Meet the U21s
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 touring 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 GBU19 but sadly the Covid-19 pandemic prevented that so instead toured to Blair Athol 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’s very much looking forward to travelling to South Africa with the GBU21 team.
James started shooting full bore with the Royal Marines Cadets in 2019, joining the UKCRT the following year; a tour that was sadly cancelled due to COVID. He later toured to Jersey with the Athelings in 2021, and Guernsey as Captain of the GB U19 team in 2023, winning the Guernsey Grand Aggregate. Recently James had represented Somerset in various county matches, and has shot with the GB U25s in non-capped events.
Since all of James’s tours have been affected by travel restrictions, he is really exited to finally have the opportunity to tour outside of Europe for the first time!
Outside of shooting, James enjoys playing guitar, skiing and running. He is currently in his first year of a Physics Degree at the University of Nottingham, where he is hoping to help the University Rifle Club get underway.
Thomas started fullbore shooting in 2016 at Lancing College, where he also represented Sussex. He now shoots for Kent. His first tour was with the UK Cadet Rifle Team to Jersey in 2019. He was an Atheling in 2020, but never made it to Canada as the tour was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the postponed Imperial that year, he won the Conwey Fenton Memorial Challenge Cup.
Thomas was a member of the English Lions development pathway in 2023 and also had an opportunity to compete in the SA Open Championships as a member of the U25 team last March. He is looking forward to this tour to Bloemfontein and competing in the 2024 World Long Range Championships as part of the GB U21 team.
Thomas is studying Psychology at Brunel University, London.
Oscar began shooting at Wellington College at the age of 13 under the tuition of Nigel Ball. He toured Jersey as a cadet in 2018, returning in 2022 as a member of the undefeated NRA Goodwill team. In 2019 he toured Canada with the Athelings and secured his first National cap for Wales, continuing to shoot in the National match every year since, In 2021 Oscar was awarded his first Mackinnon cap for Wales.
Oscar is now a regular member of the Yorkshire county team and is committed to continually developing his shooting skills and looks forward to the challenge that South Africa will bring.
Oscar is also a Sound Engineer and Musician and has taken a year out of studying for his degree in York to complete a placement with an award winning record label, recording some of the finest orchestras and musicians across London and the UK.
Hayden first began shooting in 2017 at Dollar Academy under the watchful eye of Mr Stewart and was appointed team Captain in his final year. He is currently a member of the Exeter University Rifle Club and is in his second year of studying International Relations with the intention of going to Sandhurst after graduating and embarking on a career in the Army.
Having toured to Jersey and Guernsey, with the Athelings and GBU19 teams respectively, he is looking forward to touring further afield with the opportunities for varying shooting conditions and cultures that are to be experienced. A true Scot, he shot for Scotland in this year’s National, and West of Scotland in the Inter-Counties and is pleased to be representing those north of the border. Following the tour, he hopes to continue shooting for Exeter University and help continue the team’s recent successes.
Rory began shooting smallbore in 2017 before progressing to fullbore with Bradfield College a year later. He was part of the winning Ashburton team in 2022 and shoots for Hampshire County. In 2021, Rory was selected to tour Jersey with the UK Cadets and also with the British Cadet Rifle Team for their tour to York and Liverpool.
Individually, Rory’s achievements include reaching the St George’s final in 2022 and 2023 and being the youngest finalist in the 2023 HM King’s Prize, finishing in 15th place. This tour will be his first opportunity to shoot outside the British Isles. He is very much looking forward to the challenge of shooting in Bloemfontein and meeting members of the global target rifle community.
Away from the range Rory is studying Design at Loughborough university. He enjoys climbing, mountain biking, and building and flying drones.
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 3 times as a shooter and coach in cadet GB teams. She trained with 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.