Caius Patel in Sport Godalming Awards

OC Placed Second in Youth Sports Personality of the Year

Following a nomination from the Farncombe & Godalming Rifle Club, Caius Patel was placed second for the Youth Sports Personality of the Year for the Sport Godalming Awards on 26 October.

Caius joined Farncombe & Godalming Rifle Club in January 2017 and after attending a course of training and instruction, he was able to shoot in Club and Surrey County Small Bore Rifle Association competitions. He has progressed rapidly and won many competitions as a member of the Club. 

Here at Charterhouse, Caius was an outstanding Captain of Shooting. Caius excelled in all rifle shooting disciplines from 0.22 Target Rifle, which is most commonly shot at 25 yards, and the Olympic Distance of 50m through to Full Bore Target Rifle, which is shot at distances up to 1000 yards. As a naval cadet, Caius also excelled in the service rifle discipline.

In addition to being an extremely proficient shot, Caius is a very modest young man who is always quick to praise the efforts of his team mates and coaches. Caius was an excellent leader and frequently assisted with the coaching, training and motivation of the younger members.

Caius has won many competitions over the year, both as a team member and in individual competitions. His individual achievements are listed below, the highlight of which has to be winning the British Schools Open Meeting at Bisley, after which Caius was selected to shoot for the England Schools’ Team.

His successes from September 2017 to August 2018 are:

September 2017 – Won Division One of Surrey County Summer Junior League

October 2017 – First Place “Champion at Arms” at CADSAM (Cadet Skill at Arms Rifle Competition)

November 2017 – Second Place in the English Schools 50m Open at Bisley

December 2017 – First Place in the British School 50m Open (over 200 entries)

February 2018 – Selected to Shoot for the victorious England Schools “A” Team in the Home Countries Internal Match

Winner 2017/2018 – First Place in the Surrey County Winter Junior League

Winter 2017/2018 – Won the Surrey County Juniors Short Range Championship

At Ashburton Shield Schools Meeting at Bisley in July 2018 - Caius was first place in the following individual competitions:

Cadet Champion at Arms

The Financial Times Trophy (GP Rifle Match)

The Malborough College Cup

The Col. Marling Challenge Cup

The Spenser Mellish Trophy

The Oratory School Challenge Cup

The Topham Quaich Trophy.