Charlie Soanes

Charlie started shooting at the age of six with a side by side .410. His dad used to run a small Game shoot on a DIY basis and Charlie would often go Pigeon shooting with him and help him out on the shoot with the Pheasant and Partridges etc.

In 2013, Charlie’s father started to take him Clay shooting. He treated him to a lesson with Philip Thorrold, who took Charlie on as a student at the Academy.    

By the end of his first year, aged 12, Charlie had made the Norfolk shooting team for Juniors in sporting and won the Norfolk Skeet championship for juniors too. He has since shot for the county a few times and added other Norfolk titles, but his goals are to represent the country at national levels, England or GB team in Sporting/Compak/Fitasc disciplines.  

Charlie has been twice nominated for Young Shot of the Year award by CPSA members. He was also picked by Italian gun makers Rizzini as the only UK sponsored Junior shooter.

Joined the Academy: 2014

Shooting Fields: English Sporting, English Skeet, Compak Sporting

Charlie Soanes

Charlie's Shooting Achievements


  • British Open Sport Trap 3rd in Juniors 2019.

  • Runner- up at British Schools and Young Shots 49×50.


  • Runner-up CPSA young shot of the year award

  • 2nd BICTSF English Open Compak Championships in Colts


  • Runner-up CPSA young shot of the year award

  • 2nd Southdown Grand Masters in Colts

  • 1st Essex Masters in Colts

  • 2nd Norfolk FITASC Championship in Juniors

  • 1st Premier League in Colts

  • 1st Suffolk Sport Trap Championship in Colts

  • 3rd ICTSF World Sporting in Colts


  • 5th Essex Masters in Colts

  • Royal Berkshire Handicap classic – in shoot off final

  • 2nd English sporting Championship in Colts

  • 3rd East Midlands Skeet Championship in Juniors

  • 1st Suffolk Sporting Championship in Colts

  • 1st Norfolk Skeet Championship in Juniors (Norfolk title)

  • 3rd British All-Round Championship in Colts

  • 1st World Sporting Pre-Lim in Colts

  • 4th World Sporting in Colts

  • 2nd Norfolk FITASC Championship in Junior

  • 4th British Skeet championship in Colts

  • 4th British Sport Trap in Colts

  • 2nd British Sporting Championship in Colts

  • Premier League Series high gun

  • 1st Premier League Series in Colts

  • 1st Suffolk Sport Trap Championship in Colts

  • 1st Norfolk Skeet Doubles Championship Juniors

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