Featured Team Members
Derek began his shooting in the cadet force at RGS Guildford, moving on to the Athelings in 1991, Oxford University over 1991 – 1994 and the Surrey county team since the late 1990s. He has been fortunate enough to represent England or Great Britain in various guises in Australia, Canada, Jersey, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
This tour will be Derek’s 5th to South Africa, and 3rd as Adjutant. Keenest at long range and in a team environment, he also spends a lot of time in match rifle. Aside from coaching and shooting (usually in that order), Derek sits on various committees in order to delay the inevitable moments when he has to leave Bisley. He is an experienced charity trustee both in shooting circles and at the church he attends in central London, and works in corporate finance as a Group Company Secretary.
Graham started shooting at Stamford School and then the Athelings, progressing to Newcastle University and the GB Under 25 team where he gained his first experience of shooting in South Africa. Time adjusting to the realities of grown-up life as a Junior Doctor meant that representational shooting sat on the back burner until an NRA tour of the Channel Islands in 2014. This has since been followed by two GB tours and several National and Mackinnon matches for England. Graham is the manager of the English Lions talent development squad and is the Membership Secretary for the English Twenty Club (the governing body for fullbore target shooting in England).
When not on the ranges Graham can be found at work as a Consultant Anaesthetist with a specialist interest in the Oesophageal and Intestinal Failure surgery, or at home with his very understanding and supportive wife Sophie and their two children Charlie and Annabelle.
Hannah’s introduction to shooting sure isn’t the norm. At the tender age of 7, she could be found shooting tin cans in the garden, but was finally taken to a ‘real club’ at the age of 11. At the age of 14, she got the ‘Bug’ for international shooting, and competed at the 2006 World Championships in both 50m prone (Junior Women’s), and 300m (Senior Women’s). While studying at Wellington College, she began her Target Rifle career, breaking her Tyro at the first attempt. The Team to South Africa is her debut on the GB Target Rifle stage, and she is hoping to bring some of her extensive GB knowledge with her.
Off the range, Hannah can be found donning on her Physiotherapy uniform and working on a respiratory ward.
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David will be touring South Africa for an eighth time having first visited with the Great Britain team 25 years ago. He is looking forward to the opportunity to catch up with friends both local and from other international teams following an unforeseen four year break from touring.
David’s successes include winning HM the Queens Prize (twice), Grand Aggregate (3 times), the St George’s (4 times) and four Gold Medals at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. In 2015, after a long eight years, he finally managed to shed the title of ‘the oldest ever World Individual Long Range rifle champion’ but his new long term goal is to one day regain that title.
David started shooting with Sedgemoor Target Shooting Club and represents Somerset. He is married to Susie and they live in Bristol with their son Thomas and daughter Sophie. When he has time, David is a keen sports player and enjoys cycling, tennis, and swimming.