Meet the U25s
Harriet began shooting at Sedbergh school aged 13 and continued her shooting at Shrewsbury school for sixth form, touring with the 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’s thoroughly excited to be back in South Africa as captain of the U25 team as well as part of the England team and is looking forward to bringing the U25 team out next year for the World Championships.
When not shooting, Harriet studies medicine at the University of Bristol but is currently intercalating for the year in prehospital medicine, based in London. With 3 years done and 3 more to go she hopes that one day she might graduate from university.
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 and he has plans to move into residential property development in the near future.
This will be his first tour beyond the channel Islands and Tom is very much looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the team in Bloemfontein after competing in Kenya with the England Team. Touring is becoming a far more regular occurrence with another tour planned to Canada on Andrew Lothian’s GB team.
Miles started shooting in the cadet force at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford aged 14 and had his first taste of touring with the Athelings to Canada in 2018. 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 two 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!
Chris started shooting in 2014 whilst at Wellington College and has continued to shoot in the Imperial Meeting each year. In 2022, he had his most successful year to date. Chris also shoots with the NLRC and for Hampshire. This tour to South Africa will be Chris’ first ever tour, and he is looking forward to experiencing conditions of a different country and range. He is hugely grateful for the opportunity to tour with GBU25s. In addition to South Africa, Chris will be touring the Channel Islands with the 2023 NRA team this May and is part of the English Lions Squad.
Chris studied Ancient History at the University of Kent, graduated in July 2022 and in 2023 started working as a Service Level Analyst at Locus Software Limited.
When Chris isn’t shooting or working, he enjoys walking his dog, swimming and relaxing at the weekend with his family.
Chris is looking forward to his first tour and hopes to return to Bloemfontein as part of the GBU25 Team for the 2024 World Championships.
Toby started shooting at Gresham’s School at the age of 14 after breaking his nose playing rugby. Under the watchful eye of Freddie Grounds he became Captain of the school team in his final year and was selected for the 2017 Athelings (with Harriet as his captain) and in 2019 the 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. He is really looking forward to meeting international friends on the range once again, and competing at the highest level against the best in the world
Elliot has been shooting since he joined Bradfield College at the age of 13. He first toured South Africa in 2017 as a member of the Great Britain U19 team and went on to shoot and coach in New Zealand in the World Championships in 2019 as a Great Britain U21. A personal shooting highlight for Elliot would be reaching his first final of the HM Queens Prize at the 150th Anniversary of Imperial in 2019, where he was involved in a tie shoot for 2nd place.
Having graduated with a Biomedical Science degree, Elliot has made the move into the Real Estate industry. When he is not shooting he enjoys swimming and has recently taken up golf. Elliot is looking forward to going back to South Africa this year and shooting in Bloemfontein again.
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 with cadet GB teams. This will be her first trip to South Africa as her GB under 19 tour was reorganised to Guernsey due to Covid.
She is currently training with GB under 21s and English Lions during her first year of studying at Sheffield University. The upcoming trip is an exciting opportunity for her to learn and improve her skills alongside some of the best shots and coaches in the world.
Tom started fullbore shooting in 2017 @ 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 pandemic. At the postponed Imperial that year, he won the The Conwey Fenton Memorial Challenge Cup.
He is currently on the English Lions pathway and a member of the GB U21 squad for the 2024 World Championship. He wants to make up for those lost Covid years and is looking forward to this tour to Bloemfontein with the U25s.
Tom is currently and studying Psychology at Brunel University London.