Great Britain Rifle Team tour to
New Zealand 2010

Thank you for your interest

Our trip to New Zealand has now finished and the team are back in the UK. It was a highly successful tour with the team winning both the international matches (New Zealand Match and the Mini-Palma Match) as well as Jon Cload winning the Ballinger Belt, New Zealand's oldest sporting Trophy. The team made a great number of new friends amongst the kiwi shooters and got to see some of the beautiful country - everything that we could have wished for 2 years ago when Gary first began to select his team. We kept daily diaries that are available using the menus above as well as collections of photos from most days on the tour. The photo albums require Adobe Flash, the diaries need Adobe Reader, both can be downloaded from the Adobe website. The photo albums will be updated to include some more photos over the next few weeks and this site will continue to be available in the future.

The team would like to thank everyone who played a part in making the tour such a huge success, our sponsors, friends, family, helpers and particularly the media in New Zealand who covered the events so well. You will see a list of resources on the right including National TV Radio and newspaper coverage. Thanks to Sam Worthington of the Dominion Post and Rosemary McLennan, Editor of the Upper Hutt Leader for supplying their articles in PDF format so we can share them with you.

Team Results

New Zealand Match Final scores
Mini Palma Match Final Scores

Where we went

The journey from Blenheim to Trentham
Where some of the team went sea kayaking
The drive from Christchurch up to Blenheim
The route from the hotel to the range in the Malvern Hills.

Other resources
The team brochure (PDF)
The full length article of the first GB tour to New Zealand (PDF)
The brochure crossword (PDF)
Media Coverage in NZ

We requested the clips from TVNZ - they declined but you can purchase them at a cost of NZ$130 by contacting

Interview with Jonathan Cload

Interview with Gary Alexander

Tuesday 12th Jan
Friday 15th Jan
Saturday 16th Jan
Monday 18th Jan
Tuesday 19th Jan

Wednesday 6th Jan
Wednesday 13th Jan
Wednesday 20th Jan