About Me

I started archery in September 2009 by completing a beginner’s course at a small club called Nova Bowmen, who are based in the Cleckheaton area in between Leeds and Bradford. This is a small and friendly club with about 25 regular members. In the summer we shoot with very modest facilities in a farmer’s field just outside Cleckheaton, in the winter we have a new indoor venue at Roberttown Community Centre. Everyone is very friendly and always willing to offer advice and help. All bow styles including Longbow and Compound are shot at the club.

I shoot Recurve archery, which is the style you will see in the Olympics, there are other styles but I have always stuck with the Recurve Bow as this is my favourite type of archery.

Wherever I shoot I always remember that I am not just shooting for myself, but also I am representing my Club and my County, and hopefully someday my Country.

I began competing in local archery competitions and tournaments in 2010, in July I came seventh in my first big competition at St George’s archery club in Harrogate, this gave me a great buzz and spurred me on to enter more competitions. Since then I have won many local competitions, shot for my County of Yorkshire twice and entered the Junior National Indoor & Outdoor championships, competing against archers from the whole of Great Britain. I have a few county and regional records to my name as well. I was also ranked nationally as 19th in the country in 2012. In October 2012, whilst shooting for my County of Yorkshire, I came first place overall in the Northern Counties Junior Championship and also obtained my 6 Gold end badge during the same shoot.

Following selection for the Archery GB Northern Performance Academy in August this year, my training now consists of strength & conditioning exercise’s 3 times a week, clingiband exercises 5 times a week, cardio vascular minimum twice a week, a minimum of 1000 arrows per week (spread out over 5 days) with a Pre-Hab warm up routine before every shooting session, Yorkshire Archery Academy training and of course attendance at the Archery GB Northern Academy once per month and additional coach visits as required.

I'd like to thank all those archers, coaches and club members who continue to help, encourage and support me when I attend my club shoots, competitions and training. Not forgetting all those who are not directly involved with archery but give me support and encouragement, but a big thanks to my mum and dad, who are always there supporting us, running us to competitions and training and just generally being the best parents any aspiring archer could want. Please see my Sponsorship page for everyone who has helped me so far.