Derek began his shooting in the cadet force at RGS Guildford, moving on to the Athelings in 1991, Oxford University over 1991 – 1994 and the Surrey county team since the late 1990s. He has been fortunate enough to represent England or Great Britain in various guises in Australia, Canada, Jersey, Kenya, Namibia, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa and Zimbabwe. 

This tour will be Derek’s 5th to South Africa and 3rd to Kenya, which he also visited on a church trip to support local partners in 2006.  Keenest at long range and in a team environment, he also spends a lot of time in match rifle.  Aside from coaching and shooting (usually in that order), Derek is an independent consultant in the areas of finance & corporate governance, and an experienced Group Company Secretary and charity trustee.