Hot-shot Shaun Wood has made an impressive start to the new clay pigeon shooting season.

The 19-year-old won gold and a silver medal at the recent English Open for Universal Trench at the Southern Counties Shooting Ground in April.

He won his classification and was the second junior overall, shooting his highest score ever of 178/200.

And last weekend Wood achieved his childhood dream when he earned himself a place in the Great Britain Shooting team after finishing as the third junior in the UK Championships at Rugby.

He will now compete for Great Britain at the European Championships in Portugal June 5-8.

His good form follows on from his performances in 2013 when he won his first gold medal at National Inter-Counties competition in Nuthampstead.

He then won another gold medal as first junior at the Beverley Festival of Trap at the Beverley Clay Target Shooting Ground.

Shaun is coached by Phil Coley and is a trap shooting scholar with the Gamebore Elite Clay Shooting Academy.

The trainee quantity surveyor has been invited to attend the UK Sport England Talent Pathway Programme in Bisley next weekend

He is sponsored by Gamebore Cartridges, The Kelbrook Shooting Lodge, Platinum Plumbing & Gas Heating Services and recently received a gift from Sarah and Rod Scarborough of Steeton to help him on his way to Portugal which he accepted with many thanks.