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“Shooting is my passion!” Tom Miller

Tom Miller - Champion Clay & Skeet Shooter

A couple of months back a young man approached Country Attire to enquire whether they might sponsor him in his ambition to be the best Clay Pigeon and Skeet shot in England, and later hopefully, the world. Tom Miller intrigued us immediately, not only with his determination, but also by his unusual initiative in seeking our assistance. He was seeking a sponsor whose commercial activity linked comfortably with shooting and country pursuits. He was indeed fortunate to find Country Attire almost on his doorstep, five miles from his home; the world’s largest combined stockists of Barbour clothing and Hunter boots.

Tom, just 22, was born and bred in the small north Derbyshire market town of Chapel-en-le-Frith, where he also went to school. He learned his shooting craft early, when, as soon as he could safely handle a weapon, around age 10, he went shooting with his father, proudly armed with a 410 shotgun. They roamed the hills and dales of the surrounding Peak District, where he soon developed a love for the countryside and, his father noted, an early accuracy in his shooting, invariably hitting what he was aiming at. By 2007 Tom, encouraged by his parents, was confident enough to test his skill in competition, and over the next six years he has racked up some impressive titles and awards.


Tom, the son of a local builder and joiner, does have a couple of other activities which occupy him when he’s not toting his beloved Miroku 12-bore shotgun around the UK’s top shooting competitions; he’s a keen footballer and keeps himself fit with regular gym workouts. But Clay and Skeet Shooting are his passion, but unfortunately a passion with little financial reward; the sport does not have a high profile, seldom featured on TV, so prize money is meagre and competitors have to raise their own expenses for travelling, subsistence, and of course, ammunition. When Tom contacted us with his story and impressive sporting achievements, we called our friends at J Barbour & Sons and asked if we might join forces in sponsoring Tom’s endeavours, we were delighted by their immediate enthusiastic response.


So Tom Miller has now been equipped with over £1,000 worth of Barbour outfits and cash, which include  a Sporting Featherweight Jacket, a Highmoor Sporting Gilet, a Storm half-zip, traditional fit Moleskin trousers and sports caps, gloves and polo shirts. So here’s one young man who’ll not look out of place at any shooting event, proudly bearing the Country Attire and Barbour logos on the barrels of his over and under Miroku shotgun. Both J Barbour & Sons and Country Attire wish Tom every success this season and hope his new kit will bring him even greater success this season and into the future.




Tom’s current list of achievements:

Derbyshire Sporting Champion.

Derbyshire All Round Champion.

Derbyshire FITASC Champion.

Derbyshire Team Gold in Sporting.

Derbyshire Team Bronze in Skeet.

West Midlands All Round Championship - Silver .

British Open All Round Championship - Bronze.

The Grouse Shooting Ground Winter Series Winner.

Browning Winter Series at Doveridge 1st Prize