Jon Underwood

GM, GC2, SM2

  • Surrey
  • England

Jon learned to shoot at age 11 at Aldro School before picking up full-bore under John Crathorne and Peter Hicks at RGS Guildford, where he followed David Armstrong and preceded the two Matts, the team’s coaches.

This is his eleventh GB tour, but only his second to Australia, having first toured in 1994. An unflappable team shot, he has made 43 ‘Big 5’ appearances for England and Great Britain to date, a large number of them as last man down. He also represented England at the most recent Commonwealth games in Delhi in 2010.

Jon has also had some individual success; he won the Grand Aggregate at Bisley in 2005, and then again in 2009, and in 2006 he won Her Majesty the Queen’s Prize, becoming the first person to win the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals in the same year.

Jon looks after his family’s business interests in Surrey, which include a tool and plant hire business.  He also coaches shooting at the Royal Grammar School, and has been instrumental in the running of inter-university shooting since his days of captaining London University.