Rising star Nathan Hales is the latest clay shooter to join highly respected Italian cartridge manufacturer Nobel Sport Italia (NSI) as a Brand Ambassador.
The Kent-based 19-year-old car salesman is avidly pursuing a professional career in Olympic Trap shooting, with the help of the multi-award-winning brand. Nathan said: “I’m really happy with how the cartridges perform. They are smooth to shoot, yet extremely hard hitting. I approached Edgar Brothers in January after trying NSI cartridges for the first time at the World Championships in Italy. Having their support is a massive help for me as cartridges were my biggest spend.”
Nathan is currently getting through around 1,200 NSI Quattro Fluo 12g, 28gm and 24gm cartridges a month at the A1 Shooting Ground, under the guidance of coach Claudio Capelldo.
Brought up by parents who regularly shoot game, it was inevitable that Nathan would follow in their footsteps. And with champion Sporting shooter, John Woolley as an uncle, it’s clear that Nathan comes from winning stock. He added: “I’ve grown up around shooting. My mum would organise game shoots and I was taken along, even as a baby and would sit in my dad’s cartridge bag. It’s all I’ve ever known and it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
Nathan has been competing in local, national and European competitions for years and has a string of prestigious titles to his name. They include Junior British Grand Prix Olympic Trap Champion for 2014 and 2015, Junior World Helice Champion in 2013 and 2016 Junior Malaga Grand Prix Champion.
Looking to the future, Nathan is hoping to compete in the upcoming European Championships. He also has high hopes to be in Queensland, Australia in 2018 for the next Commonwealth Games and Tokyo in 2020 for the Olympic Games.
Edgar Brothers Brand Ambassador for Zoli, Becky McKenzie is thrilled to welcome Nathan into their growing team. She said: “Nathan is an exceptionally talented Olympic Trap shooter. He is a very polite young man, very approachable and a great ambassador for Edgar Brothers and NSI.”