I started archery in 2007 at the Bowmen of Adel archery club when I was aged 5 and thank them for giving me the opportunity to have a go even though I was very young. I now shoot for Wharfe Valley Archers which is located close to the village where I live on the outskirts of Leeds.
Wherever I shoot I always remember that I am not just shooting for myself, but also representing my club, county and sponsors.
The bow style I now shoot is Olympic recurve, although I have also shot Barebow & more traditional styles.
I began competitive archery in 2007 which initially meant travelling to shoots around Yorkshire. Now I travel around the UK & Northern Ireland to shoot. I have been lucky enough to also shoot in the USA and Europe. I am usually at a shoot most weekends of the year.
My aim is to win medals for Great Britain and travel the world shooting.
Me with Brady Ellison at the 2015 US National Championships
in Decatur, Alabama
Me and my GB team mates at the SoCal Showdown in 2016
European Field Archery Championships in Slovenia in 2017
Me and my shooting group at the
2015 IFAA World Bowhunter Championships
My first major competition win was at the Yorkshire County Indoor Championships in 2008 when I won the county under 9 Indoor title.
In 2009 I entered my first national championships and came runner up. The following year I became the under 9 National Target Archery Champion at both metric and imperial distances.
Since then I have won many competitions at both county, regional and national levels, as well as breaking several national records along the way.
My training consists of strength & conditioning exercises which I complete at home and at Cookridge Hall, cliniband exercises, shooting practice, shot trainers, video analysis and training at theYorkshire Archery Academy.
In addition to target archery I also take part in field archery and I won the IFAA World Junior Bowhunter championships in 2015 as well as winning national titles in both GNAS (World Archery) & NFAS Field Archery. I have also represented Great Britain in World Archery field archery.
Please take time to visit the other pages on my website which explain the differences between the various forms of archery.
I'd like to thank all those archers who continue to help, encourage and support me when I attend my competitions. Not forgetting all those who are not involved with archery but give me support and encouragement - my family, neighbours, friends, school and of course my sponsors.
Finally I'd like to thank my personal coach Kath Fitzpatrick for all the help she gives me and the patience she shows - she is an inspiration to me.