Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Sad news for VI shooting in the UK

Earlier this week I learned of the death of Ken Nash. Ken was a significant figure within shooting and in particular vision impaired shooting. Ken has been involved from the beginning of vision impaired shooting as it is now in the UK, from the time the Swarovski acoustic scope made its way over here back in 1994. Since then Ken promoted VI shooting amongst shooting clubs and grew the sport to what it is today. He also organised the annual British VI championships and the VI leagues. Also around the late 1990s through to the mid 2000s, Ken organised a team of VI shooters to go and shoot at the Dutch open Championships in Apeldoorn.

Back in 2013 as part of the disabled shooting project, I presented Ken Nash with the award for outstanding individual contribution to disabled target shooting. It was a great honour for me to present him with the award and acknowledge his contribution.

I would like to finish this post by saying thank you Ken, you will be sadly missed. My condolences go to his wife, family and friends.

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