Paul Sykes


  • Sussex
  • England

Paul started shooting with his father, having spent many a year at Bisley 'on holiday' as a child. In his early years, he captained The Perse School and the University of London. In 2004 he was Adjutant for the Great Britain Under 25 tour to South Africa. He first gained international honours as part of the England National Match team that same year.  

This is his third GB tour, but first to Australia, having travelled to South Africa in 2008 and Canada in 2010. 2010 was a big year for Paul, being part of the England team for both the National and the Mackinnon matches, and part of the GB team for the Kolapore, Commonwealth, Canada and America matches. This is his first Palma team.

Individual highlights include two top 50 Grand finishes, 5 HM Queen's Finals and a win in the 2007 Welsh Open - as an Englishman!

Away from shooting, Paul is a qualified doctor following a career in surgery and is currently undertaking research into pancreatic cancer as part of a PhD. In his spare time he also enjoys skiing, running, swimming and cycling.