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Steve Le Couilliard

Grants Advisory Committee Member

Background: Steve has been involved in some form of sport in Jersey since his early teens, including Table Tennis up to division 1 standard, badminton and squash, canoeing, mostly surfing with a kayak and two around the island paddles. He also working in a prominent sports shop till he was 27 and tried various other jobs and eventually running his own installations business with a partner for the last 24 years of his working life.

Smallbore Rifle shooting took over most of his sporting time early on after attending the National Championships aged 20, his success at that meeting gave him an invite to be part of the GB Olympic trials squad, which sadly he had to give up after attending a few squad training weekends due to cost.

Steve has competed in 7 Commonwealth Games for Jersey in Smallbore Rifle Shooting with a highest placing of 4th and was honoured and humbled to be given the opportunity to carry the flag for Jersey in the opening ceremony for a second time in Glasgow 2016. The first time was in Edinburgh in 1986.  Steve competed in only one Island Games and was a silver medallist. He has also been part of a Great Britain Shooting Team on several occasions.

Steve was Jersey’s Commonweath Games Association Treasurer for 14 years, President of the Jersey Smallbore Shooting Association for 5 years, member of the National Smallbore Rifle Association council for 5 years, member of the Education Departments Advisory Council for Sport for 9 years and chairman for the last two, plus numerous other club positions.

He is married to Melanie herself an International Athlete Competing for Great Britain in Air Rifle shooting for 6 years and twice a Commonwealth Games Competitor. He has a Netball playing daughter Sarah and two granddaughters.

Interests: It’s still shooting but trying to put a little back into the sport he loves. Currently Steve is president of the Jersey Outdoor Smallbore Rifle Club, Treasurer of Vinchelez Sports Club, and member of The JSSA Council, he is still shooting but not as much or as competitively as he used too.