Meet your new BASC East regional team


From today, 1 April, BASC East will account for two additional counties in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, which join the existing region of Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. 

For those of you who are now part of BASC East, here’s a quick who’s-who in your new regional team…

Terry Behan

Terry is regional director for BASC East. He is an avid pigeon shooter and wildfowler. The son of a gamekeeper, Terry has carried on the family values of shooting and conservation throughout his life. He currently runs a small shoot in Essex where he enjoys deer stalking and game shooting.

Will Knight


Will is regional officer for BASC East. Will is from Cambridgeshire, where he has lived all his life. He has a life-long passion for shooting having become involved from an early age. Will’s shooting career has seen him graduate from an air rifle plinking cans off posts to a .410 then on to a 12-bore. 

Will is involved with a small driven syndicate shoot which he enjoys very much. When not shooting there in the season, you’ll also find him frequenting local clay grounds.

Ellesha Young


Ellesha has worked for BASC East for two years as operations coordinator. Previous to this she worked in customer-service based roles. 

When she’s not at work, Ellesha enjoys spending time outdoors, riding her horses and walking her dog. She’s a passionate advocate for conservation and is currently learning to shoot.

Kerry Ellis


Kerry joined the BASC East team as a regional officer nearly three years ago after studying game and wildlife management at Sparsholt college. She then went on to complete a degree in ecology and conservation. 

Having been brought up around fieldsports, Kerry has a love for all shooting, especially deer stalking, clay shooting and wildfowling. Over and above this there is nothing she loves more than working her team of dogs in the shooting season. 

During her time covering Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and north Cambridgeshire, Kerry has thoroughly enjoyed visiting many different shoots, attending shows, and arranging member events.

Ben Cotterell

Regional firearms officer Ben was raised in a small rural town in West Norfolk. He’s the first to say that he was something of a bookworm as a child, pouring over books on weaponry and history. 

Ben first learned to shoot with air rifles before moving onto shotguns. More recently he has become involved in pheasant shooting as a beater, in addition to enjoying wildfowling and deer stalking. 

Ben has a background in insurance and is used to advocating for others when dealing with government bodies and the legal system. 

The newest recruit to the BASC East team, Ben is looking forward to assisting other shooters and supporting the shooting community and our way of life through his new role.

Get in touch with the team by heading to the BASC East pages here. 

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