Sharp shooter Tarrant earns GB call-up

Dan Tarrant is rewarded for his GB efforts at Bisley
Dan Tarrant is rewarded for his GB efforts at Bisley

Seaford College sharp-shooter Daniel Tarrant has been capped to shoot for Great Britain – at the age of only 15.

Tarrant has been clay pigeon shooting since he was ten and stunned judges with his superb hand-eye co-ordination from an early age.

He now specialises in Olympic Trap and learned of this latest accolade after taking part in the English Open Olympic Trap Event at the National Clay Shooting Centre, Bisley, where he came first in his class and was declared junior high gun.

The Storrington-based youngster achieved Class A status while still only 11 and went on to be sponsored by top gun manufacturers Krieghoff – and to shoot for his county.

As part of the GB team, his next challenge will be to shoot in the Europeans at Suhl in Germany in May and then move on to the junior worlds.

His father Adrian 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 have been very supportive of Daniel and we are very grateful to them for allowing him out of school for coaching and competitions.”