The result was 21 archers being invited to a selection day at Lilleshall overseen by Michael Peart, five Archery GB Academy coaches, EIS Performance Pathway Scientist Joe Taylor and Performance Pathway Manager, Ceri Ann Davies.
Each archer underwent a technical assessment, interviews to get to know them, understand their needs and gauge their thoughts on making it to the Paralympic Podium. Ceri and Michael outlined what the journey to the top would involve and what it takes to be a world-class archer and there was a presentation by Chris Brown of the Worshipful Company of Fletchers who gave an overview of how it supports archers with disabilities.
Of the 21 archers, 10 have been invited back for further assessment, which could lead to a chance to swell the ranks of female recurvers in the Paralympics programme.
Ceri said: "By working closely with the EIS Performance Pathway team, we have been able to cast our talent net even wider in our search for Paralympic medal prospects.
"It was absolutely incredible to meet people so passionate about our sport all demonstrating such ambition and tenacity.
"We are confident that some of these archers will become Paralympic athletes of the future and the goal is to fast track a recurve female for Rio."
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