Andy Barnes (‘Turbo’)
This will be Andy’s second trip to Canada, the first being with the GB Rifle Team in 2013. Andy (aka ‘Turbo’) began shooting in 1981 at Bedford School. During the intervening years he has had a handful of successes, having won the Donaldson Memorial, Wimbledon, LMRA Open, and Stickledown (2x). He also has a couple of GB tours, an England tour (Guyana) and National and Lawrence match representations under his belt. He shoots for Hertfordshire (whenever they’ll have him!) and is the long suffering secretary of the Bedfordians Rifle Club.
Andy anticipates that upcoming financial burdens, in the shape of two ‘favourite’ daughters who have both taken up shooting the last few years, may restrict his future shooting opportunities. In fact, ‘favourite’ daughter Nia, who will also be in Canada at the same time touring with the Welsh team, is already a significant drain on resources. As such, he intends to make the most of this tour while looking forward to some serious family rivalry, and insists he will not be subbing her ($$$s) when he’s out there!
Andy works for a large pharmaceutical company, previously in a number of sales management roles and currently as IT Business Partner. When not shooting, he enjoys 5 A-Side football and fishing.