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National championship win for Mells village shop manager

MELLS Village Shop manager and Mells resident Mike Phypers has won the side-by-side event at the British Open Skeet clay shooting competition held in Nottingham on 19th August.  

This national competition is open to all CPSA members and it is now the third time that Mike, who has been shooting competitively for 10 years, has won the event, having also been Somerset Open Skeet champion in 2008.

Mike has been manager and sub postmaster of community-run Mells Village Shop since its opening at Easter 2009 and also assists as a shooting instructor for Millfield School.  Mike said, “Part of the rationale for taking on the shop was that I could combine my hobby with my job and this works well for all concerned!”

Earlier this summer Mike again combined his two roles by organising a successful charity ‘Have a Go’ clay shoot at Mells Park in aid of Mells Village Shop.   Mike and his colleagues, all trained instructors, gave free instruction to the many novice shooters who attended the day.

For further information, please contact June Costelloe 01373 812 199 junecostelloe@yahoo

Pictured: Mells Village Shop manager Mike Phypers with his trophy