2002 - 2012 News

Selection Policy for Elite Athlete Support  (Added 17th November 2012)

Issue 2 of the 2012-2016 Selection Policy for Elite Athlete Support document is available on the High Performance web page, as well as the current list of HP athletes.

2014 Commonwealth Games  (Added 13th September 2012)

Issue 1 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Nomination Policy document is available on the Documents web page.

Team Wales Glasgow 2014  (Added 6th February 2012)

The Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission (GTM) for Team Wales Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 have been appointed.


High Performance Coaches  (Added 6th February 2012)

Five High Performance Coaches have been appointed.

High Performance Manager  (Added 6th June 2011)

John Dallimore has been appointed as High Performance Manager, starting on 1st June 2011.

High Performance  (Added 1st June 2011)

A new High Performance web page has been added.

2010 Commonwealth Games  (Added 29th July 2010)

The following team has been selected by the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales to compete in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, from 3rd to 14th October 2010:-

Star image    Allen, Malcolm      Shotgun        Star image    Morgan, Scot      Shotgun 
Star image    Brekke, Johanne      Smallbore Rifle        Star image    Morris, Gareth      Fullbore Rifle 
Star image    Corish, Jennifer      Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle        Star image    Oxford, Robert      Fullbore Rifle 
Star image    Corish, Siân      Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle        Star image    Pengelly, Steve      25m Pistol events 
Star image    Croydon, John      Smallbore Rifle        Star image    Phelps, David      Smallbore Rifle 
Star image    Dummer, James      Smallbore Rifle        Star image    Price, Rhys      Shotgun 
Star image    Gizzi, Cheryl      Shotgun        Star image    Warnes, Helen      Smallbore Rifle 
Star image    Gravell, Rachel      Air Pistol        Star image    Wilson, Nicola      Air Pistol 
Star image    Green, Alan      25m Pistol events        Star image    Wixey, Mike      Shotgun 
Star image    Lewis, Jacquelyn      Shotgun   

The Federation's congratulations go to everyone selected to represent Wales.

The official Commonwealth Games Council for Wales media release:- Commonwealth Games Team Wales announcement - Shooting team.


2010 Commonwealth Games  (Added 16th March 2010)

Issue 3 of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Nomination Policy document is available on the Documents web page.

The Welsh Target Shooting Federation Limited

Company documents added to the Documents web page.

The Welsh Target Shooting Federation Limited

The Federation became a Limited Company on 10th September 2008.

Scottish Air Pistol Championships 2007  (Added 6th April 2007)

Rachel Gravell travelled to Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine, with a small team and came away with the 2007 Scottish Junior Women's Air Pistol Championship title, after entering the Olympic Final in 1st place.

British Airgun Championship 2007  (Added 5th March 2007)

Rifle
The Women's Air Rifle Team of Jenny Corish, Siân Corish and Rhian Floyd made shooting history by winning the Home Countries Women's International Air Rifle Match for Wales for the first time since the event was first contested in 1981.
The team also equalled the Welsh Record Score for a Womens Team of 3 of 1154x1200.

Verity Thomas made the Final in the Senior Womens Championship.

Junior Women's Air Rifle Championship

Jenny Corish took 1st place and the Junior Women's Championship for the 2nd year, with Siân Corish taking 2nd place on the podium and Helen Warnes also joining in the fun by making the Final.

Pistol

Junior Women's Air Pistol Championship

Rachel Gravell took the British Junior Womens Air Pistol Championship, coming from second place going into the 10-shot Olympic Final.

ISSF 10m 5 Target and ISSF 10m Standard Pistol Championships

Emma Davies placed 3rd in the Womens 5 Target event and 2nd in the Womens Standard Pistol.
In the Mens events, Ian Harris placed 3rd in the 5 Target event.

2008 Commonwealth Youth Games  (Added 9th December 2006)

The 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games will be held in Pune, India, from 12 - 18 October 2008.
Events included will be athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting, tennis and weightlifting. Other sports may be added, e.g. swimming.
Shooting events are: Men - Air Rifle, 50m Rifle Prone, 50m Rifle 3 Positions, 10m Air Pistol, 25m Sports Pistol, 50m Pistol, Trap, Double Trap and Skeet.
Women - Air Rifle, 50m Rifle Prone, 50m Rifle 3 Positions, 10m Air Pistol and 25m Sports Pistol.
Competitors will need to be under 19 at the date of the Games. As of this update there will be one person per event, however, people will be allowed to double up to enter another event.

CG History and CG Honour Board updated  (Added 8th September 2006)

Updated the CG History page and the Honour Board page.

Commonwealth Games Honour Board  (Added 2nd September 2006)

Added a new page honouring Commonwealth Games medalists and competitors.

NSRA 2006 Rifle Meeting  (Added 31st August 2006)


Home Countries International (Team of 10)               Home Countries Womens International (Team of 5)
2nd    Wales (3885)                                     2nd    Wales (1921)

Home Countries Junior International (Team of 3)         Home Countries 3P International (Team of 3)
3rd    Wales (1145)                                     1st    Wales (3382)

Home Countries Womens 3P International (Team of 3)
3rd    Wales (1651)

British 3P Championship             British Junior 3P Championship       British Womens 3x20 Rifle Championship
1st    John Croydon (1136)          1st    Siân Corish (1134)            2nd    Siân Corish (567)
2nd    Siân Corish  (1134)
5th    Jenny Corish (1127)
9th    Martyn Blake (1119)

Junior Womens 3P Rifle Championship       Comp 3 Class A                    Comp 5 Class X
1st    Siân Corish (567)                  6th    Kristian Thomas (385)      2nd    Dave Phelps (595)

Comp 7 Class X                            Comp 15 Class X                   Comp 16 Class X
1st    Dave Phelps (2737)                 2nd    Dave Phelps (394)          1st    Dave Phelps (396)
                                                                            2nd    Colin Harris (395)

Comp 16 Class B                           Comp 48 Class X                   Comp 40
4th    Rob Warnes (388)                   3rd    Dave Phelps (390)          2nd    Llantrisant & Cardiff (1156)
                                          4th    G W Morgan (390)
Comp 45 Open Class
2nd    Torfaen (778)

Welsh Prone Championship (Western Mail and Echo Cup)
1st    Dave Phelps
2nd    Bob Riddett
3rd    J M Thomas
4th    G W Morgan
5th    M A Parry

Siân and Jenny Corish were also in the Croydon team that won Competition 44 and also part of the Surrey team that 
set a new British record score in 1st place in the County 3 Position Team competition.


Welsh Rifle Association now on-line  (Added 29th August 2006)


6 Nations - Luxembourg 2006

The Federations's congratulations go to all the Welsh medal winners:-

10m Air Rifle Women               Bronze  Jenny Corish      389
25m Standard Pistol               Gold    Steve Pengelly    555
25m Centre Fire Pistol            Silver  Steve Pengelly    569
25m Sport Pistol                  Silver  Emma Davies       535
50m Prone Rifle Men               Gold    Bob Riddett       586
50m Prone Rifle Junior Men        Silver  Craig Philips     579
                                  Bronze  Danny Evans       577
50m Prone Rifle Woman             Bronze  Francesca Fulgoni 572
50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Women  Gold    Siân Corish       587
                                  Silver  Jenny Corish      581
50m 3P 3x20 Women Junior          Gold    Siân Corish       566
                                  Silver  Jenny Corish      553
Trap Men                          Gold    Gareth Morgan     124
                                  Silver  Scott Morgan      122
Skeet Men                         Bronze  Richard Stepney   120

Team Gold was won in Trap, Skeet and 50m Prone Junior Women.
Team Silver in 50m Prone Men, 50m Prone Junior Men, 50m 3x20 Junior Women and 10m Air Pistol Women.
Team Bronze in 10m Air Rifle Junior Women.
Wales nearly took the Nations Cup, only 4 points behind Belgium.
Full results are available from the Luxembourg Shooting Federation website.
The 2007 6 Nations will be hosted by Belgium.

2006 Commonwealth Games

The Federation's congratulations go to everyone that competed for Wales.
The shooting team aquitted itself well when set against the other sports, winning one Gold individual medal, one Bronze individual medal and one Bronze Pairs medal - 3 out of the 19 medals in total won by Wales. The Shooting Team Manager's Report can be found on the Documents web page.

Gold Gold medal Dave Phelps - 50m Rifle Prone


Bronze Bronze medal Dave Phelps and Griff Morgan - 50m Rifle Prone Pairs


Bronze Bronze medal Johanne Brekke - 50m Rifle Prone


Dave - Gold medal Jo - Bronze medal Dave and Griff - Bronze medal

Siân Corish made the Final of the 3x20 3P individual event in 4th place and retained 4th.

John Croydon entered the Final of the 3x40 3P individual event in 4th place and narrowly missed giving Wales another bronze medal.

The majority of the team travelled via Quantas to Melbourne, arriving on 28th February. Accommodation for the first five nights was in self-catering apartments in Melbourne and then the team moved into the Games Village.

Dave Phelps has an on-line diary at Dave's Blog which gives a good view of the Games from Dave's perspective.


Federation Committee for 2006

No change for the 2006 Committee - the members remain as in 2005.

CSF(ED) Championships 2005 - Isle of Man

From the Team Manager:-
"The WTSF selected a team of 29 consisting of WSRA(14), WAA(10) and WRA(5) for the CSF(ED. Events were held at various locations of the Isle of Man near to the World famous TT race circuit and at Bisley. The Shotgun events were scheduled for Guernsey and were subsequently cancelled.

Air Weapons events were held in the centre of Douglas at the new National Sports Centre. The Pistol events were located at Slieau Lhost (Windy corner on the TT race course). The 50 metre rifle events were held at the Sinclair range, St. Johns, situated on the South East corner of the TT course. Full bore events were held at Bisley.

Weather was blustery - every country with exception of Cyprus was there, all with most...if not all of their Commonwealth Games nominations. Many were using it as a final trial.

Francesca Fulgoni shot a PB, 585x600, with Jo Brekke, reigning Commonwealth Games (Pairs) champion, winning the Womens 50 metre Prone Rifle pairs.

Jo Brekke took the Womens 50 metre Prone individual Gold.

15 year old Helen Warnes, British under 21 (Junior men/women) champion, shot a PB of 577x600 in the development Prone competition.

Emma Davies won Gold in the womens Air pistol event, with a PB in the qualifiaction stage, and 18 year old Rachel Gravell took the Silver. Rachel also took Gold in the Womens Air Pistol (badge)competition.
Emma Davies and Meinir Phillips took the Silver medal in the Air Pistol pairs.

Alan Green and Steve Pengelly took Gold in the Centre Fire Pistol Pairs, Alan also taking the individual Bronze, with Steve in 4th place by 1 point. Alan and Steve also picked up the Silver in the Standard Pistol pairs with Steve winning the individual Silver. Alan's and Steve's pistols are stored and kept in Zurich, so the pistols needed to be collected from Switzerland and then returned after the competition.

In the Mens Air Rifle, Martyn Blake bagged Gold in the Mens Air Rifle and also claimed Silver with John Croydon in the pairs competition. John was second and Martyn third in the Mens 3x40 50 metre individual competition.

After a close final in the Mens individual Prone rifle competition, Griff Morgan, 592, with a PB in Olympic final of 102.9, won the Gold medal in the event, David Phelps just missing Bronze by 1 point and claiming fourth place.

Colin Harris and Alastair Cornish were first in the "B" Pairs plate competition.

At Bisley, Alex Woodward and Gareth Morris were fourth in the pairs Full Bore rifle event."


Junior International - Bisley

Wales had a number of juniors shooting in the Junior International at Bisley in the GB team, and the meeting finished with some good results for both GB and the Welsh competitors:-

50m 3x20 Rifle Women               Gold    Siân Corish  (562 + 94.3 = 656.3)
                                   Bronze  Jennifer Corish  (560 + 89.8 = 649.8)
25m Sport Pistol (Air) Women       Silver  Danielle Jones (new Welsh Record score for Junior and Senior Women)  (566x600)
50m Rifle Prone Women              Gold    Siân Corish  (591x600)

Wales v South Africa v Scotland air rifle match

On the Sunday before the Junior International, a three-way air rifle match vs. South Africa and Scotland was held at Bisley. Teams were six aside and were a mix of senior and junior.
The men were first up and Wales won by 10 points with Andy Lawrence leading the Welsh charge with 581. South Africa won the ladies match by 138 points, Jenny Corish putting up the best score for Wales with 384.
Prizes were presented by the Welsh Airgun Association's President, David George, with Bob Blake acting as master of ceremonies, assisted by Liza-Marie from the South African team. The prizgiving was followed by an exchange of gifts between the team managers.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Scotland withdrew their official team on short notice and fielded an invitation team.
The day finished with a barbecue, held on the 50m range.

6 Nations - Wales 2005

114 competitors took part in the second 6 nations event to be hosted by Wales. The event took place at three sites, the prone rifle taking place at Tondu, the airgun events at Talybont and a small contingent from Germany shot trap and skeet at Newbridge.
Wales took a range of medals ranging over nearly all disciplines.
Full results are available from the WAA results page.
The event ran well, with Olympic Finals being slotted into the tight schedule at short notice. Thanks must go to all the range staff and helpers, without whom the event could not have taken place.

The Federations's congratulations go to all the Welsh medal winners:-


10m Air Rifle Men                  Gold    John Croydon
10m Standard Pistol Men            Gold    Ian Harris
                                   Bronze  Al Green
10m Standard Pistol Junior Ladies  Silver  Danielle Jones
10m Five Target Men                Bronze  Steve Pengelly
50m Prone Rifle Men                Silver  Alastair Cornish
                                   Bronze  Griff Morgan
50m Prone Rifle Ladies             Gold    Jo Brekke
                                   Silver  Ceri Dallimore
                                   Bronze  Francesca Fulgoni
50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Men     Silver  Joe Moloney
                                   Bronze  Mike Fisher

Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships 2005

The Federation's congratulations go to everyone that competed for Wales.
From the Team Manager:-
"The team departed in three waves from Heathrow via Dubai. One shooter traveled out three days before the main party, 20 traveled out on March 2nd and four members traveled three days later.
There was a little Hic-up at Dubai as our equipment had not been loaded, but 45 minutes of negotiation on the tarmac plus one badge was all that was required. (They had trouble reading their own paperwork).

The main party arrived in Melbourne and were taken by coach to our 4-5 day preparation accommodation with no fuss. This was a Motel situated in a quiet part of the City called Fern Tree Gully in the Dandenong range of hills NE of Melbourne. This proved perfect for our acclimatization and recovery from Jet Lag. The Full bore team arrived three days later and traveled straight to Bendigo.

The team moved to the Mecure Welcome hotel in the Centre of the City after the initial 5 days. The accommodation was on a room only basis and breakfast could be ordered if required.

All the events were held at various locations in and around Melbourne. Clay target was held at Lilydale approx 30k N.E. of Melbourne.
Smallbore, Air Weapons and CF pistol events were held near to the centre of Melbourne at the International Shooting Centre at Port Melbourne.
Fullbore was held at Bendigo, 160k to the NE of Melbourne.

A total of 20 separate events took place. In each of these there were a Pairs, Badge and Individual competition. This gave a total of 60 competitions where Wales took part in 15 events.
Medals won were:
One Gold:-
Women's Prone pairs with a new Championship record.
Five Bronze medals:-
Women's prone individual Badge.
Men's 3x40 Pairs.
Men's 3x40 individual Badge.
25m Centre Fire Pistol (New Welsh record).
Men's Olympic Trap.

Wales finished 5th in the medal table."

Jo and Ceri - Gold medal Steve and Al - Bronze medal


NRA 2004 Queen's Prize

Henry Jeens
Photo: John Knight (www.stickledown.co.uk)

Henry Jeens has become the first Welshman to win the Sovereign's Prize at the National Championships for Full-bore Target Rifle since 1903 in a match first competed in 1860 for a prize of £250, a sum which is still the same today.
Henry, 22yrs of age, and just finished at Cambridge University, won the competition known as the Queen's Prize at Bisley, in July 2004. The match is competed for once a year at Bisley and about 1500 competitors from all over the world, compete in 3 stages, with the field reduced by a 70% at each stage until the final 100 shoot 15 shots to count at 900yds and 1000yds, where the bullet can be blown many feet sideways if the right wind correction has not been made for each shot


CSF(ED) Championships 2004 - Isle of Man

A successful trip to the Isle of Man, overall Wales came away with 20 medals. The medal tally would have been higher if there had been more entries in some disciplines.


10m Air Pistol Women Pairs     Gold      Aly Rowell / Danielle Jones
10m Air Pistol Women           Silver    Aly Rowell
                               Bronze    Danielle Jones
10m Air Rifle Men Pairs        Silver    John Croydon / Kristian Thomas
10m Air Rifle Men              Silver    John Croydon
10m Air Rifle Women            Bronze    Janine Weaving
50m Rifle Prone Women          Bronze    Johanne Brekke
50m Rifle Prone Women Pairs    Bronze    Johanne Brekke / Ceri Dallimore
50m 3P 3x20 Pairs              2nd       Johanne Brekke / Ceri Dallimore
50m 3P 3x40                    Bronze    John Croydon
50m 3P 3x40                    Bronze    John Croydon / Kristian Thomas
Olympic Trap                   Gold      James Birkett-Evans
Olympic Trap Pairs             Silver    James Birkett-Evans / Mike Wixey
Olympic Skeet                  Bronze    Mike Jay
Olympic Skeet Pairs            Silver    Malcolm Allen / Tony Grove

6 Nations - France 2004

The Federations's congratulations go to all the Welsh medal winners:-

10m Air Rifle Men                 Bronze  John Croydon     582
25m Centre Fire Pistol            Gold    Steve Pengelly   570
25m Standard Pistol               Silver  Steve Pengelly   550
50m Prone Rifle Men               Silver  Griff Morgan     585
                                  Bronze  Kristian Thomas  584
50m Prone Rifle Woman             Gold    Julie Daltrey    587
50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Women  Gold    Siân Corish      584
50m 3P 3x40 Men                   Silver  Martyn Blake    1131
                                  Bronze  John Croydon    1128
50m 3P 3x20 Women                 Gold    Julie Daltrey    554
50m 3P 3x20 Women Junior          Bronze  Siân Corish      553

Team Gold was won in 50m Prone Men, 50m 3P 3x40 men. 

Team Silver was won in 25m Centre Fire Pistol, 25m Standard Pistol, 
10m Junior Women Air Rifle and 10m Junior Ladies Air Pistol. 

Welsh Eligibility Appeals to the CGF

The Federation understands that four of the five eligibility appeals to the Commonwealth Games Federation were successful.

UK Sport - Drug Information Database

Link added to UK Sport's Drug Information Database.

Élite Cymru eligibility criteria

Added to the documents page are the eligibility application criteria for an Élite Cymru award.

2010 Commonwealth Games

India has been selected to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

6 Nations - Germany 2003

A long and tiring coach trip to Saarlouis in Germany resulted in the following medals (3 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze):-


10m Air Rifle Men                 Gold    John Croydon     587
50m Prone Rifle Men               Gold    David Phelps     594
                                  Bronze  Robin Hilborne   590
50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Men    Silver  Kristian Thomas  580
50m Prone Rifle Men Junior Women  Gold    Siân Corish      590
50m 3P 3x40 Men                   Silver  Martyn Blake    1137
50m 3P 3x20 Women                 Bronze  Julie Daltrey    551
50m 3P 3x20 Women Junior          Silver  Siân Corish      559
The 2004 6 Nations will be hosted by France - Wales will host the 2005 6 Nations.

CSF(ED) Championships 2003 - Jersey

A successful trip to Jersey, overall Wales bagged 11 medals. The medal tally would have been higher if there had been more entries in some disciplines.


10m Air Rifle Men             Gold    Stuart Daltrey
50m Rifle Prone Women         Gold    Johanne Brekke     2nd    Ceri Dallimore  (only Gold awarded)
50m Rifle Prone Women Pairs   Gold    Johanne Brekke / Ceri Dallimore
Olympic Trench                Silver  J.E.Hall
Olympic Trench Pairs          2nd     J.E.Hall / N.Jones                        (only Gold awarded)
I.S.U. Skeet                  Gold    Malcolm Allen      Silver    G.D.Davies
I.S.U. Skeet Pairs            Gold    Malcolm Allen / S.James
Double Trap Pairs             Gold    N.Jones / J.D.Davies

Web site on line

The WTSF web site came on line on 7th September 2002.