Update notice to the original calling notice for applications to the GB Palma Team
Although my original intention was to close Palma applications at the end of March 2020, given the extraordinary measures currently in place in the UK and around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I will be leaving applications open for at least the next four months, with a final calling notice to be issued at that time.
This week the NRA have closed Bisley ranges to civilian shooting until further notice and also ceased all NRA competition and training until the 31st August. On this basis, I am opting to leave the Palma application process open. To those that have already applied – my thanks, we will be getting back to you in due course.
I fully expect any applicants, with aspirations for a place on the 2023 team, to make themselves available for the 2022 trip. The final team will number twenty-five members and I intend to take a cohesive, well trained and highly competitive team with the aim of regaining the Palma Trophy for GB.
I now plan to select a training squad towards the end of 2020 comprising around 50 people with the intention of identifying talent both in shooting and coaching skills. I am keen that applications are received from both established GB shooters and individuals aspiring to big match competition. Given the long lead up to the event I strongly encourage any shooters and coaches who feel they have the potential to perform at elite level, to apply for the squad. I reserve the right to bring in additional squad members, at a later date, to ensure the final team represents the best talent available.
It is my intention to integrate squad selection and training with the GB U21 and U25 teams and therefore encourage younger applicants.
Please send your application to me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as practicable. Any application will be followed up by a request for further information.
Jeremy Langley, Captain – GB Palma 2023