SSI Debbie Callaghan, County PRO
A great night to look forward too on the 3 March with Georgina Geikie. Georgina is a British Olympian Sport Shooter who competed for Great Britain in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Thanks to Capt Paul Anderton, HQ North West Shooting Advisor & County Shooting Officer, for the following information.
Georgina was born in Okehampton, Devon. She studied for a degree in Product Design at Cardiff University.
At the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia, Georgina teamed up with Julia Lyndall to win the bronze medal in the women's 10 meters air pistol pairs behind gold medallists Dina Aspandiyarova and Lalita Yauhleuskaya of Australia and silver medallists Joseline Lee Yean Cheahand Bibiana Pei Chin Ng from Malaysia.
At the 2010 Commonwealth Shooting Championships Georgina won four medals: two individual bronzes and a silver and bronze in team events. She competed for England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi, India. Again, partnered by Julia Lyndall, the pair repeated their result at the 2006 Games by winning a bronze medal in the women's 25 metre pistol pairs with a score of 1122 points. Despite her medal Georgina lost her place as one of the six athletes funded by British Shooting with money provided by UK Sport following a bi-annual review of performances.
At the 2011 European Shooting Championships in Belgrade, Georgina achieved the Olympic qualifying standard in the 25 metres pistol event earning Great Britain a second qualifying berth for the event in addition to their host nation place. Her score of 578 points meant she finished 13th out of the 48 competitors.
Georgina was chosen to carry the Olympic Flame as it passed through Okehampton on 21 May as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay. Georgina was selected as one of ten shooters to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She competed in the women's 25 metres pistol event, finishing 37th with a score of 562 and the 10m pistol event finishing 47th with a score of 359.
Georgina, known as Gorgs works for British Shooting Promoting Target Sprint. She helps others to enjoy a sport she loves and provides opportunities for people to achieve their dreams. #ThisGirlCan
For all shooters and athletes within our cadets this will be an interesting evening.
All details for joining the meeting will be posted in detachment groups for Greater Manchester. For all other counties in the North West Region the link for the meeting has been sent to your County PRO's in Cheshire ACF, Cumbria ACF, Isle of Man ACF, Lancs ACF and Merseyside ACF. Please ask them for the details.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the night!