Australia 2011 Team

James Lothian - Captain
Having spent a large amount of his childhood being dragged
around Bisley by his Dad, James decided that his time on camp
could be spent much more productively, and took up shooting
at the age of 13 when he started at Epsom College, much to the
dismay of his father's bank account! Since then, his shooting
has progressed nicely; he has represented Surrey County and
the Great Britain Under 25's since 2007 (including being a
part of the U25 Australia Match-winning team in 2010, a feat
which he'd like to repeat), and England in South Africa and as
a reserve in the National in 2009. James has also been lucky
enough to tour regularly in his relatively short shooting career,
including Canada, South Africa twice, and Jersey three times,
including taking a successful G BU25 team made up of the
World Championships training squad over there last summer.

Outside of shooting, James graduated from Cardiff University last summer, and with
ambitions to pursue a career in teaching, will be taking over as Shooting Master at Gresham's
School from September.

James is greatly looking forward to the tour; seeing old friends and meeting new ones, as well
as having an enjoyable and successful time on and off the ranges, and throwing many shrimps
on many barbies!


Stuart Young - Vice Captain
As Vice Captain it's Stuart's job to make sure his captain is
kept in check for the sanity of his team mates. Away from
this duty Stuart spends his day to day life as a self employed
Carpenter working in and around London, but mainly
rebuilding the whole of Bisley camp ... one length of timber at
a time! Please don't hesitate to call for a no obligation free of
charge quote for all your carpentry needs!

This will be Stuart's first time to Australia but not his first tour,
Stuart has toured with the NRA to the channel Islands and
been to South Africa 3 times with Various teams. When not
working or shooting Stuart can still be found on Bisley camp
doing his bit behind the bar at the Surrey as a committee
member.


Dannica O'Kelly - Adjutant
Dannica started shooting for the Army Cadets when she was
14. Since then she has toured Canada, South Africa and Jersey
with the ACF, Athelings, GBU19s, Ireland and GBU25s. One of
Dannica's greatest achievements to date was in 2010 when
she won the Prince of Wales.

Dannica is currently working as the Purchasing officer for Ross
Aldridge Solicitors and as the oldest member of the team is
ecstatic to be touring with the U25 World Championships
team while she still can!


Gareth Davies
Gareth started shooting under the reign of the MIG HTY
Freddie Grounds, at the tender age of 13. While at Gresham's,
Gareth went on all three junior tours; to Jersey, South Africa,
and Canada - more often than not being the youngest on the
team. Nothing has changed, since being at Warwick Uni he's
been selected for this tour (eventually!) and the GB Tour to
South Africa next year.

His major achievements include being in the winning
Ashburton Team in 2009, and achieving the 6th top score in
the England National Team in 2008 ... at the age of 16!

Being a keen drummer and percussionist, Gareth will be
tapping his knees quite a bit ... sorry chaps!


Henry Day
This will be Henry's 7th overseas shooting tour but his first
to Australia. He has previously toured to Canada with the
ACF and the Athelings and more recently with the GB team
in 2010 and 2011. He has also visited South Africa and
the Channel Islands. Growing up in a shooting family, he
started shooting with the ACF and continued, on arriving at
Cambridge, to shoot with CURA and his county Suffolk.

Outside of shooting, Henry is a Scientist and will be starting
a PhD at the University of East Anglia as soon as he gets back
from Australia. Apart from the shooting in Australia, Henry is
looking forward to site seeing, BBQing and meeting up with
friends.


Ed Dickson
After first making the transition from miniature rifle to fullbore
at the age of 13, Ed was heard to say "I don't really like
it, and I'm not very good at it". Needless to say that after lots
hard work and practice this statement is now obsolete.

Ed was the first person to win both the Schools' Hundred
and the Cadet Grand Aggregate, and shot in the Queen's
Final in 2006 whilst still at Marlborough College. Since then
he has finished top 100 in the Grand Aggregate twice as
well as coming 4th (on countback!) in the St George's prize
in 2009. As well as his individual successes, Ed enjoys team
shooting: he completed an unbeaten Varsity record during his
Cambridge career against Oxford this year in the Chancellors'
match, and was reserve for the England in the National
in 2008. Ed's first overseas tour was a small-bore tour to
Denmark with the British Schools Shooting Team in 2006, and he has since toured to Canada
with the Athelings in 2007, with the GBU19s to South Africa in 2008, and the GBU25s to
Jersey in 2010; he is looking forward to adding Australia to this list!

Having graduated Ed had a busy summer, including getting married in August, moving house
to Epsom (which mayor may not have been influenced by the proximity to Bisley), and is
starting work at Deloitte in central London as soon as he returns from Australia in October.


Tom Drysdale
Tom started shooting at the age of 14 within Durham and
Northumberland Wing Air Training Corps and soon became
a regular with City of Newcastle Rifle Club and County
Durham's shooting team. He has previously toured to Canada
with the Athelings, South Africa with the GB U19 team and is
touring to Australia on the back of his most
successful Imperial meeting.

Tom currently works as an analyst for EDF Energy but is in
the process of training to join the army next year. Away
from shooting his interests include running, football, history,
socialising and he is most looking forward to sampling the
Brisbane nightlife!


Sam Hunter
Sam started small-bore shooting at Ardvreck
School and fUll-bore shooting with Epsom
College. He has toured [to Guernsey with Epsom,]
with the UK cadets to Jersey and Canada, [and]
to South Africa with the GBU19 Team [and again
to Jersey with U25 Team]. His shooting highlights
include 32nd place in the Grand Aggregate, being
a member of the successful Australia match U25
Team in 2010, winning the Lovell with a 50.10
and membership of the Ashburton Shield-winning
team in four out of his five years at Epsom.

Outside shooting Sam enjoys running, cycling and squash. He is studying Law at Dundee
University and, being Scottish, is hoping not to get too sunburnt even in the Australian spring!


Matt Millar
Matt has been shooting since the age of 13 when he started
at Epsom College, where he started on smallbore and quickly
moved onto fullbore, which isn't boring like smallbore ... He
became Captain of the school rifle team in his final year and
can boast two Ashburton wins. Matt has toured before to
South Africa for the GBU19s, and then the Athelings in 2006.
While he enjoys shooting, as soon as he lost his first point
to the wind, he knew the he was engaged in a battle that
would last decades. Se he began his quest to become a wind
coach as well, and is eager for the challenge of testing himself
against the Australian breezes and gales.

Outside shooting, Matt has been working at FactSet Research
Systems in London since November.

His stepfather is Australian, so along with the Ashes, Matt would like to boast about winning
this tour as well.


David Nuthall SM

After shooting for four years at Epsom College, including
captaining the Ashburton-winning team in 2007, Dave
has shot in South Africa and Canada and is looking
forward to shooting on a fourth continent. Dave's biggest
accomplishment so far in his shooting career was winning the
second stage of the Queen's Prize in 2011. He is hoping for the
ideal conditions of sun, sand and sea for his infamous short
shorts to make an appearance!

Besides shooting, Dave enjoys squash, cycling and travelling.
He has just graduated from Nottingham University and is
hoping to work in London.


Georgie Ogden
Georgie started shooting 6 years ago at Sedbergh School.
Since then she has toured to Canada with the Athelings, South
Africa with the GB Under 19s, and Jersey with the GB Under
25s. This GBU25 tour to Australia will be the most exciting
part yet of her shooting career and she is looking forward to
the challenges and the banter that await her!

Georgie works in the field of Kinesiology, and having gained
her masters and trained with the Russian Sports Institute
is now running her own business in London helping other
sportsmen and women reach their full potential.

Georgie is thoroughly looking forward to the tour, as she has
never been to North America!


Steph Ward
Steph started shooting about 10 years ago in the Army Cadets,
and with the help of her enthusiastic coach she has risen
though the ranks to shoot with the Athelings, NRA, Wales,
and Great Britain; she was a member of the 2010 GB team to
Canada, which included the successful America Match team
where Steph was one of the youngest ever Brits to shoot it.
Selection for the GB Under 25 World Championship team is
another great opportunity and Steph is looking forward to
kicking Aussie Bums!!

Steph recently graduated from University with a 1st Class
honours degree and is going to pursue a career in teaching.


Harry Ball - Reserve
Harry began shooting smallbore rifle at his local club Middlesex at the age of 14, and fullbore at Epsom College at 16. Leaving school, he was selected to go to Canada in August 2007 with the Athelings, and South Africa the following year with the GB U19s. He returned in 2009 to shoot in the SA Open Championships. He hopes to find the time over the coming years to shoot at new ranges around the world. Harry enjoys spending his summers at Bisley and visiting friends in the USA. He is currently studying Economics at the University of Aberdeen.


Sam Harley - Reserve
Sam started his target rifle career at Epsom College in 2003 after being persuaded to stop playing rugby and hockey by his shooting master. He finished it by winning the Ashburton shield as captain in 2008 before touring Canada with the Athelings. He has also toured South Africa with GB U19s and Jersey with the UK Cadets and GB U25s. His greatest shooting achievement was to receive the Nigel Suffield-Jones award for coaching excellence in Canada. He is currently studying history at Exeter University, representing the University at football, cricket and athletics. He enjoys long walks on the beach, a good book, fine wines and the performing arts.