Victoria Knowles-Lacks // Founder
Victoria is our founder who set up the S&CBC in 2011. She lives in Shropshire with her gorgeous husband and bad tempered Lakeland Terrier. She loves nothing more than seeing women shine, grow in confidence and to enjoy the sport she loves. Victoria is a recreational clay shooter, adores a sim day and is a keen game shot. She has been featured on the BBC, National Press and writes a regular column for Fieldsports Magazine.
Victoria says: ''I'm so unbelievably proud of our very special club, community and our little team of regional ladies.
Laura Everton // East Central Region
Laura lives in Cambridge with her husband and two beautiful children, she’s been instrumental in the success of the S&CBC and heads up a very successful East Central Region. All of the girls love Laura. She’s so kind, super organised and her events frequently sell out. Laura has been hosting events for a few years and officially took over the East region in September 2017.
Laura has won S&CBC host of the year twice and was nominated for a CPSA award!
Maxine Smiles-Cooke // West Region
Hello, I’m Max and so very excited to be heading up the West!
Originally I trained as a teacher and now I work part time in Sports Development & Events. I am Mum to Imogen, step mum to Soph & I love giving new things a go and that’s where I came across shooting....and my, have I got the bug!
I live near Ross-on-Wye with Imogen & hubby amongst various dogs, cats & rabbits. I give everything a go at least once and really enjoy shooting, kayaking & skiing. I have been known to sing a tune at any opportunity and play the piano with an amusing degree of ineptitude.
I am super excited about working with Victoria and look forward to continuing her fabulous work in welcoming more wonderful ladies into the ladies shooting community!
We have lots of exciting events coming up and I can’t wait to meet you all. Everyone is welcome!
Jane Byworth-Hoadley // South of England
I’m a wife and mother of 2 and 1 fur ball, I’m a full time software tester and live in sunny Sussex.
My first event was ladies day 2016 and was hooked from that moment. It wasn’t just the shooting that hooked me, bun days mean meeting so many lovely people quite a few are now very very good friends, and being that i work from home and miss social interaction it was exactly what i needed.
Now i’m very pleased and excited to be taking on the next step by running the south region and expanding on the already fantastic work and events that Victoria has put in place. I love tweed, and am obsessed with anything pheasant I look forward to meeting more lovely people at future events.
Terri-ann Bethell // Midlands Region
Hi Ladies!, I'm Terri-ann, and have been lucky enough to be heading up the Midlands area and get to look after you lovely Midlands girls!
Based in Halesowen,with my partner and 13 year old son, I spend my days as Office Manager of a local engineering company and free time with my boys, at the yard with my lovely 24 year old horse - Asa, and of course -shooting!!
I am just starting out on my shooting journey having only picked up a gun for the first time last year when my brother took me to a local ground, from that moment I was hooked!! I absolutely adore this sport and meeting the fabulous women in it!
Tina Cant // North of England
Hi, so a little bit about me. I am a bit of a country bumpkin (though did work in the City for a couple of decades, as an insurance broker) and I spend my life surrounded by dogs, chickens and horses. I started shooting about 15yrs ago, after joining the syndicate at the shoot where I had previously been a beater and picker-up, down in Hampshire. It wasn’t until I joined Bun Club a few years back that I even thought about shooting clays, but working full time and then relocating from the New Forest to the West Yorkshire Pennines, meant all shooting had to take a back seat. I have terrible performance anxiety so hate shooting in front of people (easier to hide from prying eyes when game shooting), and Bun Club is the perfect forum for addressing that, along with meeting wonderful new ladies and just having fun. My mission, is to bring even more fab Bun Club days to the north, and help more girls get guns in their hands and encourage more ladies to possibly feel the fear, but then absolutely find the fun!
Leeza Williams // South West Region
Hi - I’m a Farmer’s wife, mum of 3 teenage boys, book-keeper, netball coach and chair of Cornwall Lady Guns! Born into a farming family on the edge of Truro, I have always been involved with the countryside, I got into ferreting as a small child and then progressing to the .410 at 9 yrs. I was heavily involved in my village YFC (I’m a believer of what you put in, you get out) where I met my hubby! I shot clays for YFC - only girl that would and wore the badge of honour for weeks - an oversized 12b! So as you can see tom boy at heart!
I am passionate about the countryside, farming, sport and above all making it accessable to Ladies no matter what their background. I am so looking forward to developing the Cornwall and Devon Region for The Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club - Dream Job springs to mind x