Cain selected for Olympic programme with Team GB

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A budding young marksman, whose career we have been following in the Morpeth Herald for the past three years, has taken a massive step forward in the world of shooing.

Cain Stewart from Scots Gap, who is only 12, had been invited to attend an assessment for the Team GB Olympic Pathway programme run by British Shooting,

He went along to the assessment at Beverley near Hull and impressed the selectors so much - with flying colours according to his parents - that he was chosen to be part of the programme.

Team GB coaches believe he may now be the youngest shooter ever to be selected for the programme, as they do not normally consider anyone below the age of 14.

Over the coming months Cain will be shooting various disciplines before he is allocated one in which he will specialise,

A programme will also be set for him which will determine, amongst many other things, diet, fitness, and mental discipline and strength.

Cain will now be shooting both in the UK and abroad and be trained by the top Team GB coaches with the aim to produce Team GB members for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

This will mean extensive travelling for him, which will of course be costly.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Cain on his sporting journey is asked to make contact through the Morpeth Herald office at Unit 15 Telford Court, Loansdean - email