John Norris Welcomes Result Of Sport England Poll

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Shooting clothing retailers react to poll demonstrating the sport's growing popularity

The fact that shooting now outranks mainstream sports such as rugby and football demonstrates its increasing popularity and for those looking to get involved in the sport, we can advise customers personally on the right choices in clothing and equipment, tailored to their individual needs.

Shooting clothing and accessories retailer John Norris have welcomed the results of a recent survey by Sport England, which ranks the activity ahead of mainstream sports such as football and rugby in terms of participant satisfaction and quality of sporting experience.

Shooting came 4th overall in the survey of almost 44,000 people who regularly participate in sporting activity across the U.K. Overall, 45 sports were included, with respondents from various different levels of involvement asked to rank their chosen activity on a number of factors, including value for money, facilities and logistics/organisation The study took place between March and May 2009, with the preliminary results published in August. A more detailed report on each sport is to follow in October.

John Norris are one of the U.K's leading retailers of shooting clothing, equipment and accessories. From their headquarters in the Lake District, they serve customers from all over the world, both from their showroom in Penrith and via their website at: http://www.johnnorris.co.uk .

With a wealth of experience in the sport, combined with purchasing agreements with leading manufacturers such as Barbour and Beretta, they offer one of the finest ranges of shooting clothing and equipment around, including shooting breeks and trousers and shooting jackets, including the stylish Barbour Endurance 3 in 1 Jacket and Barbour Ladies Langley Jacket.

A spokesperson for John Norris commented on the Sport England poll by saying:

"This report confirms what we have known for a long time, that shooting is a hugely enjoyable and rewarding pastime. As one of this country's finest traditions, the news that so many people are now actively participating in shooting is great not only for the sport itself, but also for rural communities, for whom it has been an integral part of life for many years."

Continued:

"The fact that shooting now outranks mainstream sports such as rugby and football demonstrates its increasing popularity and for those looking to get involved in the sport, we can advise customers personally on the right choices in clothing and equipment, tailored to their individual needs."

To find out more about John Norris, visit their website at http://www.johnnorris.co.uk

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