Gareth Davies

Gareth’s shooting career began six years ago, after a rugby injury, when he was told by Matthew Purdy (in an effort to get him off the sidelines of the rugby pitch!) to try shooting. He then spent five years under the leadership of Freddie Grounds with Gresham’s Rifle Team, spending his final year as their fullbore captain and main coach. He now studies Civil Engineering at the University of Warwick.

Gareth’s international fullbore debut was in 2008, when he was the youngest person to shoot for the England National Team (achieving sixth highest score in the process). Since then, he has attended all the junior tours to Jersey, Canada and South Africa with the UKCRT, BCRT and the GBU19s respectively. He has also toured to Trinidad and Jamaica with Gresham’s. Gareth is currently a member of the 2011 GBU25 World Championship Team but has never been on a senior tour, so is enjoying absorbing the advice and experiences from his old wrinkly teammates!

In his free time, Gareth is a keen percussionist who regularly attends public jazz, funk and latin sessions. He is also a member of the university Musical Theatre Society - tour song requests may be granted, but only for a small fee!

Gareth looks forward to returning to South Africa and to rekindling old friendships he made there. He is also eagerly anticipating the inevitable tan and pigging out on South Africa’s AMAZING food!