National Ladies Shooting Day looks set to be a record breaker when around 1,000 women take part in clay shooting events across the UK on June 27.

National Ladies Shooting Day, organised by the Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club, is aimed at encouraging ladies from all age ranges and backgrounds to try clay shooting for the first time or improve their skills, and some 23 all-girl clay pigeon shoots are set to take place across 19 counties.

Shooting grounds including Bisley, West London Shooting School, EJ Churchill Shooting Ground, Bob Valentine Shooting School and Park Lodge Shooting School will host events where prizes worth up to £10,000 will be up for grabs.

“We’re on a mission to get as many ladies trying out the sport as possible. National Ladies Shooting Day is open to all, from the most experienced to complete beginners,” said the Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club founder Victoria Knowles-Lacks.

National Ladies Shooting Day is being supported by BACS, the Countryside Alliance and British Shooting, alongside leading retailers including Dubarry Boots, Alan Paine, Browning and lead sponsor Fur Feather & Fin, which is supplying prizes for the top shots.

Angie Simonds, Fur Feather and Fin’s managing director, said: “We’re delighted to do anything we can to encourage ladies out into the field of shooting and we’ve chosen our pink leather and tweed cartridge bag to congratulate the top shots on the day, as it seems just perfect for these game ladies.”

There is still time to book a place on one of the many events at grounds across the UK on National Ladies Shooting Day. Entry is £35 per person. For more information about how to get involved in National Ladies Shooting Day visit shotgunandchelseabunclub.co.uk.