Andy learnt to shoot with Sedgemoor TSC and is very proud to have been a member continuously since January 1984 when he first shot small-bore rifle at Burnham range. Whilst shooting with the club Andy represented Somerset County at both small-bore and full-bore rifle shooting. Andy has been a part of various National and International shooting teams since 1991 and has travelled all around the world including Canada, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
Andy’s successes include winning the week-long “Grand Aggregate” at the UK national championships in 1994 & 1997 and the Blue Ribband “Queen’s Prize” in 1995. Andy had similar success in New Zealand in 1994 and won a bronze medal at the 1997 Commonwealth Games.
More recently, Andy’s success has come in team shooting, where he set the record for the highest individual score in the World Team Championships in 2003 and currently still holds the record for top-gun in the America Match, which he set in 2006.
David started his shooting career with Sedgemoor TSC in 1988 and has been a member ever since. He has been captain of Somerset County for several years and has been shooting full bore rifle at international level since 1994 when he went to Canada with the UK cadets. His world wide travelling schedule matches his brother’s and they have frequently shot in the same teams in various far flung corners of the world.
David won the British Open Target Rifle Championship in 1999 and 2007 and was 3rd in 1998
He won the Grand Aggregate at the UK National Championships in 2007 and came second in 1999 and 2003
He came second in the Queen’s Prize in 1999 and in 2007 he also won the second stage of that competition
David has made the winning score in the English Championships in 2004,2006 and 2007
His overseas achievements include coming second in the Canadian Grand Aggregate in 2004,then winning it in 2006 – the same year that he came second in the Governor General’s Prize.
In 2004 he won the United States Open Championships (The Spirit of America Matches)
He has a gold medal from the Commonwealth Shooting Federation championships in New Zealand in 1999
He was the World Individual Long Range Champion, a title he won in 2007
and finally, 3rd in the Queens Prize, 2009 Imperial Meeting