The Rifle Club enjoyed an eventful half term, including a match against OGs and a fantastic England Schools announcement

The Rifle Club enjoyed an eventful Half Term, during which they had a match against the Old Boys and Girls. This was a close event, with Ilana B, Marcella B, Georgie B and Grace S being narrowly beaten, by just six points, by a very strong Old Greshamian Team. The Gresham’s ‘B’ team, made up entirely of Year 9 pupils, Bella B, James M and Morgana M were also beaten by the Old Greshamian ‘B’ Team but they did have two International shots and a third very competent shot. All three of the Year 9 pupils did exceptionally well to keep to within twenty points of their opposition.

Also, during Half Term, it was announced that ten members of the Rifle Club have been selected to represent England Schools in the annual British Schools International match. Each of the Home Nations (including the Channel Islands) select two teams of 12 firers to compete in this match, but with England having considerably more people to select from, than the other Nations, they also select a ‘C’ and a ‘D’ team to shoot for honours in the match. A third of the England ‘A’ team are from Gresham’s School, with George B, Marcella B, Georgina B and Harry P all being selected. Oliver R, Alexandre S and Belle W have been selected for the England ‘B’ team. Ilana B, Margarethe G and Grace S for the ‘C’ team, with no Gresham’s pupils selected for the ‘D’ team. Gresham’s has more individuals shooting for England, in this match, than any other school and we wish them all the very best for this match and for when the results are announced.