Looking back, 2017 was a good year for me. It started a little awkwardly but finished really strongly. I had a number of successes both in Target & Field Archery.
In target archery I am hoping to qualify for the Europa Cup in Italy and the European championships in Greece as well as the Youth Olympics in Argentina. The former two fall in the period of my GCSE examinations at school, which could cause a major complication – as these two championships are likely to have a bearing on the Youth Olympics, it could well be that my season’s achievements may be tempered by my vital school commitments, however I shall be working with my school to see what can be achieved.
In field archery, I have already surpassed the required selection scores for the World championships in Italy in September, so hopefully I should have already booked a seat on the plane for that event as long as I keep shooting well during the year. In addition, I am also going to try to qualify (as a senior GB team member) for the European 3D championships which are to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden (also in September).
As you can see 2018 will prove to be an extremely challenging year for me both in my archery and academic life. It's going to be interesting !