Great Britain Under 25 Tour to Australia, 2011

I am honoured and privileged to have been selected as Captain of the Great Britain Under 25 Rifle Team to compete in the Under 25 World Championships in Brisbane, Australia in October 2011. I am delighted that Stuart Young and Ed Dickson have agreed to be my Vice-Captain and Adjutant, with Matt Ensor taking on the role of non-touring Team Manager.

Having been involved with the Under 25 movement over the last few years I have seen the talent that youth shooting in Great Britain has to offer, and have every confidence that I will be able to take a team to Australia that are more than capable of retaining the crown of Under 25 World Champions.

We plan to select a squad of around 20 after the 2009 Imperial meeting, and then select the final touring team from within that squad after the 2010 Imperial.

The preliminary itinerary is for the tour to last for around 4 weeks from the final week of September, with a week’s touring phase at the beginning. We hope to have the itinerary finalised by this year’s Imperial meeting, with a rough estimate of costs.

We welcome applications from anyone who will be Under 25 on the 12th October 2011 who wishes to be considered for the tour. If you would like to apply, please forward me a brief shooting CV along with details of any coaching experience that you may have had and full contact details. The deadline is the end of the Imperial Meeting 2009.
More information about the tour is available by contacting any of the tour management directly, or by joining the Facebook Group: Great Britain Under 25 Rifle Team - World Championships, Australia, 2011.

James Lothian
GBU25 Captain,
World Championships, Australia 2011