BASC Ladies Shooting first ‘Star of Shooting’ Award

BASC Ladies Shooting announced in December, the first ever winner of the ‘Star of Shooting’ awards for 2017, as co-founder of the Femmes Fatales Lydia Abdelaoui.

Lydia was nominated by Andrea Pinnock and Kirstie Mackie who told us how hard she had worked to support ladies in shooting on an entirely voluntary basis.

Femmes Fatales have built up a nation-wide network of ladies shooting events that are open to ladies of all levels of ability. Lydia offers support to all the regional co-ordinators which she manages to fit in with her already busy working-mum lifestyle.

BASC Ladies Shooting co-ordinator Kathleen O’Connor said “It is an absolute pleasure to present Lydia with the award for all her efforts and for the countless women she has introduced to shooting. We had such a high calibre of nominees that the decision was difficult but we will be carrying on the award each year”.

Upon receiving her award, Lydia said “It’s so incredibly sweet of the girls to nominate me, particularly as they, along with the other Femmes Fatales volunteers, are just as passionate as I am and work equally as hard to host events and encourage new women in to the sport.

“Without our team of volunteers and members, Femmes Fatales simply would not be the success it has become – so I’d like to dedicate this award to everyone who has supported us and to all the awesome women who’ve shot with us”.

“I’d also like to say a huge thank you to the brands and organisations that have supported our work to get more women involved in shooting, particularly Gamebore who’ve had my back since day one!”

Lydia will receive a crystal ‘Star of Shooting 2017’ award as well as prizes from BASC Trade Members and ladies shooting supporters Sporting Hares and Hi Ho Silver.