Matthew Purdy

Matt is one of the younger members of the team, having been born in the same year that Dom de Vere last toured overseas. Matt has been shooting since 2005, having started while at Gresham's school - he is one of three Old Greshamian's on this tour. He progressed quickly, winning the Wimbledon T.R. Competition five years later in 2010. He follows in a long family tradition and is one of four 'Purdy's' to have been through Greshams over the past several decades - all four of them having also been Athelings. During his shooting career, Matt has achieved places on a number of overseas teams. After the Athelings in 2010, he went to South Africa in 2011 on the GBU19 team (which he captained), and achieved his full GB colours on the team to USA and Canada in 2012. Matt achieved his first full England cap in the European
Long Range Championship in October 2012, which England won.

Matt is at Lancaster University studying mechanical engineering and is a member of the university OTC. After he graduates, Matt plans to embark on officer training at Sandhurst and join the British Army.