Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games England Rifle Shooting Announcement: Fullbore Target Rifle

David Luckman and Parag Patel have been selected to represent England in next year’s Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia during April 2018. David and Parag first toured together as part of the 1994 UK Cadet Rifle Team and since that time they have shot for England and GB on 177 occasions!

Parag has represented England at the last three Commonwealth Games winning Gold in the Pairs and Silver in the Individual (Melbourne 2006), Gold in the Individual and Bronze in the Pairs (New Delhi 2010) and Gold in the Pairs and Bronze in the Individual (Glasgow 2014).

David, a comparative newcomer to Commonwealth Games Shooting has ‘only’ competed in the Glasgow 2014 Games. Despite this being his first Games, he won Gold in both the Pairs and Individual events and now holds the current Games record for the Individual.

Joining David and Parag as the Coach and Manager is Jeremy Langley who has performed this role since Melbourne 2006. Jeremy is himself a seasoned International having shot and coached for England and GB on 84 occasions since 1988.

The shooting events are all being held at the Belmont Shooting Complex (Brisbane), approximately 45 minutes south of the main venues in Gold Coast. David, Parag and Jeremy have all competed at this venue previously as they were all part of the winning 2011 GB World Championship Team. More recently, David and Parag returned in October 2017 to compete in the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships where they won Gold in the Pairs match and David again won Gold in the Individual!

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Glasgow 2014: Parag Patel, Jeremy Langley, David Luckman

When not touring with a rifle, David is an Actuary working for Clerical Medical in Bristol and Parag is an ENT Consultant working at Kingston & St George’s Hospitals Medical School, London.


Payment Codes

Members are requested that if they make a payment to the Club bank account, they should not only ensure their name is shown in the reference, but also one of the following codes.  This will greatly assist the Treasurer in ensuring the money received is credited correctly within the accounts.

Payment Codes:

SUB - annual subscription
CCV - Club Championship and Varley entry
YBK - payment for printed Yearbook
MER - payment for items of Club merchandise
KGV - payment for KGV team entries
SM -  Spring Meeting entries

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Commonwealth Shooting Federation GOLDS for Luckman and Patel

In preparation for the Commonwealth Games next April in Australia, our England shooters have been competing in the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships at the Belmont Shooting Centre, Brisbane, Australia where the full-bore events of the Games will be held.

Congratulations to David Luckman on winning the Individual event, shot as a Queen's I, II and III course of fire with a score of 399.39 and also for winning the pairs event with Parag Patel.

The Individual event finished on 6th November with the medal results:

David Luckman (ENG)      399.39
Petrus Haarsbroek (RSA) 399.32
Jim Bailey (AUS)               398.42

Parag Patel (ENG) was 4th on 396.38

The Pairs competition was held on 1st and 2nd November with the gold medals going to England represented by David Luckman and Parag Patel.  Final medal results for the pairs are:

England    589.60
Australia   587.46
Scotland   586.63

Further results and description of the event can be found on the UK NRA web site - or via the Australian site -

David Taylor

It is with great sadness that the Club has just heard of the death of David Taylor whilst on holiday with his wife in Crete.  David had been a stalwart of the Club having been the District Superintendent for Lancashire for many years.  He was also their long serving county captain.

English Lions - Talent Development Programme

England Lions Talent Development

Details of this new initiative can be found in the attached brochure document. 


Team Announcement


After a difficult selection process, the management team takes pleasure in announcing the following successful applicants for the first year of the development squad:


Ian Ashworth

Henry Awin

Scott Glanville

Chris Heales

Paul Holmes

Laura Kennedy

Adam Leech

Jason Nice

Jonny Page

Tom Smith

Alice Southall

Oliver Spencer

Tom Stevenson

Lucinda Taylor

Mark Todd




Katherine Fleck

Saxon Brewer-Marchant

Rick Webb

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England Win - Win - Win - Win

During the recent Imperial Meeting held at Bisley, England won all four of the team matches - the National, the Mackinnon, the UK Armed Forces Match and the Under 25 NRA International Match.  Congratualations to everyone involved in these matches.  The detaled results will be posted as soon as possible within the Competitions section of this web site.