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Day 4 – R&R in Quebec

The team have been making the most of the few days we have off before competitions start again on Friday. Some of the team took the opportunity to get out of the city and explore the stunning Canadian wilderness for a leisurely hike. The rest of us remained in Quebec for a day of sampling …

Day 3 – Valcartier Invitational (Continued)

With the cobwebs blown out yesterday, the team once again descended on Batoche range for our second day of shooting. With Team GB occupying nine slots out of the top ten going in, and a team match on the schedule, things were suddenly becoming rather more consequential. We started the day with another 2&15 at …

Day 2 – The Valcartier Invitational

The team rose bright and early (one much earlier than others) for the first day of shooting in Quebec. For many of us it was our first visit to the Batoche range at Valcartier and also a new experience of using the electronic target systems on our personal devices! The morning commenced with liberal application …

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Gary Alexander
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When asked to join the management team for this tour i didn’t know the world was about to be knocked sideways by a pandemic that would postpone us a couple of years and put us on course for “plan G”!

I am delighted to be returning to Borden after a very long time and very much looking forward to a first visit to Montreal.

Our team has a wide range of experiences and it has been enormous fun working with them all including my son Jack who will put a keen edge on my own competitive nature.

Off the range I enjoy scuba diving in beautiful places around the world with Zoe and getting out in the countryside with a shotgun in the crook of the arm with Fergus our springer spaniel.

Reg Roberts
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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.

Jane Messer
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A keen advocate of team shooting, Jane has toured widely, including to Australia, Barbados, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad, the USA and Zimbabwe.   She enjoys both shooting and reading the wind, particularly at long range, so perhaps unsurprisingly she has eight Palma badges, including as Captain in 2015.   Jane was also privileged to captain the successful GB team to British Columbia, Alberta and Ottawa in 2010 which she greatly enjoyed, not least because of the dramatic scenery at Chilliwack and Homestead ranges and in the Rockies.  This will be Jane’s eighth tour to the Canadian ranges but her first since 2014.  It will be her first visit both to Quebec and to Borden and she is looking forward both to the challenge of new ranges and also getting a chance to see areas of Canada unknown to her, especially the beautiful Quebec City.

Jane is also an accomplished individual shot having won a number of important individual competitions, including the President’s Prize at the DCRA Meeting in Ottawa as well as the Grand Aggregate and St George’s Vase at Bisley.

Christina Cuming
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Christina started shooting at Bradfield College aged 14 and quickly fell in love with the sport. Her first tour was with the UK Cadet Rifle Team to Jersey in 2018 followed by a tour to Canada with the Athelings as well as a tour to Scotland with the GBU19s. Christina shoots for Yorkshire, and earned her England caps in the 2021 and 2022 National Matches. She is now looking forward to travelling to Bloemfontein as part of the GBU25 Team for the 2024 World Championships.

Christina has just graduated with a Psychology degree from Durham University, where she was also Captain of the University Rifle Club. When she is not shooting, she loves to run and hike and more recently took up rowing at university. After university she is taking a year out to shoot and is hoping to do a ski season as a chef, before looking for a job in the City and moving to London. She is hugely grateful for the opportunity to improve her skills on tour with GB this summer.

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