David started full-bore target rifle shooting in Northern Ireland at Campbell College School, Belfast in 1965. His first international team experience followed three years later with Ireland, which he has represented over each of the past 45 years. This will be his sixth GB team tour to Canada; his first being in 1975 when the accommodation was in tents on the range. It was a further 15 years until he toured with GB again (due to work commitments not the tents!). He has been making up for lost time, touring with GB teams most years since 1990, variously as shooter, coach and captain. David has now represented GB on around 40 occasions, both at home and abroad; mostly in Target Rifle, but also in the Service Rifle and Match Rifle disciplines.
David’s connection with Canada is not confined to shooting tours; his Grandfather farmed near Winnipeg in the early 20th Century before joining the Canadian Army and fighting at Ypres in the Great War. Things might have been very different………….