Jane Messer


  • Sussex
  • England

A keen proponent of team shooting, this is Jane’s 17th GB tour and her fifth tour to Australia. She launched her international shooting career as a new (and very young!) cap in the GB Ladies team during the Australian Bicentenary year in 1988.  In 1994, she top scored in her first Australia match, at Swanbourne in Perth, with a then record individual score. This was followed by Tasmania and South Australia in 1997 and a second visit to Swanbourne in 2001. 

This is Jane’s sixth consecutive Palma team and her first as a wind coach rather than a shooter.  She has shot in all the ‘Big 5’ team matches, with a total of 52 appearances to date, and is keen to complete the set as a coach too. In addition to her considerable shooting and coaching skills, she has also successfully tried her hand at leadership, captaining the GB team on their tour to Canada in 2010 and in the Kolapore earlier this year   

Although team shooting is Jane’s favourite, she is also an accomplished individual shot having won a number of important individual competitions at Bisley and elsewhere, including the Grand Aggregate in 1998 and the St George’s in 2005.