Published: 04/09/2017 08:55 - Updated: 29/08/2017 14:02

Forres hot shot picked for Scotland


Sharp shooter
Aedan (centre) with brother Conall (right).
 A FORMER Forres Academy pupil has been selected to represent Scotland at a shooting competition in Australia.


Aedan Evans (20) will compete in Brisbane at the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships at the Belmont Shooting Complex from October 30 to November 7.

Scottish Target Shooting chief operating officer, Oliver Barsby, said: “We have a fantastic team to send to Brisbane and the athletes selected deserve a great deal of credit for all the hard work they have put in over the past 18 months.

“Praise should also go to the coaches, support team and athletes family members.”

Evans returned from the recent Junior International Championships in Bisley, Surrey with three gold medals and two silvers.

Also representing Scotland at the event was Evans’ younger sister Ciara (18), a student at Aberdeen University, and brother Conall (16), who is an S5 pupil at Forres Academy.

The siblings are all members of the Forres small-bore rifle and pistol club.

Aedan won gold in the men’s junior 10m grand prix, with brother Conall securing a bronze medal.

It was a double gold for Aeden as he won the men’s junior 25m.

He was also successful in the team event as he lifted a silver medal along with his brother Conall and Andrew Walker (13).

Both Evans brothers reached the final of the men’s junior 10m air pistol and after a thrilling final, Conall placed fifth while Aedan rounded off his success, at what was his last junior championships, with his third gold of the event.

The 20-year-old also added another silver to his medal haul in the team competition.

Ciara and her team mates Rosie Mitchell (18) and Emily Mitchell (16) were placed fourth in the women’s junior 25m event.

Emilia Faulkener (14) and Rosie Mitchell, placed fifth in the women’s Junior 10m air pistol event.

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