Sporting Excellence Scholar: Isaac Jones
Isaac Jones, Sporting Excellence Scholar - Christmas Cup 2014

Sport: Clay Pigeon Shooting (Trap)

Representative club: Northern Ireland Senior Shooting Team

Ultimate sporting goal: To shoot at an international level for as long as possible

For Isaac sport is his passion and hobby, driving him to succeed in every aspect of his life. Approaching his fourth year of competitive shooting, one of his greatest achievements was being selected for the Northern Ireland senior team. 

"The first time I shot for Northern Ireland it was such an honour and so much fun that I decided that I was going to try and do it every year, and so far I have!"

Isaac believes the secret to his own success is consistency and advances his sporting talent by competing at key events each year including; the ABT Home International, the ABT British open and Christmas Cup. 

Working his way up from the bottom, Isaac looks to his sporting hero, Lewis Hamilton, for inspiration and to remind him that it is possible to turn a passion into a career. 

Following the tracks of his role model and combining sport with his academic studies, Isaac who is studying his dream course BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, is now investigating a placement in the Motorsport industry. 

"I hope that the valuable skills and knowledge I transfer from my sport will enable me to secure a job in research and development within sport when I finish university."

Alongside study and pursuing his sport at a national level, Isaac represents the university at many BUCS events each year where he secures points for the UPSU Clay Pigeon Shooting Club, regularly going home with top results. 

Making sure he carefully balances his academic studies and sports training to ensure he gets enough shooting time, Isaac is keen to ensure he utilises every moment here enabling him to realise his dreams.

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