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February Training

After a 3 month break since our last outing in November, the team regrouped for our final full squad training weekend before we head out to South Africa in three weeks…

Tour Brochure

We are pleased to announce that the South Africa 2024 Tour Brochure is now available online…

November Training

After the unseasonably warm weather of first two training weekends of the autumn, the Team knew that their final weekend together in 2023 was going to be far colder and more testing. Storm Ciaran had run its way across the south of England for the preceding 2 days…

Featured Team Members

Matthew Ensor
England
Cap #:
848
Big 5 Caps:
49

Matthew started shooting in 1992 at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford. This will be his 15th overseas tour, sixth World Championships and sixth shooting trip to South Africa, having previously visited with GB (2008, 2017, 2023), England (2009) and first with the GB U25s 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 Evans
Wales
Cap #:
885
Big 5 Caps:
26

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 U25 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 in 2024 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.

Under 25s

Tom Shaw
England
Cap #:
945
Big 5 Caps:
2

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 has plans to move into residential property development in the near future.

He began shooting at the Oratory School and is now Captain of the school’s alumni team, known as the Cardinals. This will be his third overseas tour in two years, having visited Kenya and South Africa with England, and Canada as his first full GB cap, both in 2023.

Tom is very proud to be part of such a strong U25 team and is honoured to have been appointed Vice-Captain. There is no doubt about the talent in the team and Tom is hopeful that they will be successful in their pursuit of the Word Championship title, even against the fickle Bloemfontein winds.

Under 21s

Daisy Armstrong
England
Cap #:
n/a
Big 5 Caps:
1

Daisy began shooting at Sedbergh School aged 14 and had a good first Imperial Meeting, winning the Alexandra. She then went on to be Captain in her final year of school.

Daisy quickly fell in love with team shooting and had her first taste of this while touring Jersey with the UKCRT in 2018, followed by Canada with the Athelings. She was looking forward to going to South Africa with the GB U19s but sadly the COVID-19 pandemic prevented that so instead toured to Blair Atholl in Scotland the following year.

Daisy is currently studying Food Business Management and Marketing at Newcastle University. After her studies, she hopes to travel New Zealand and Australia. Away from shooting, Daisy enjoys spending time on the farm and beaches in Northumberland and seeing friends in Newcastle. She is very much looking forward to travelling to South Africa with the GB U21 team.

Veterans

Stephen Penrose
England
Cap #:
736
Big 5 Caps:
23

Having first discovered the delights of shooting in South Africa as part of the 1993 GB team, Stephen is looking forward to making his 10th return visit. He first started shooting at Rugby School, continuing at Cambridge University where he managed to change course enough times to ensure he got in plenty of practice. Over the years, he has shot in many teams matches, has captained the England team in the National Match and enjoyed the odd highlight individually too – winning the SA Long Range Agg in 1993 and State President prize in 1999.

Stephen is a veterinary surgeon by profession and was a partner in a small-animal practice in Colchester; now managing a small property business. He is a keen skier and, with all three children having flown the nest, he enjoys travelling with his wife Kate.

Martin Millar
GM SC
Ireland
Cap #:
752
Big 5 Caps:
65

Martin started shooting aged 18, when a neighbour asked would he like to have a go and he has been hooked ever since! He represents Ireland and GB and has shot in the National, Mackinnon, Australia and Kolapore matches, in addition to six consecutive Commonwealth Games for Northern Ireland. He has toured with GB teams to Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Martin won the H.M. Queen’s Prize in 1994, he has a Bisley Grand Aggregate Silver Cross and four Commonwealth Games medals including two Golds. He is looking forward to the forthcoming SA Open Championships and renewing friendships with old friends from around the world.

Martin is married to Kate. They have two children Andrew and Victoria, and three grandchildren. Martin loves a bit of craic over a glass or two of wine and a spot of fly fishing when he is not tasked with odd jobs around the house.

Tour Information

Captain’s Foreword

My family has a long tradition of fullbore rifle shooting with substantial links to South Africa. My Grandfather Major Tom Anstey, captained the 1953 GB Team to South Africa whilst my father, Major David Scott-Langley, was Adjutant to the 1963 GB Team. In 1993 I made my first trip to South Africa as a member of that year’s Great Britain Rifle Team…

Itinerary

GBRT Palma 2024 tour itinerary and shooting programme.

Tour Brochure

We are pleased to announce that the South Africa 2024 Tour Brochure is now available online…

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