for the efforts of Tom Rylands (OS) and Hattie Bramwell (OS), who gave sterling service in coaching at the firing points in baking sunshine.

Mr Roberts
Teacher in Charge of RSSRC

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