Andy Meyers wins Sports Star of the Year30 Jan 2014
It is good to have shooting recognised by the Press for excellence and East Grinstead's Andy Meyers has achieved just that.
At a ceremony at the Effingham Park Copthorne Hotel on 30 January Andy was presented with the top award for Sports Star of the Year in an event organised by the East Grinstead Observer Group (ESSNM). To quote the report of the East Grinstead Observer:
'SHARP shooter Andy Meyers walked away with the top award last week after being named East Grinstead Sports Star of the year for 2013. The East Grinstead Target Shooting Club member became Sussex County champion last year in rifle shooting and was selected to represent England, helping him to see off competition from three local cricket captains, professional dual-sportswoman Liz Halliday and East Grinstead Rugby Club's Sam Lindsay to win the award.
And the 51-year-old spoke of his pride at winning the award. "As a representative of a minority sport, I am very proud to receive this award," he said. "It proves that you don't have to be tall or particularly young, but if you practice enough you can get better at it."
Meyers said he was keen to build on a great 2013 this year, adding that he wanted to successfully defend his cups and earn selection for England and Great Britain in 2014.'
Andy joined East Grinstead Target Shooting Club three years ago still shooting his faithful BSA Martini International. He has now moved on to a Grunig & Elmiger that suits him well and brought him victory in the Lawson Trophy and Sussex Champion for 2013. Andy uses batch tested Eley Tenex ammunition. Naturally everyone at the East Grinstead Target Shooting Club is delighted at his success.
Andy Meyers receiving the Trophy
A few words from the winner!
Andy with the Trophy