Over the past few years James has quickly established himself as one of the top sporting shooters in the country. After dominating the junior category and claiming English, British, European & World titles James' focus now turns to the open category and has had great success from the off by earning himself a place in the GB senior Compak squad as well as winning a number of large shoots. Some of James' best achievements have been winning the 2018 European junior compak championship, the 2019 World ICTSF junior title, finishing runner up overall at the British Open sporting in 2018 and winning the Beretta World title in 2020.
As well as being a competitive clay shooters James is also a passionate game shooter and countryman. Having grown up on the family farm shooting came naturally from a young age and James owes most of his success to this. After spending every weekend in a hide usually protecting a field of cauliflower he learnt much of his shooting ability from shooting wood pigeons. Coming in from every angle at every speed, they created the perfect target and by the time James found clay shooting there weren't many target presentations he hadn't already seen before.