Woomera Squad 2025 Invitation

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I am honoured to have been elected Captain of the Great Britain Team for the Woomera Match in 2025, and am delighted to be supported in the role by Zoe Woodroffe as Vice Captain, Sophie Wentges as Adjutant, and Derek Lowe as Treasurer and Team Training.

After a very strong Aussie performance in Stawell in 2022, it should be another hard fought match at Bisley and we will need to be at our very best to win.  We are therefore inviting applications to join the training squad, to help prepare for the match.

The main focus of the training will be around shooting together as a team, but there will also be sessions intended to help us all develop individually as shots.

While the main aim of the training squad will be to deliver victory in the Woomera match, we do also want to help identify and develop the next generation of GB Match Rifle shooters, and will therefore also be running a small development squad in conjunction with the main training squad.  Candidates for the development squad should typically be up and coming shots, with a lesser degree of MR experience, but who have shown demonstrable improvement over recent years, and are on the cusp of Elcho selection (or maybe only have one appearance as a shooter or reserve, or once as a coach if applying for that).  If not quite ready for the team in 2025, it is the hope that members of the development squad will help to form the backbone of future teams, both in the UK and Australia.

The first squad training day will be held at Bisley on 25 August 2024 (the day before the Welsh MR Open), and there will be three training days in 2025.  The development squad will be invited to all squad training days, while we will also look to hold a further training day in 2025 solely for the members of that squad.

Attendance at all training days is expected, and we strongly anticipate that the Woomera team will be selected from the squads.

If you would like to apply for either squad, as a shooter or coach, please complete the Google form below, or email Woomera2025@gmail.com.  Closing date for applications is 20th July (the Saturday following the Elcho).

 

Training Squad Application Form

 

Si Whitby

Captain

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