A have-a-go voucher given to a young boy has led to him becoming a rising star in British shooting.

Michael Bovingdon, 18, has just finished his A levels at Holyport College and last week represented Team GB in the ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation) World Championship in Lovato in Italy, achieving a personal best.

This week he is competing in the junior world cup in Suhl, Germany.

His proud parents are Michael and Mel - who run the family beef cattle farm in Horton village.

Michael Senior said: "He was given a have-a-go voucher when he was a child and went to a shooting ground at Ruislip for the day.

"It just took off from there and he has just gone from strength to strength. The Olympics have got to be the ultimate aim."

Michael's first success saw him secure gold in the junior category at the British Helice Championships aged 13.

He won grants from the Prince Philip Trust and after two years on the British Shooting Talent Pathway progamme was selected for the junior British team and went on to compete in events in South Korea, Australia, the European championships in Austria and the world championships in South Korea.

More recently he won gold in the junior men category of the Portuguese championship 2019, setting a British finals record of 46/50.

His personal best last week at Lovato saw him achieve 112 out of 125.