Rifle Club

The University of St Andrews Rifle Club shoots both smallbore (.22″) and fullbore (7.62mm) Target Rifle at a local facility in St Andrews. The club participates in regional, national and international university league competitions, which gives our club the unique opportunity to travel throughout the UK. In the past, club members have participated in world-class competitions such as the Junior Commonwealth Games, World University Shooting Championships and the World University Games.


Patrick Jess is a former University of St Andrews Rifle Club team member and has been coaching the club for over 20 years. He is also a member of the St Andrews Town Rifle Team.

Teams and competition

The club runs one complete A team of 8 and one malleable B team of 8 consisting of novices looking for training and experiences in competitions. The rest of the club’s members are recreational. The club competes in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) championship and the Scottish Student Sport (SSS) Leagues, as well as Fife and Kinross Postal Leagues.