There are currently approx 20 shooters on the GBGR squad (plus a number of 'support' positions). The make-up of the squad is reviewed on an annual basis.

 

To be considered for the shooting squad requires you to demonstrate three key personal characteristics :

Capability             The ability to achieve the high scores required in International shooting

Consistency            A track record that demonstrates repeatable high performance in comps 

Commitment           The willingness to support the Team at home and abroad

 

In reality, this means that you :-

  • Must be in the rankings top 10 for one of the two main disciplines (1500 SB or CF) and preferably top 20 for the second one.

  • Must act as an ambassador for Great Britain, Gallery Rifle and the NRA.

  • Must act as a Gallery Rifle / shooting role model, thereby encouraging others into the sport and giving them something to aspire to.

  • Must be prepared to travel to at least one of the International shoots outside of GB.

  • Must be prepared to come to training sessions at Bisley or local clubs.

  • Must be supportive of fund raising activities.

  • Must contribute to the overall team spirit and the success of the team.

High place rankings can be achieved through the annual GR competition circuit in GB, such as the four NRA events at Bisley (SAW, Phoenix, Nationals and AAW), plus the wider club competitions, such as Basildon, Derby, Frome, SLG Bisley, the Welsh Open, Scottish Open and JSPC events. Typically, you should seek to submit at least four to six qualifying scores in a season.

The process typically follows these steps :-

  • Shooting Squad qualification requirements to be published in each Summer Journal to encourage aspirations.

  • Rolling National Ranking Tables are maintained, incorporating the results from all formally recognised GR competitions; Adjutant collates performance data from these Tables and the previous year’s International competitions.

  • Captain and Vice-Captain review capability, consistency and commitment, then propose Shooting Squad.

  • Proposed Shooting Squad reviewed by GB GR Team Committee and final list prepared.

  • Captain contacts each potential Shooting Squad member to outline requirements, confirm commitment and offer place in Shooting Squad where appropriate.

  • All sucessfull Shooting Squad members complete GDPR forms & Adjutant updates Contact Details.