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:-
|Allen, Malcolm||Shotgun||Morgan, Scot||Shotgun|
|Brekke, Johanne||Smallbore Rifle||Morris, Gareth||Fullbore Rifle|
|Corish, Jennifer||Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle||Oxford, Robert||Fullbore Rifle|
|Corish, Siân||Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle||Pengelly, Steve||25m Pistol events|
|Croydon, John||Smallbore Rifle||Phelps, David||Smallbore Rifle|
|Dummer, James||Smallbore Rifle||Price, Rhys||Shotgun|
|Gizzi, Cheryl||Shotgun||Warnes, Helen||Smallbore Rifle|
|Gravell, Rachel||Air Pistol||Wilson, Nicola||Air Pistol|
|Green, Alan||25m Pistol events||Wixey, Mike||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 LimitedCompany documents added to the Documents web page.
The Welsh Target Shooting Federation LimitedThe 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 ChampionshipJenny 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.
Junior Women's Air Pistol ChampionshipRachel 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 ChampionshipsEmma 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 2006The 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.Full results are available from the Luxembourg Shooting Federation website.
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.
The 2007 6 Nations will be hosted by Belgium.
2006 Commonwealth GamesThe 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 Dave Phelps - 50m Rifle Prone
Bronze Dave Phelps and Griff Morgan - 50m Rifle Prone Pairs
Bronze Johanne Brekke - 50m Rifle Prone
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 2006No change for the 2006 Committee - the members remain as in 2005.
CSF(ED) Championships 2005 - Isle of ManFrom 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 - BisleyWales 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 matchOn 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 2005114 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 2005The 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:
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."
NRA 2004 Queen's Prize
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 ManA 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 2004The 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 CGFThe Federation understands that four of the five eligibility appeals to the Commonwealth Games Federation were successful.
UK Sport - Drug Information DatabaseLink added to UK Sport's Drug Information Database.
Élite Cymru eligibility criteriaAdded to the documents page are the eligibility application criteria for an Élite Cymru award.
2010 Commonwealth GamesIndia has been selected to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
6 Nations - Germany 2003A 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 559The 2004 6 Nations will be hosted by France - Wales will host the 2005 6 Nations.
CSF(ED) Championships 2003 - JerseyA 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