At the tender age of 15 James is already showing immense potential as a shooter and has been named as first reserve for the Australian Junior Sporting team that will travel to Wales in 2012 as part of the world games. James’ sport, Clay Target Shooting, is well known however not well supported and this is where the CMCU stepped in. Through its Junior Sports Sponsorship program the CMCU have become an ongoing sponsor for James and recently donated · $1,000 to help James and his family with the extra expenses such as travel and accommodation that are needed for him to compete at an elite level.
James attends Corowa High School and his major sporting achievements thus far are impressive; as such he was chosen to captain the NSW Juniors team at this year’s national titles. This team was named Australian Junior DTL Trap Team for 2011 and James was named the second best junior shooter in Australia. His mother, Dionne, said James has worked very hard to attain this level of achievement at such a young age.
“His dream is to one day represent Australia in the world arena and he is currently working towards gaining entry to compete in the Commonwealth Games,” she said. “James has a fantastic coach in Graham Boyd who is an Olympic gold medallist himself.”
James thanked the CMCU for their support and said financial aid would really help him and his family.
“It is fantastic the CMCU have decided to support me; shooting isn’t given much sponsorship so to get this is just great,” he said.
CEO John Pattison, said he was very proud the CMCU was able to sponsor James.
“It is a top effort what James has achieved and we are thrilled to be able to support such incredible local talent,” Mr Pattison said.