Aaron makes England side for Glasgow

Aaron Heading
Aaron Heading

Long Sutton golden boy Aaron Heading was this week named in the England clay target team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Heading, who won the men’s trap in Delhi four years ago, will aim to retain his title when the Games move on to Scotland.

After being named in the 11-strong squad, the 2013 World Cup winner said: “It feels amazing, but as always there’s a lot of hard work to do.

“This sport is my life. Everything in my life revolves around shooting, it’s a fantastic sport to be involved in.”

All 11 of the shooting side named for Glasgow won selection from an initial training squad of 18 hopefuls, following three selection shoots.

Head coach John Robinson believes they will do well.

He said: “We have a very strong squad and a very good team as well.

“We’ve got defending Commonwealth Games gold medalists, two or three who have been to the Games before and we’ve got some up-and-coming shooters.

“They’re all in the Great Britain team as well, so they’ve got the opportunity to shoot a couple of World Cups and a European Championships going into the Commonwealth Games, which gives you an idea of the strength of the squad.”

The clay target shooting team will arrive in Glasgow on July 17 and then head up to their base in Dundee to familiarise themselves with Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Carnoustie. The clay target shooting gets under way on July 25.