At Femmes Fatales, we’re noticing that many of the ladies that first got in to shooting through our events, have now progressed to a level whereby they’re ready to venture in to the world of competitive shooting. Whether you’ve got your sights set on a podium place, or you simply want to experience shooting competitions, it’s a great idea to Squad Up with likeminded women who want to improve upon their clay shooting skills.

We often have small groups of our members getting together to so shoot CPSA registered competitions in a squad. It’s a great way to a experience competition environment, among friends, who support each other throughout the competition. Until now, we have found that although we have lots of ladies very keen to join us to shoot at competitions nationwide, it tends to be restricted to women that our individual members have linked up with personally via Facebook and other social media. We want to cast our net a bit further by allowing those ladies to extend their invites to all Femmes Fatales ladies, via our social media channels.

You don’t have to be a CPSA member to shoot a competition, although we would recommend joining up if you’d like a record of your progress, a classification, and also the chance to win some prize money!

The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association is the governing body of competitive clay shooting in England. Their website lists hundreds of competitions taking place nationwide, in a variety of different shooting disciplines.

Membership includes the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to shoot in registered competitions, both at a Regional and National level
  • The opportunity to be selected for the England Team Shooting events and also GB Team events through British Shooting (BICTSF)
  • The ability to obtain a shooting classification (a bit like a golf handicap), based on your scores at registered shoots
  • A £10 million pound civil liability insurance, covering not only clay shooting, but all game, rough, rifle, pistol shooting and angling
  • A £30,000 personal injury insurance, covering all the above sports
  • Public liability insurance (for CPSA qualified coaches and instructors)
  • The publication of Pull! magazine, a members’ association publication issued 10 times a year

If you would like to start shooting Registered competitions, or if you already take part but would like to join a squad of women and meet new people, then do get in touch with us as we plan to implement our Squad Up campaign very soon.

So far we have successfully squadded up at competitions taking place at Kegworth Shooting Ground in Derbyshire, Orston Shooting Ground in Nottinghamshire, Beverley Clay Target Centre in East Yorkshire and Catton Hall Shooting Ground in Cheshire. We’re looking to expand upon this with venues throughout the country.

More details coming very soon – In the meantime, check out our Events Diary for existing Squad Up dates that you can join us at.

Or if you’re not ready to take the plunge and join a squad, then try this…

COMING SOON: A Series of Introductions To CPSA Registered Shoots

Wendy Spackman will be hosting our very first Introduction to CPSA shoots in conjunction with Steve Lovatt of the Clay Pigeon Shooting Company, at Weston Wood Shooting Ground in Oxfordshire on Sat 21st October. Wendy will be joined for the day by champion shooters Hannah Gibson and Amy Easeman who’ll be on hand to offer advice and support to anyone who’s thinking about starting their competitive shooting journey.

You’ll learn all about how Registered Shoots work, the CPSA classification system, scoring, general rules PLUS receive instruction on any targets you might be struggling with. Full details are here.


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