Sara Symington, Performance Director of Archery GB: "Each year we review the squad members of both the Olympic and Paralympic squads and assess how they have performed throughout the year. We not only take into account results at competitions (particularly at one significant event each year either Worlds, Europeans, Olympics and Paralympics) but also levels of forward progression and commitment to their personal development within archery."
A number of new archers who have performed strongly this year have secured APA places within the Archery GB squads. After a fantastic year in competition Naomi Folkard has returned to the squad following regular consistent performances throughout the year. Naomi completes the female Olympic squad which consists of Nicky Hunt, Becky Martin, Amy Oliver and Bryony Pitman.
A new young member to the Olympic squad is Patrick Huston who won two gold medals in the individual and team events at the Youth World Championships in Wuxi this year. Patrick is 17 years old and lives in Belfast. Patrick joins Sean Evans, George Harding, Ashe Morgan, Andrew Randall, Kieran Slater and Richard White to complete the men's Olympic squad.
The Paralympic team sees the arrival of three new members, Chloe Ball, Vicky Jenkins and Frank Maguire completing the team of Kenny Allen, Phil Bottomley, Pippa Britton, Danielle Brown, Paul Browne, Mel Clarke and John Stubbs.
A new archery category is being added for Rio 2016, and in response Archery GB has added two new W1 archers Chloe Ball and Vicky Jenkins to its Paralympic squad. Both have come through the successful W1 talent initiative supported by the Worshipful Company of Fletchers. Chloe is 17 years old and lives in Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire and Vicky is 36 years old and lives in Malvern, Worcester.
Frank Maguire has joined the Paralympic squad following his team gold at the World Para Championships earlier this year. Frank is 56 years old and lives in Cumnock, Scotland.
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