BUCKINGHAMSHIRE star Amy Easeman was named the England Clay Shooter of the Year at the 2020 Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) Annual Awards at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.

The award recognises and athlete whose achievements are at the highest level of clay shooting and who has shown all-round sportsmanship.

Previous recipients of this award include Olympic gold medallist Peter Wilson MBE, and Olympic bronze medallist Ed Ling.

The award was presented by Jason Gibson from Vario Hearables, the award’s sponsor.

Easeman, 19, has been shooting internationally since she was 12-years-old and has 15 consecutive caps for Great Britain in the discipline of Compak Sporting.

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Last year saw her become the World Compak Sporting Lady Champion at only 18.

She was introduced to clay shooting by her father, Phil, who was a nominee for the 2020 CPSA Sports Personality of the Year Award.

Easeman has previously won the CPSA Young Shot of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, and 2017, having shown great achievement throughout recent years.

“This award means absolutely everything to me,” She stated. ‘It just officially tops off the whole year. It means my work has officially paid off and been acknowledged by everyone else as well.”

The CPSA Annual Awards night is a cornerstone event in the clay shooting calendar. CPSA members nominate and vote on the winners, who also must be CPSA members.

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Comedian Hal Cruttenden hosted the evening and helped to present awards that recognised up-and-coming young shooters, shooting coaches, shooting grounds, and top athletes competing at the Olympic level.

The CPSA is the National Governing Body for clay target shooting in England, supporting enthusiasts across the UK and promoting the highest standards of excellence.

The CPSA regulates the standards of safety and competition at over 300 affiliated and registered grounds around the country, promoting and organising national championships in 16 different clay-shooting disciplines.