The Academy has been created to honour the memory of and to continue the work of Luigi (Lou) Vetere in providing Airgun instruction and teaching service to people of all ages.

The Academy provides the following:

  • Adult Airgun set up instuction (Rifle, Pistol, Spring, PCP, Gas Ram and CO2)
  • Gun and Sighting mechanism selection advice and set up
  • Junior and Adult introduction to airguns and the sport
  • Basis and background to marksmanship
  • Airgun safety and legal framework advice
  • We welcome all ages, experience levels and abilities and will endeavour to assist with any special needs

Charges for one to one instruction start at £20 per hour with each additional person up to a maximum of 4 people in a group at £10 per person.  Juniors are free of charge for a maximum of two 1 hour slots.

All of our instructors are BASC Trained and Approved and hold valid DBS certificates

About Lou Vetere and the Academy created in his name.

We lost Lou in March 2019, but during his time as our instructor, his passion for airguns was passed on to many adults and children. 

His patience, attitude and inclusive methods were welcomed by all that he taught and it is with this legacy that the Academy has been formed and will continue.

As part of LVSA and operated by Lea Valley Airgun Club, the Academy home is :

Lea Valley Shooting Association

Hanging Grove

Bramfield Road


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