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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 … Read more

Canada 2023 Team Announcement

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

Featured Team Members

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.

James Postle
England
Cap #:
944
Big 5 Caps:
1

James started shooting at prep school aged 11 and continued with small-bore at Brighton College, but it wasn’t until he went to Reading University that he started visiting Bisley. In 1995 James was appointed Shooting Master at Epsom College and enjoyed 13 years coaching teams to 7 Ashburton wins and 5 second places.

He is delighted to be travelling on this team not only with two of his former cadets but also the Captain, who 21 years ago he persuaded might like to come and help coach Epsom – a role he still (willingly apparently!) does today.

In recent years James has had more time to focus on his own rifle shooting and is now County Captain of Gloucestershire. Although this is his first GB tour, it will be his fourth trip to Canada, having been Adjutant of the Athelings in 2001, Commandant in 2010 and toured with the England Team in 2019; he is very much looking forward to returning in hope he can add to his three Governor General badges. James now works at Millfield School where he is a Deputy Head and lives in Cheltenham with his wife Eve.

Jane Messer
GC SB SC
England
Cap #:
705
Big 5 Caps:
80

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.

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