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Old 28th September 2010, 06:10 PM
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Gerry Gerry is offline
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Smile HFT Veterans & Masters

Now that we have such big entries for the bigger shoots , is it not time to bring in some age related classes for the older shooters, so that they can shoot classes against similar shooters.
As in failing eye sight , health problems etc etc .

In the Military Combat Rifle competitions we had Veterans at 45 onwards & Masters at 50 onwards.

It worked a treat , keeping older shooters in the game , knowing they could still be competitive against their peers , despite the fact they could no longer run 100m in full kit and shoot 10 shots in under 45 seconds.

I would like to suggest that the UK HFT heirachy consider this for next year.

I believe it would certainly motivate the older chaps & make their shooting more meaningful.

Almost every other sport I can think of has veteran classes & in some cases separate world championships too .
Isuza imBuzi . . . . . .
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