A marksman from south west Wales has won a prestigious sporting event against competitors from all over Great Britain.

Well-known Laugharne resident, Lloyd Morris, was part of the Welsh Team at the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s Home International.

Lloyd, who was one of the three veterans on the team, was joined by senior, junior, ladies and super veterans on the 12-strong Welsh team.

Lloyd beat competitors from across Britain to win the High Gun competition at the international, which was held at the prestigious Lecq Shooting Ground at Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Lloyd, who was competing in the veteran class, is the first Welshman to hold the title. He was also captain of the Welsh Team which came second overall in the competition.

Lloys said regular practice was an essential ingredient in his success and he paid tribute to his sponsors, Laugharne Corporation.

In existence since the 13th Century, Laugharne Corporation was the municipal authority of the Laugharne until 1873.

Today it continues as a charity, upholding ancient traditions and benefitting the residents of the small west Wales township, supporting local people and causes.

The corporation helped Lloyd with the costs involved in taking part in the championships and provided him with a quilted shooting jacket embroidered with its coat of arms.

Lloyd returned to the Corporation to show the cup and shield he had won to the Portreeve, Matthew Thomas, and members of the Corporation.

“I am grateful for the support of the corporation,” said Lloyd “and hope it will continue to assist local people in pursuing sporting success in the future.”