NORTH Yorkshire teenager Edward Medforth is the new Junior Home International High Gun champion - and is now set to represent Great Britain in Italy and Russia.

He will be joined in the GB ranks, too, by Pocklington teenager Luke Young, who likewise competed in the Home International as England's youngest shooter.

Farmer's son Medforth, from Thixendale, took his title in Wales after out-firing fellow sharp shots from Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The 19-year-old, now ranked second in Great Britain's junior list, started shooting at the age 10 on the family farm and the got into Olympic skeet competition having taken lessons at Beverley Clay Target Centre.

He competes for England and GB and is tutored by John Robinson, who is England's Commonwealth Games head coach and now Australia coach.

He will travel to Italy on Thursday to represent Britain in the Junior World Cup, and next month will head off to Russia with GB for the World Championships.

York-born Young, 18, who has just finished his 'A' Levels at Woldgate College in Pocklington, will be going to Italy with him.

Young, who also lives on a farm, started shooting Olympic skeet four years ago after learning the basics at Beverley Target Centre.

He was 2014 Yorkshire Colt (under-16) champion, represented Yorkshire and North of England juniors in 2015 and 2016, and last year also won the High Gun Welsh Grand Prix and the development class at the European Commonwealth Shooting Games in Wales.

This year he has been crowned Yorkshire and North of England junior champion, took bronze at the UK Championships, and has won a place on the GB Talent Pathway.

He got his first England cap last month - the youngest member of the squad.