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Lia's shooting her way to the top!

26 April 2016

Local girl Lia McKenzie, is taking the sporting world by storm and is now ranked number one junior girl in Northern Ireland for Air Pistol Shooting.

A member of East Antrim Rifle and Pistol Club in Ballyclare, Lia took up the sport of shooting at 12 years of age and has only been competing competitively since last year.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg comments; “I would like to congratulate Lia on her achievements which include a commendable 7th place in the Women’s 10m Air Pistol Grand Prix at the 2015 Great Britain Junior Internationals and a 5th place in the British Championships. We are incredibly proud of Lia and wish her every continued success in the sport”.

Lia’s ambitions are to be selected for the 2017 Commonwealth Games and to one day qualify for the Olympics.