Featured Team Members
As Captain for the Palma, Jeremy has been working with a large squad for the last three years which culminated in March 2023 with an in-country tour and final selection. This ‘pre-Palma’ tour was a great way for the team to experience the challenges of shooting in South Africa and Jeremy is greatly looking forward to renewing old friendships forged by many years of international competition, whilst hopefully redressing the 1999 Palma Match result!
Jeremy (a third-generation shooter from Devon) is a seasoned international shot and coach having toured for Great Britain on 19 previous occasions (including six tours to South Africa – spanning three decades). In 2023 he Captained the GB Team to a single-point win in the Protea Match.
In his spare time when not shooting or coaching, he and his wife Judy can be found chasing after their two sons, Benjamin & Harry.
Matthew started shooting in 1992 at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. This will be his 6th World Championships, 15th overseas tour and 6th shooting trip to South Africa, having previously visited with GB (2008, 2017, 2023), England (2009) and first with the GB Under 25s in 2000.
While Matthew has enjoyed a smattering of individual shooting successes, including winning the 2009 Scottish Sword and three consecutive top-10 finishes in the UK Grand Aggregate, he feels most at home wind coaching in team matches. Matthew particularly enjoys the intensity the World Championships and the fickle winds found on the General de Wet ranges in Bloemfontein. He is very much looking forward to combining the two for the first time.
When not on the range, Matthew works in Higher Education and lives in Chelmsford.
Chloë first picked up a rifle in 2008 at Gresham’s School in Norfolk. Since then, she has been lucky enough to tour Jersey, Canada, the West Indies, the USA and South Africa representing OGRE, GB Under 25 and Great Britain. Chloë also represents Norfolk & Wales and is proud to have been part of Wales’s historic first National win in 2016 and their second victory in 2021. Some of her best and more recent highlights include very proudly captaining Norfolk to their first County Long win in 20 years and shooting a 150 in the Kolapore, both in 2023.
This will be Chloë’s fourth Great Britain tour but her first Palma team and she is very much looking forward to returning to Bloemfontein and its challenging winds. When she can get away from the range, Chloë is an avid sports fan (particularly rugby) and also enjoys reading, running and hiking.
Now on his fifth Palma (and fourteenth GB) team tour, this will be James’s eleventh visit to the General de Wet ranges. James earned his “Big Five” badge in 2011 and captained Great Britain in the 2021 Kolapore match. Individually, his most recent notable success was winning the Gold medal in the 800 yards aggregate at the 2019 World Championships.
James started shooting under the pupillage of Simon Pattinson at Uppingham school, before graduating to shoot at County (Northants. Leicester and Rutland) and Country level when the late Andrew Tucker selected him for his first of five England tours in 1995. His first GB Cap came in 2001 and he has now amassed over 30 appearances for Great Britain.
James works for Amazon in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) business (cloud computing). At home, he is married to Ellen with two children Eddie and Zoë who keep him on his toes.