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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

Gary Alexander
Ireland
Cap #:
796
Big 5 Caps:
66

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.

Christopher Heales
England
Cap #:
943
Big 5 Caps:
1

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.

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.

Tom Shaw
England
Cap #:
945
Big 5 Caps:
1

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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GB Canada 2023 – Team Brochure

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