A NATIONAL shooting team has selected its rifle, pistol, shotgun and full bore shooters to compete at the next Commonwealth Games.

The squad of 20 athletes will compete for Team England across all four shooting disciplines in the Belmont Shooting Centre in Brisbane, Australia, from April 8 to 14.

Eleven of the athletes on the team have experienced a Commonwealth Games previously, with 21 medals won between them.

Double Commonwealth champion and Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Steve Scott, from Battle, said: “It’s always an honour to represent England and on a personal level, to be attending my third Commonwealth Games is something I am very proud of.

“The aim will definitely be to try and win another gold medal, but I know it will be tough as the level of competition increases at every games.

“I have some great memories from the shoot-off against Matthew French in Glasgow and if I come away from the Gold Coast with similar memories then I’m sure it’s going to be a brilliant games.”

Katie Gleeson, from Goring, has also been selected to shoot for the team in her first Commonwealth Games.

Triple Commonwealth Games medallist in rifle Ken Parr will be competing in the event for the third time.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to my third Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

“Previously I’ve won two silver medals and a bronze so I’m really looking forward to hopefully complete the set and win a gold.”

Team England will send a team of about 600 athletes and staff in what will be England’s largest ever team to represent the nation in an overseas sporting event.

The team will compete in 18 sports, including 38 para medal events.

Sarah Winckless, chef de mission for Commonwealth Games England, said: “We’re incredibly proud to be announcing such a strong shooting team. We will now begin the hard work of training for the Games.”