Profile of a Champion
HistoryI started archery in 1998 after a holiday come-and-try in Wales. I started at Cluny Clays being coached by Archie Scott and quickly joined Forest Flame Archers (now defunct).
My first major competition was the Scottish Championships at Easter Ross in 1999 having spent the previous four months in Italy and arriving back seven days before the competition! I won the B Class Compound Freestyle with two A Class scores shooting a Merlin compound.
I continued to shoot and on leaving the navy found my scores rapidly improved and I entered WEFAC at Arndean in 2002. I finished 8th in the World and 5th in Europe.
In 2005 I purchased a Hoyt Protec (still shooting it) and scores continued to improve. I have continued to shoot both nationally and internationally and have won medals at all levels.
In 2013 after some bad news I decided to step back and have some fun and took up historical bow which I now shoot indoors. Bow made of all wood construction, genuine historical design with wooden arrows. I will now split time between the two styles for the remainder of my shooting life.
Bow Hoyt Protec 2005 Special Edition, 3000 limbs, cam and a half
Stabiliser Beiter Longrod
Sight Merlin Tri-Axis
Scope OK Archery
Tab Modified Cavalier
Arrows 2114 Easton X7’s, AAE EP23 plastifletch, Nibb points, 3D Supernocks
Strings Home made using Trophy string material and diamondback serving.
2010 SFAA OUTDOOR CHAMPION (2nd on seven occasions)
2009 & 2010 SFAA 900 CHAMPION
2007 & 2008 EFAA NATIONAL OUTDOOR CHAMPION (2nd on two occasions)
2008 WFAA OPEN OUTDOOR CHAMPION
2007 UK OUTDOOR CHAMPION (2nd on five occasions)
2005 EFAC ESTONIA BRONZE
2006 EFAC FINLAND BRONZE
2007 EFAC SWEDEN SILVER
2008 WFAC NAMIBIA BRONZE
2009 EFAC WALES BRONZE
2010 WFAC GERMANY BRONZE
Personal bests presently stand at 511 for the Field round, 510 for the Hunter round and 552 for the Animal round.