Noel once had a world ranking of 7th after placing 5th in Standard Pistol at the World Championships in 1970. Noel shot this match with a stock standard Hammerli 208 and was only 2 years after he began shooting.
What do you enjoy the most about shooting?
It is the challenge to contain your mind focused on the exercise of shooting to the exclusion of all else. At times it seems to be like a dog chasing its tail.
The enjoyment is achieving this.
Do you have any other sports or interests?
Scuba diving, Motor bikes, fishing, camping, and enjoying a glass of red wine.
What do you want to achieve from shooting?
I now shoot for the enjoyment of it. But the enjoyment comes from achieving a well executed shot.
What are you doing if you aren’t shooting?
Enjoying my other interests, and living in the tropics.
When did you begin shooting?
In the Cairns Pistol Club in 1968