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Meet the Team

Allan Henry


Allan has many years experience in clay pigeon shooting and has represented England on numerous occasions. The summer months he oversees all the farm work and is on hand in the gunroom the remainder of the year He has a wealth of knowledge of all things shooting related. Allan alongside his son John selects the vast range of guns available in the showroom.

Susan Henry


Susan is head of the clothing department at Bywell Shooting Ground. She spends a lot of time selecting the new lines of products that will be available in our store. Any technical queries on clothing and Susan is the person to see.

Anne Rastall


Anne is responsible for the accounts department of the shooting ground as well as the organisation of all our major championships and registered shoots. Also having a keen eye for the clothes she is sometimes in the shop to assist with the fine aspects of country living.

John Henry


John has numerous years shooting competitively and in game shooting. He spends the summer months on the family farm and the remainder in the gunroom. He assists with taking clients on our made to measure factory visits to make sure they come away with the perfect gun. Alongside his father Allan he selects the vast range of guns that are available in the showroom here at Bywell.

Sandy Burn

Head Coach

Sandy has shot for Scotland competitively and recreationally for many years. He is an APSI associate level qualified instructor. With his knowledge and experience Sandy can tailor your tuition to suit your individual needs, getting your shooting back to where you want it to be. When he is not coaching he assists with competition course setting and general ground maintenance.

William Mole

Media & Advertising

William is responsible for running the advertising and social media presences of the shooting ground. This involves the website as well as our magazine commitments. When not doing so he can be found in the gunroom to offer advice and guidance on your next purchase.

Jo Johnson

Clothing, Shop goods sales Adviser & Membership Coordinator 

Jo has a keen eye on everything country and fashion related and will assist in putting you together that perfect outfit. She can be found in our clothing & retail area making sure our selection of clothing, accessories and shooting essentials are all well stocked. When not working Jo enjoys days out and about with her dogs and of course shooting clays for fun, especially on a simulated game day! 

Mickey Scarpa

Head of Gun Sales

Having grown up in New Zealand Mickey spent the majority of his free time from a young age doing some form of shooting. He has a passion for all forms of field sports be it game/wildfowl shooting, deer stalking or vermin control. Mickey brings a good knowledge of rifles, optics, ammunition and shotguns and can aid in assisting you with any of your shooting requirements.

Katie Parker

Gun Sales & Firearms Export 

Katie has shot clays competitively for several years, particularly enjoying trap disciplines.  She has a good in depth knowledge of all aspects of shooting and is on hand in the gunroom to assit with any enquiries you may have and deals with our gun export.    

Michael Briggs


Michael is responsible for looking after all aspects of the shooting ground, from general maintenance to setting targets for both practice and competitions.  He always keeps the ground looking manicured and at it's very best throughout the year.  In his spare time he enjoys his air rifle shooting.