Local shooting sensation James Willett is taking his talents to Italy in a bid to claim ultimate honours at the 32nd World Championship of Universal Trench.JASON MARKS May 27, 2014 3:29pm
Lining up in Australian colours for the Under 21 squad, of which there are only three members, James is excited to compete in lands he has never seen before.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of it,” the Corowa teen told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.
“It will be the first time I have been over there and to be there representing Australia is a great honour.”
James qualified for the competition through his outstanding results in the Victorian State Titles in Melbourne -which he won the Under 21s, the National Titles in Melbourne – which he finished runners up in the Under 21s and the South Australian State Titles – which he won in the Under 21s.
Universal trench shooting is more similar to the Olympic disciplines than what James has shot before, and the state and national competitions were the first times he had shot the discipline.
“It was a good experience – very fast,” James said.
“Universal Trench has five in-ground traps that come out very quick, which I quite enjoyed.
“I shot 188, 187 and 189 out of 200 in those competitions so I was pretty pleased with my consistency.”
A score of 190 won the World Championships last year.
Now sporting a new sponsorship in Perazzi, a brand that is based out of Italy, James will also look forward to spending time with the team and making the most of the experience.
“Italy is considered one of the best shooting countries in the world in terms of competition,” he said.
“It will be a great experience to head over there and try find my way around with some new competitions.”
James is likely to shoot in a number of smaller competitions before the August 23-24 World Championship.
“I’m also looking forward to meeting the people at Perazzi and taking on some new competition,” he said.
“I thank Perazzi for taking me on and I also must thank Eley Cartridges and Central Murray Credit Union for their support of my shooting aspirations.
“This competition is another big step in what I hope to achieve in the coming years.”
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