Featured Team Members
Having quite firmly stated that she had retired from team touring in 2019, Jackie has revealed that she has the breaking strain of a hot KitKat and is delighted to accept Jeremy’s invitation to work once again with the GBRT as a team Physiotherapist for the 2024 World Championships and Palma Match in South Africa. This will be Jackie’s fifth GB tour and fourth Palma tour and she is looking forward to seeing many friends from all over the world again.
Jackie still lives and works as a Physiotherapist in Alberta, having moved there in 2010. With ongoing professional development courses, she has some new skills to “inflict” on the team as well as relying on the trusted favourites! In her spare time, she enjoys an eclectic mix of clay shooting, tai chi, skiing and kayaking.
Jon started his shooting career at Epsom College in 1999, qualifying for the final of the H.M. Queen’s Prize during his second Imperial Meeting the following year. Individual highlights include winning the 2022 Palma and Stickledown Aggregates at Bisley.
Jon’s previous overseas tours include Australia and Canada with the Great Britain U25s and the 2011 GB team to Canada and 2023 GB team to South Africa. He has been a member of the winning teams in both the Under 21 and Under 25 World Championships matches, in 2003 and 2007 respectively. This will be Jon’s third shooting tour to South Africa and he is thrilled to be returning to Bloemfontein again to represent GB on his first Palma tour.
When not shooting Jon can be found running his company, intheOffice. In his spare time he loves travelling with his wife and cycling.
Jemima began shooting in 2016 at Wellington College, under the tuition of Nigel Ball. Her love of touring started in 2017 with the UK Cadets tour to Jersey. In 2018 she visited South Africa and Canada with the GB U19s and Athelings and has now toured Canada three times, returning in 2019 with England and in 2022 with GB. As an individual, she has competed in Scotland, Jersey and Phoenix. In March 2023, Jemima travelled with the GB U25s to South Africa, where they won both international matches. She looks forward to returning in 2024 for the World Championships and hopefully securing more victories.
When not shooting, Jemima enjoys coaching cadets and in the rare occurrence she is away from the ranges, she is completing her final year of a Chemistry degree at Surrey University. When time permits, she can also be found sailing, skiing or walking her Labrador.
Sarah began shooting at Sedbergh School as a young cadet and has loved it ever since her first Bisley trip. She became Captain of the shooting team in her last year at school, and has been to the Channel Islands three times as a shooter and coach in cadet GB teams. She trained with the English Lions last year and is a proud member of the Lancashire county team. This will be her second time shooting in South Africa after joining the GB teams there in March 2023. She is delighted to be selected to represent the GB U21s at the World Championships and is looking forward to improving her skills and helping build a strong team on tour.
Sarah is in her second year studying Biology at the University of Sheffield. In her free time she enjoys art, spending time with friends and learning about wildlife.
David is no stranger to the General De Wet ranges in South Africa, having toured there on three previous occasions, including in the Palma year of 1999. He is also familiar with the Veterans having been a member of the team to the last World Championships in New Zealand in 2019. David has toured many times with GB and England and has been lucky enough to have had some success over the years, including shooting and coaching in many GB teams at home, and abroad and winning the H.M. Queen’s Prize when he was MUCH younger…in 1984.
Apart from Target Rifle, David also shoots smallbore and stalks deer. He has run a charcuterie business for several years and is married to Karen who is back home looking after the dogs.
John started shooting fullbore in the cadet force at Uppingham School in the early 1970’s, progressing to the Athelings (1974), NRA representative honours (1981 tour to Zimbabwe), England (Mackinnon 1984), and Great Britain (Canada 1987). He has since shot in all the Big 5 matches, as well as in the America Match, and has been on 12 overseas tours with GB or England teams, captaining three of them, most notably the 2011 GB team that won the Palma and Australia matches in Brisbane.
He has been actively involved in GB Veterans shooting since reaching the qualifying age, captaining them on their 2 previous tours, to South Africa (2018) and New Zealand (2019). This tour will be his sixth trip to South Africa with a target rifle, and he is very much looking forward to improving his Afrikaans beyond knowing the difference between a “lekker skiet” and a “kak skiet”.