Nigel Ball (Vice-Captain)

Nigel began his shooting career with a Service Rifle whilst serving in the Royal Navy. He enjoyed many successful years in this environment, winning the Queen’s Medal and representing Great Britain on numerous occasions.

Target rifle shooting took second place until 1984 when, shooting a club competition for the Navy, he was introduced to the Swing rifle by John Saunders and immediately purchased one. Serious exposure to target rifle competition followed and he has been a regular at the Imperial meeting ever since.

His first GB target rifle team was to Canada in 1991 and he has been selected for several other GB teams since. His tours include visits to Canada, Zimbabwe, South Africa, USA and Australia; this will be his 10th visit to Ottawa and his 3rd to British Columbia.

Nigel has a selection of Grand Aggregate crosses, George’s Final badges and Queen’s Final badges but enjoys shooting big team matches most. He has been involved with GB Palma teams for the last 9 years and ranks them as the ultimate team shooting experience but any chance to represent his country is an honour he will readily accept.