The Province of East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club had its genesis following a home counties inter-provincial competition in the summer of 2008 when a member of the Province approached the editor of “The Provincial” to include a small article enquiring if there were any other Freemasons in the Province with an interest in clay pigeon shooting. This, almost immediately, brought a response from 7 fellow shooters and the first meeting of these took place at Hawley Shooting Ground, near Dartford, at the beginning of November 2008.
Since this date several more East Kent members have joined the band of shooters, some occasionally, but most for each outing. The club meets every month at one of the shooting grounds in Kent which makes it fair with travelling as those taking part come from all across the Province. Contact has been made with other provincial shooting groups and there have been shoots in competitions in Lancashire (at The Annual Masonic National Championships), Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex and Surrey, as well as a friendly visit to Middlesex Provincial Shooting Association and a visit from the Province of Essex shooting section. The club enters several other clay competitions including the Kent Police annual shoot, ‘Help for Heroes’ army shoots as well as several Masonic shoots held every year by the different provinces.
The club was formed with the intention of facilitating clay shooting for East Kent Freemasons and to “wave the flag” for Freemasonry and the Province within the clay shooting world, both within this county and beyond. There is a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, subscriptions are collected at each meeting for Masonic charity. It is hoped that further funds will be raised for charity. If you are already a clay shooter or you would like to try this exciting sport contact us. You will be welcomed, as will your family and friends
The committee and officers are;
Chairman: Nick Jenkins
Treasurer: Derek Reed
Secretary: Roger Wilkes
Asst. Sec: Martin Heddle
Committee: Bernie Connolly, Tony Playford, Rob Styles & Mark Warren
East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club Website: www.ekmcsc.co.uk
News and Information
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The East Kent Masonic Clay Shooting Club host their sixth and most successful Come and Try it Day at Dartford Clay Shooting Club on 7th October.
A team from the East Kent Clay Shooters compete in the largest masonic sporting gathering held to mark the Tercentenary.
The East Kent Clay Pigeon Shooting Club hosts another successful Come and Try It day.
East Kent’s Clay Pigeon Shooters sweep the board at the annual Charity Clay Shoot in Surrey.
The East Kent Clay Shooters report on another successful year.
At a meeting earlier this year at Great Queen Street a National Association of Masonic Clay Shooting Societies was formed.
East Kent Masonic Clay Shooting Club donate £1,000 to the Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled.