In Memoriam – Rod Gifford

Rod had always been around the county scene since the early 80’s, excelling in ESK and DTL.

He was so proud to qualify in 1989 to shoot for England and represent his country. In those days, we had some of the best shooters in the country in our teams and some very stiff competition.  

Rod also competed in all disciplines {15} to an extremely high standard. It was when he became a veteran, his medal tally really took off, winning our Supreme Championship 6 times from 2000 to 2007. 

Winning consecutively 4 years in a row was a huge accomplishment given the high all-round standards of the day.  

Rod served on the Cambridgeshire CPSA committee for a number of years, with his best friend and wife Lesley at his side who also played a major role in generating funds by running the raffles.

Over the last few years, although his health restricted the amount he could do, Rod always made an effort to help out and as a county shooter we have lost a great supporter to our sport. 

But to his family the loss is so much greater.

Rod will be remembered by so many as a friend, a man who gave so much help, encouragement, a top shot, and a true gentleman. Our sincere condolences to his family