Joe returns from New Zealand with yet more medals

Joe Booth (right) gets his England cap from the team captain.
Joe Booth (right) gets his England cap from the team captain.

Ilkeston shooting star Joe Booth has been in fine form whilst competing in New Zealand at the DTL ICTSF World Championships.

Booth, 17, was a member of England’s junior team as they came up against the likes of the home nation and Australia in the three-day event.

Having spent a few days acclimatising following the long trip, Booth and his teammates - Nottingham’s Curtis Woolley and Matthew Coward-Holley from Essex - enjoyed a good first day of action that saw them finish just behind the Australians.

The second day was even better as the team won the junior gold medal, a fine achievement given the strength of their opponents.

Day three was for individual positions and after the first 50 targets Booth was looking good for an A-Class medal.

Sure enough, at the end of the next 50 targets Booth had managed to win another gold, with teammate Woolley securing a bronze in the junior class.

Both Booth and Woolley shoot out of Nottingham Gun Club and with the help of sponsorship they have ambitions to make it to the Olympic Games in the future.

Booth has also enjoyed success for the home international team in Ireland where England were victorious, as well as in France where he won for England juniors in the European Championships.

Joe wishes to thank sponsors DK Rumsby Accountants for their support.