Once again, the training was conceived with the precious support of Fiocchi Foundation, and the kids had the chance to share the range alongside top-caliber shooters like Giovanni Pellielo, Jessica Rossi, Marco Innocenti and Mauro De Filippis, pillars of the Italian National Team. Mirco Cenci, coach of the Italian Double Trap selection, and Fiocchi ambassador Valerio Staffelli also took part in the initiative.

After a brief theoretic introduction, where they learned the technical and safety basics of the discipline, the students were split in three groups, taking turns on the stations and breaking their first targets ever, under the guidance of their extraordinary teachers.

"We're very satisfied: the number of kids that grow interest for our sport is constantly increasing, also because of our initiatives all around Italy," said Fiocchi Marketing Director Mr. Marzio Maccacaro.

"The young women are the most passionate about trying Shotgun shooting, and they're even more curious of their male counterparts. We're very proud of the cultural process we started, it's truly necessary to throw down some skepticism and barriers that surround our sport. We have to keep going this way and the feedback of the youngsters gives us the strenght to do so." he concluded.

"Initiatives like this help a lot our movement and I'm very happy to be alongside the kids in their approach to the sport," added four-time Olympic medalist Giovanni Pellielo. "I try to make them understand how good and how safe this discipline is, how it can educate and develop. Their smiles and their interest and enthusiasm are contagious... and who knows, maybe there's a promising new shooter among them!"

The initiative was made possible thanks to the valuable collaboration of the Italian Clay Shooting Federation, the Municipality of Vercelli, Eastern Piemonte University, CUSPO and MIUR.