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Date: 22nd March 2017

Following on from last year’s extremely successful competition Newton Rigg College, in conjunction with the British Association of Shooting and Conservation and the National Gamekeepers Organisation, is offering another unique opportunity for youngsters to get a taste of life as a Gamekeeper with the chance to WIN one of only 14 places on a two-day, all-inclusive ‘Gamekeeping Experience’.

This brilliant opportunity, open to students 14-16 years old, will be held at Newton Rigg College on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017.  The Experience will include the opportunity to find out about the practical aspects of Gamekeeping, including visiting a pheasant rearing facility, visiting the college’s grouse moor, shotgun safety and clay pigeon shooting, deer stalking and air rifle shooting.

To be in with a shot at winning a place on the Gamekeeping Experience weekend, entrants are required to write a short piece (no more than 250 words) about why they want to come to be part of the Experience.
All the organisations involved would encourage youngsters to enter if they’re the outdoor type, as this competition will give them the chance to see what it takes to be a real Gamekeeper. The ‘Experience will hopefully light a spark in those who may not have even considered a career in Gamekeeping. Gamekeeping is an excellent career choice for those who love the outdoor life and want to learn the skills which would help them to work in estate management, wildlife management or technical and environmental consultancy roles.

Newton Rigg College has excellent facilities and strong links with the gamekeeping and wildlife management industry.

Please send your name, age, address and entry to:-  or
Gamekeeping Experience
Newton Rigg College
CA11 0AH

Terrms and Conditions:

Age:   The competition is open to those between the ages of 14 and 16 on 1st June 2017.

Entry requirements: Entrants need to write a short piece (no more than 250 words) about why they would like to attend a ‘Gamekeeping Experience’ weekend.

Deadline:  Please send entries via email to: OR post: Gamekeeping Experience, Newton Rigg College, Penrith, CA11 0AH.

Entries must be received by Monday 24th April 2017.

Dates and judging: 

Judging will take place by Friday 28th April 2017. The entries will be judged by a panel of Newton Rigg College staff. There are 14 places available and the Experience weekend dates are Fri 2 – Sun 4 June 2017; these will be confirmed with the winners. All winners will be notified by 5th May 2017. There is no cash or alternative prize available. Winners must provide their own transport to and from Newton Rigg College.

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Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400