As he writes in the ‘Humble Beginnings’ article, it was Anthony who first had the idea to set up OSRA. Having been the Club Captain of Durham University Rifle Club , Anthony decided to use his knowledge of running a rifle club to get the many Old Suttonians he had shot with at Sutton Valence back into the sport.
Anthony is currently teaching English at Bede’s Senior School in Sussex, whilst also studying for a PhD in English at Exeter University. With the unprecedented success of OSRA in 2019, Anthony is excited to see what the team can achieve in the future.
Chris has been a major figure in OSRA since its inception, recently attaining the club rank of Pegasus for his exceptional performance at the 150th Imperial Meeting. His strong commitment to OSRA has helped the club become what it is today.
Having now graduated from Sussex University, Chris is looking forward to a gap year, in which he will be working, applying for jobs and, of course, shooting for OSRA. We are excited to see what Chris can do with his new Barnard rifle. Some say that it’ll be shinier than the silverware he will win with it.
In the club, Chris is renowned for once mispronouncing our club Paramount as ‘Pegasus’, which has stuck as both the name of the rifle and of our A class. He is a talented and committed member, who has rapidly made a name for himself in the Kent team for his strong performance at the Inter-Counties long range match in July 2019.
Chris, who studied Aeronautical Engineering at Leeds University, currently works in Planning and Procurement for Honeywell Aerospace. When he isn’t hard at work (or clogging up the production line), he can be seen speeding along the M25 towards Bisley.
Tom is the wise sage of OSRA, his knowledge and experience exceeding that of our younger members. Tom is known as the founder of the rifle club at Oxford Brookes University. For this, he filled almost every position on the committee at various points in time, which has meant that his knowledge of running a rifle club is invaluable.
Tom, the 2018 OSRA Fullbore Champion, has shot in a number of Imperial competitions and thoroughly enjoys coaching OSRA members in the difficult conditions of Stickledown on Bisley camp. He currently owns his own brewery, Perry Court Press, and otherwise manages his family farm. Despite his remarkably busy schedule, he nevertheless manages to find time to support and shoot for OSRA at major shooting events.