Commonwealth Games Glory For Irwin Mitchell's Shooting Star

Caroline Povey Follows In Dad’s Footsteps With Medal


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Irwin Mitchell sponsored Great Britain shooting team member, Caroline Povey, is celebrating after winning a bronze medal for Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Caroline secured third spot in the women’s trap with a shoot-out victory over Natalie Rooney of New Zealand at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in Carnoustie.
Winning the medal means that Caroline follows in the footsteps of her father, Joe Neville, who won gold and silver at the 1986 Games in Edinburgh.

After winning the medal, she said: "It was very nerve-wracking but I just had to try to stay focused, keep it one target at a time and I'm absolutely delighted to win a bronze medal. Dad won gold and silver the last time the Games were in Edinburgh so when I found out I was coming to Glasgow 2014 it was always the aim and now we've got all three from the Games in Scotland.”

Commenting on the support she has received from Irwin Mitchell before left for the Games, Caroline said:

"I am absolutely thrilled and very honoured to be selected to represent Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I am really grateful for the support I have received from Irwin Mitchell over the past two years. Their financial assistance has enabled me to focus on my competitions and be at my best when it really mattered.”

Niall Baker, Chief Executive of Irwin Mitchell’s Business Legal Services division, said:

Expert Opinion
We are absolutely thrilled that Caroline has won bronze in Glasgow. She has trained hard for the Commonwealth Games and truly deserves this medal.”
Niall Baker, CEO & Partner