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Day 7 – The Team Drive to Borden

An early start today, as the team rose from 6:30AM to begin loading the van, shortly after our tenacious Team Treasurer’s training session in the hotel gym had concluded. After completing the mammoth 900 km journey, the team are all settled in for nine days of back to back shooting. Tomorrow marks the beginning of …

Day 6 – Waterfalls, Ziplines, and Poutine

Today was our third and final day of R&R in Quebec City. We were treated to much finer weather than yesterday’s washout, and the team had a choice of either a wonderful walking tour by Gale S from PQRA, or an adrenaline-fuelled ziplining adventure. Our tour started with a stroll from the City Hall up …

Day 5 – R&R in Quebec (Continued)

The team woke on day 2 of R+R in Quebec to find the weather had turned quite considerably rainy, and so indoor activity was the order of the day. Some team members opted for sightseeing at the Citadel, which forms part of the fortifications around Quebec City – did you know Quebec City is only …

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Dave Rose
England
Cap #:
859
Big 5 Caps:
17

David is honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility of team Adjutant, a path well trodden in the last decade. This will be David’s eighth trip to Canada and he is looking forward to visiting new ranges he has not previously shot at. He is particularly looking forward to renewing friendships with our Canadian friends and making new ones at the same time. David started shooting with Epsom College (many years ago) and continued with the OERC and at both County and National teams.

Apart from shooting David spends much of his time flying around the country for work and more importantly to Edinburgh to spend time with his better half

Reg Roberts
England
Cap #:
707
Big 5 Caps:
24

Reg is a Chartered Accountant who owns a recruitment agency in the South of England. Although Australian by birth, he arrived in the UK in 1983 and the country has suffered ever since!  He started his shooting career as a cadet in 1971 when laid up with a rugby injury.

Reg has toured overseas on 11 previous GB teams including 7 to Canada, one to Australia in 2005 as Captain and was a target coach for the GB Palma winning teams in 2007and 2015. His personal achievements include 25 Queen’s final badges, 6 Grand Aggregate crosses and 12 St.George’s badges. Inducted into the ‘big five’ in 2016, he Captained the winning Kolapore match that year with a record score on ICFRA targets.

His is married to Jennifer and has four children, two of which, Nick and Tim, are already avid fullbore shots. Reg’s other hobbies include fly fishing, share investing and the development of a golf resort in British Columbia.

Nigel Ball
GC SM SC
England
Cap #:
721
Big 5 Caps:
66

Nigel is no stranger to Canada having been on a variety of GB and England teams during the last 32 years. It was his first official team there in 1991 that gave him an appetite to tour and he relishes the chance to return and compete with old friends.

Nigel’s shooting career began in the Royal Navy, where he won the Queens Medal with Service Rifle. He then branched out into Target Rifle which is now his main event and thinks that one day he will be quite good at it if he practices hard. He has gained several Grand Agg, Queens Final and George’s badges in his time but it is team shooting he relishes most. In his opinion there is nothing like a well-oiled team that flows and supports each other, to perform to the best, hence his delight on being in this team with a blend of youth and experience all willing and eager to demonstrate their shooting skills.

Jack Alexander
Ireland
Cap #:
921
Big 5 Caps:
28

Jack Alexander started fullbore shooting at the age of 13 under the supervision of his father, leading on to a number of years shooting with Wiltshire ACF. As with many of his shooting friends, he caught the bug and never looked back. Jack went on to shoot for Ireland followed by his first GBU25 tour to America 2015, where he took part in his first World championships, picking up individual and team golds. Jack’s other individual shooting highlight is representing Ireland in two Commonwealth Games.

Outside of shooting Jack has a plumbing business. He also likes to find as much time as possible to head in to the mountains to hike, climb and take part in many outdoor activities.

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