A Cushman & Wakefield Surveyor will be shooting for gold in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games after being selected to compete for Scotland in the Fullbore Target Rifle events.
Sandy Walker, an Associate in the Residential, London Markets team will be heading to Brisbane, Australia for the Games to participate in the pairs and individual Fullbore Target Rifle events.
Sandy first began the sport at school and quickly discovered he had a natural ability. He progressed through the British Schools set-up before going on to represent Scotland and Great Britain at U21, U25 and senior level. In 2007, Sandy won U25 gold at the World Championships in Canada before going on to make his full senior Great Britain debut in New Zealand in 2010. He has enjoyed notable individual success including winning the European Championships, British Commonwealth Championships and the prestigious St George’s Prize at the UK Nationals. In November 2017 he won Bronze at the Commonwealth Championships in Brisbane representing Scotland.
Sandy said: "This will be my first appearance at the Commonwealth Games and I’m really looking forward to it. Most major competitions are with GB so to have the opportunity to be a part of Team Scotland at a major championships doesn’t happen often and I’m proud to be part of a very talented team. Training is going well and I’ve just got back from a warm weather camp and competition in America which was good in trying to gain some form. Having won Bronze in Brisbane last November in what was the Games Test Event it was good to see where everyone stood six months out so with careful planning and training hopefully I can do better in April!"
Sandy, whose mother is Scottish, joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Residential team in October 2017 from JLL and provides development advice to a variety of public and private sector clients in and around greater London.
Follow Sandy’s progress on Instagram (@walkeranr) and Team Scotland on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@Team_Scotland)
What is Fullbore Target Rifle?
Fullbore Target Rifle is a form of rifle shooting that is shot at five separate distances – 300, 500, 600, 900 and 1,000 yards. The targets used are paper and are in the form of rings (similar to an archery target). All distances are shot outside whilst lying down without the use of telescopic sights.