16.03.2016 - Local Farmer fires his way to World Cup with Mick George Sponsorship
Local Cambridgeshire farmer, James Sole, is set to represent Great Britain in the Shotgun World Cup from Cyprus this month. This isn’t the first time James has had the honour of featuring for his country, having appeared at World Cups and European Championships previously, providing strong performances on each occasion.
James will be hoping to repeat that feat in the competition, providing a strong platform to achieve his longer term aspirations of achieving selection for the European Championships in Italy later on in the year and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
James has received backing from local business Mick George Ltd who has provided financial support to help James cover the cost of competing overseas.
James Sole spoke of his appreciation: ‘’I am extremely grateful that Mick George Ltd has agreed to sponsor myself for these events and look forward to a very successful partnership. Hopefully this will lead to more success at home and abroad, with international medals the main target at the forthcoming championships.’’
The 38 year old, fourth generation farmer in Cambridgeshire has been shooting targets since the age of 14, at 17 his passion for the sport developed with his first junior national cap. Four years later this was followed up with his first senior cap.
In 2010 James won two team bronze medals at the commonwealth federation championships for England in Delhi. The following year, James won ‘high gun’ at the home nations match before captaining England at the 2012 home nation’s championships.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Although we’re engaged in many local sponsorship arrangements, the sport of shooting is new to us. Every year the popularity of this sport seems to grow and James has done remarkably well to represent his country historically, and we’re keen to support his efforts to do so in the future. The county should be proud to have a local businessman competing for his country.’’