But this young 15-year-old is not just competing in the championships – he is leading a team into them.
Last year James captained the U/18s NSW team in the Junior National Championships, at Wagga and won overall High Gun on the day.
This year, James has qualified for the junior and open teams, where he was handed the captaincy of the open age team.
“It’s a pretty good achievement,” James said.
James Willett is the eldest son of Arthur and Dionne. He started shooting only 18 months ago when he became involved in a gun promotional day at Henty.
He lives on his family’s farm and has had a lot of practice.
“I’ve just grown up with it, I guess,” he said.
James is the first junior in the Riverina Zone to captain the open age team, which is an outstanding achievement.
He would also like to thank Eley Australia for “helping our club and our family with ammunition”.
Congratulations on your achievement James, and good luck in the future!