Meet the U25s
Harriet began shooting at Sedbergh school aged 13 and continued her shooting at Shrewsbury school for sixth form, touring with the UKCRT, Athelings and GBU19 teams during this time. She was honoured to be selected for her first England tour in 2019 to Canada, shooting in the Commonwealth match and gaining her first England cap. She is also a proud Lancastrian and coaches the county often.
This will be Harriet’s third tour to South Africa and follows a successful tour to Bloemfontein in March 2023 with the GBU25s and as a coach with the England team. She’s thoroughly excited to be returning for the World Championships as Captain of the U25 team.
Harriet is in her 4th year of medicine at the University of Bristol, having just finished her intercalation BSc in prehospital medicine. She lives in the Lake District and generally enjoys outdoor swimming, sailing, and getting into the fells.
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 in March with England, and is due to shoot in Canada with Andrew Lothian’s team, as his first full GB cap in August.
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.
Henry first began shooting Fullbore in 2018 as part of Charterhouse CCF and has taken part in every Imperial Meeting since. After school he moved on to captain Exeter University Rifle Club, where he has just finished his bachelor’s degree in Physics and will be staying on for a Masters in Financial Mathematics.
This will be Henry’s first tour as both a team member and Adjutant and hopes to put his experiences from University shooting to good use.
He has enjoyed a steep learning curve over the last 5 years, representing England in the Lawrence and National Matches along the way. He hopes to build on his success for the future, beginning with the World Championships in 2024.
George started shooting at the age of 14 as a pupil of Shrewsbury School, under the expert coaching of Tom Rylands. He began shooting smallbore before transitioning to full bore competition, shooting that Ashburton 4 times. George is currently in the English Lions squad and shoots for the finest county of Lancashire. His favorite moment during his shooting career was winning the Imperial 150 team match.
Living in the Lake District, George does a fair bit of climbing, cycling and generally enjoys being outside. He is currently studying Sports and Exercise Science at Brookes College, Oxford. George very much looks forward to training with the team.
Toby shot his first Imperial meeting in 2017, touring with the UKCRT to Jersey the folloiwing year. He was a reserve Atheling in 2019 and an Atheling in 2020 but never toured due to Covid. Covid also stopped him from touring to South Africa with the GB U19 team, and instead toured to Blair Atholl for the 2021 Scottish Open. Whilst in Scotland he won the Scottish Grand Aggregate by dropping just 2 points. His 2022 Imperial was by far his best year, as he finished top 50 in the Grand Aggregate for the first time, and received his first England cap in the National Match.
Toby is currently studying Engineering at the University of East Anglia. After his 4-year course he would like to pursue a career in the Motorsport world.
Christina started shooting at Bradfield College aged 14 and quickly fell in love with the sport. Her first tour was with the UK Cadet Rifle Team to Jersey in 2018 followed by Canada with the Athelings and then Scotland with the GBU19s. Christina shoots for Yorkshire, and earned her England caps in the 2021 and 2022 National Matches. She was honoured to be selected for her first GB tour in 2023 to Canada, shooting in the Canada and Commonwealth Matches.
Christina recently graduated with a Psychology degree from Durham University, where she was also Captain of the University Rifle Club. This year, she is taking a year out to shoot, work a ski season in France as a cook, climb to Everest Base Camp and travel around South-East Asia. Once she returns to reality, she is hoping to move to London and find a job in the City.
Alice started shooting at the University of Cambridge where she soon found form in the Varsity matches against Oxford, helping her team to a steady stream of victories. Following steady improvement year after year and not a little frustration at narrowly missing out on top-scoring some of the team matches she was selected for, including being 3 Vs short of top scoring for England in her first National, Alice won HM The Queen’s Prize in 2022, becoming only the third ever woman to do so.
Away from Bisley, Alice has just graduated as a veterinary surgeon, and enjoys horse riding when she finds the time. She is looking forward to her first tour and experiencing shooting a target rifle at a range other than those at Bisley. Rumour has it she’s also the team doctor, owing to certain members having more confidence in her skills than the human doctor on the team…
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 touring Jersey and then in 2018 she visited South Africa and Canada with GB U19s and Athelings. She has now toured Canada 3 times, returning in 2019 with England and in 2022 with GB, as well as visiting Scotland, Jersey and Phoenix as an individual. In March 2023, Jemima travelled with the GB U25 team to South Africa, where they won both international matches. She looks forward to returning 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.
Miles started shooting in the cadet force at RGS Guildford aged 14 and had his first taste of touring with the Athelings to Canada in 2018, where he shot the America Match for GB U25. 2019 saw him both captain the RGS team to an historic Ashburton victory and earn his first National and Mackinnon caps for Wales.
In the last 2 years Miles has captained Durham University Rifle Club, shot for Yorkshire county, toured Scotland and South Africa with GB U25, and been fortunate enough to train as part of the senior GB Palma Squad.
Away from shooting Miles works as a Graduate Surveyor at Savills primarily conducting loan security valuations for development finance institutions as well as providing development agency and consultancy advice to public and private sector clients. He also enjoys getting out with his camera and the odd game of golf, when time permits!
Toby started shooting at Greshams School under the watchful eye of Freddie Grounds and he became Captain of the school team in his final year. As a cadet, he was was part of the 2017 Athelings (with Harriet as his captain) and 2019 GBU19 team to South Africa. Toby is also very proud to represent Wales, having shot every National Match since 2018, and Norfolk County, for whom he first shot while at school.
This will be his third trip to South Africa having also travelled with GBU25 in 2023 and his second World Championships, after going to New Zealand with the GBU21s and he is really looking forward to meeting international friends on the range once again.
Luca started shooting in 2013, at the age of 12, after he joined RGS Guildford. Starting on air rifle for 2 years, he graduated first to small bore and then to full bore a year later. He shot with the Ireland team and the GB U25s shortly thereafter and toured Canada with the Athelings in 2018.
Luca was selected to join the NRA team to the Channel Islands, first in 2020, a tour that was first postponed and then cancelled. Eventually he went in 2022, in a team that went undefeated, which had not been done for over 10 years. This will be Luca’s first trip to South Africa and he is looking forward to the travelling overseas again very much.
He is currently studying Product Design at Loughborough University, where he has founded a rifle club and hopes they will start competing in the coming months.