David Dale

David Dale

Head Coach

David Dale is an award winning Skeet expert and head coach for the National Shooting Centre (NCSC). His experience and positive coaching techniques make him one of the most popular coaches in the UK and we are very lucky to have him working at the NCSC. Whether you are a novice shooter or competing at a high level, David is on hand to provide world class coaching and tuition.

Skeet is a fun, yet a technically challenging discipline that is infectious amongst clay shooters. If you wish to have a go or hone your skills at either English or Olympic Skeet, you can book a lesson direct with David. Whether a 1 to 1 lesson or a group booking, take advantage of the best tuition available in this field.

“I started shooting when I was 10 years old after my parents took up the sport in the early 80s.  It was a hobby that soon became a job in 1999 when I was lucky enough to be employed at Bisley Shooting Ground as a junior instructor. I worked at BSG for two years until I was offered the chance to move over to the newly built National Clay Shooting Centre and I’m still here to this day.

It was working at the NCSC that I found I had an aptitude for Skeet Shooting, first English skeet then moving on to Olympic skeet. I have had some success in Olympic skeet, having represented England eight times over the past twelve years. I have won the English Grand Prix twice and the English open once, including numerous county and inter county wins over the years. Outside of competing, I was a technical officer for the 2002 commonwealth games, a senior referee at the London Olympics and the Glasgow commonwealth games. I have been team coach to the GB Junior Team four times on matches abroad and a British Shooting Pathway Coach for the past five years. In 2012 I was awarded the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s coach of the year award and was runner up in 2018.”

David Dale, Head Coach NCSC Bisley