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Day 1 – The Team Arrives in Quebec

Following a few very minor transportation challenges, the GB team have arrived in Quebec City! The team have spent this afternoon carefully checking over kit, assembling rifles, and preparing for our first competition tomorrow. Having received our GB tour badges from the captain, everyone is eager to start getting some shots down the range tomorrow!

GB Canada Tour Underway – Day 0

It is with much excitement and anticipation that the Great Britain Rifle Team shall imminently depart the United Kingdom, bound for Canada to compete in a series of regional and national championships before contesting the Canada and Commonwealth Matches. With the original captaincy having been announced four years ago, this is another in a series …

Canada 2023 Team Announcement

GBRT Canada 2023 team announcement
GB Rifle Team to Canada, touring August 2023, announced…

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Dave Rose
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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

Christopher Heales
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Christopher shoots with the West Suffolk Rifle Club in Norfolk, currently their captain, he is also a regular member of the Norfolk County team. He has previously toured to Canada and Guyana with England and been a member of three European Long Range teams, appearing also in the National and Lawrence. This will be his first GB tour.

When not shooting or at work, he may occasionally be found cycling along local leafy lanes, although vigorously denies having gone full “MAMIL”. He also enjoys cooking and dabbles in the world of home brewing, sometimes with explosive results. Happily married with 2 grown up children and a dog.

Jon Underwood
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Jon’s passion for target shooting started at the tender age of 11 at Aldro School on a 20 yard range in a converted greenhouse. Jon continued to enjoy the sport, learnt about fullbore shooting and ‘Bisley’ when he moved to the Royal Grammar School at Guildford. With the sport becoming more than just a hobby, he continued his shooting career at London University, subsequently making regular appearances for Surrey County.

Jon has achieved a number of notable successes over the years including winning the Grand Aggregate in 2005 and 2009, the Queens Prize in 2006, and most recently the Governor General’s Prize in 2019. He has also been a member of many successful teams representing England and Great Britain. Back home, Jon looks after his family business interests in Surrey (handy for Bisley), including a tool hire business and property management and rental business and in ‘spare time’ has returned to Guildford Grammar School to help with the coaching. Jon also has the responsibility of looking after Ted – ‘The Underdog’!

Tom Shaw
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Tom is a self-employed architectural designer, specialising in residential development and contemporary design. The majority of Tom’s work is based in Oxfordshire and Berkshire, but he also has plans to move into residential property development in the near future.

Tom began shooting at the Oratory School and is now Captain of the schools alumni team, known as The Cardinals, as well as Vice-Captain of the GB U25 team due to visit the World Championships in South Africa, 2024. Some of Tom’s shooting highlights include representing England in the National, Protea and against Kenya, as well as being part of an unbeaten GBU25 team in South Africa 2023 and an unbeaten NRA team in 2022.

This will be Tom’s first visit to Canada and he is very much looking forward to the challenge of new ranges as well as the opportunities of being part of his first GB team.

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