About David Beardsmore

David Beardsmore is a former World Champion and England Shooting Team Captain. David is globally recognised as one of the most successful and accomplished coaches in the world today. 

Based at Doveridge Clay Sports, David has 70 acres of stunning Derbyshire countryside at his fingertips providing impeccable surroundings for expert coaching and tuition. With a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in competitive / game shooting and an understanding of the shooting world, David offers bespoke lessons in both clay and game shooting, providing straightforward and easy to understand instruction.

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David’s coaching is designed to suit every individual, ensuring that personal goals are reached and success at every level is achieved, whether you are taking up the sport for the first time or are a seasoned shooter looking to improve your technique. David is recognised as an authority within the shooting world – He has been a monthly columnist in the Clay Shooter, Sporting Shooter and Clay Shooting magazines and has also written many articles in several different books/magazines including the Shooting Times, Pull magazine and the Shooting Gazette.

David's Achievements


Eley Hawk brand ambassador

Eley Hawk brand ambassador

David Beardsmore, has been shooting Eley Hawk cartridges for years: "Eley Hawk produce outstanding ammunition, they are simply the best on the market," he says. Dave has been shooting for over 25 years and has been part of the England Shooting Team for 15 years. He was also England Shooting Team Captain in 2007 and 2009. David is acknowledged around the world as one of the top Skeet shooting shots, with numerous titles to his name. He has a vast amount of knowledge in all aspects of clay target and game shooting. "I have shot Eley Hawk cartridges at the highest level of competition for many years and it has never let me down. Eley Hawk produce very consistent ammunition which has been a major factor in my successful shooting career to date,"

Eley Cartridges
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Beretta Guns

Beretta is the oldest and largest manufacturer of shotguns in the world and it’s well known for its broad range of firearms: side-by-side shotguns, over-and-under shotguns, semi-automatic shotguns, hunting rifles, express rifles, assault rifles, submachine guns, lever- and bolt-action rifles, single- and double-action revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

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Doveridge clay sports club

Doveridge Clay Sports

The Bramley Family have been running Doveridge Clay Sports Club for over 16 Years. Doveridge Clay Sports is one of the few CPSA Premier Plus Shooting Grounds in the Country. It has successfully hosted some of the world’s most prestigious clay shooting events including English, British and World Championships.  Doveridge has been home for David Beardsmore Shooting for many years and has enabled him to train and coach clients in World-class facilities.

Doveridge clay sports
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Premier Guns

David works closely with Premier guns in order to provide an excellent on-site fitting service.  Premier Guns based at Doveridge is the ideal way to test and try a vast range of guns in order to get the perfect fit for you. David will guide you through the process of making sure each element of the gun suits you and you style. Clients wishing to invest in a one-off bespoke made gun can join David on a trip to Italy and visit the Beretta factory.

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Ed Lyons

Ed Lyons is a Visual Performance Consultant based in Wolverhampton and is a Director of Flint and Partners Optometrists.He has developed an innovative approach to assessing the visual profile of an athlete that has seen his clients win domestic, national and international titles, and him win the accolade of SportsVision Practice of The Year at the Optician Awards. He is also a Finalist in the AOP Optometrist of The Year 2020.He regularly features in Clay Shooting magazine in addition to writing for Clay Shooting Success and Shootclay.co.uk

ED Lyons Website
Animal transit boxes

Animal Transit Boxes

Animal Transit Boxes has a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem solving and attention to detail. As one of the UK's market leaders of custom made dog transit solutions, our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We pride ourselves on manufacturing the UK's finest quality bespoke animal transit solutions, dog vehicles, dog transit boxes, vehicle drawer units, double cab pick-up systems, dog van conversions and dog whelping boxes.

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The Emtec NoiseBreaker® is a personal moulded ear plug with a silicone rubber moulding which is tailor-made to an individual's concha bowl and ear canal providing full comfort. NoiseBreakers are available in various colours, can be made metal detectable and attached together with a cord, if required.The NoiseBreaker is designed to be worn in any noisy environment. Our personal moulded ear plugs can be worn comfortably with PPE.

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