The European Championships is the last major indoor event of the season. The event, in France, represents a great opportunity for athletes to compete in a high level, intensive competition which provides challenge but also offers great development opportunities for our cadet and junior archers.
The championships will run from 5-13 March and hopes are high for some great results in Vittel. Naomi Folkard and Tom Hall have had strong indoor seasons and Bryony Pitman is looking to add to her senior medals from the World Cup event in Marrakesh. It's an exciting time for our junior team, particularly the cadet archers, who have already had some excellent results including becoming national senior champions and taking medals at the recent tournament in Nimes.
Senior Olympic Coach Richard Priestman said: "It's really pleasing to see the cadets and juniors coming through and being at such a high level, they are a credit to themselves. The Europeans offers more possibilities to gain experience and continue to make their mark on the international circuit".
Archery GB-funded Compound Coach Jon Nott said: "By taking a highly experienced and competitive team I believe we are definitely in the hunt for medals"
The full team is:
Senior recurve: Naomi Folkard, Tom Hall
Junior recurve: Alex Wise, Thomas Nairn, Louie Perkins, Alyssia Tromans-Ansell, Bryony Pitman, Lizzie Warner
Senior compound: Hope Greenwood, Lizzie Foster, Daisy Clark
Junior compound: James Howse, Luke Ralls, Jacob Caine, Bayley Sargent, Izzy Carpenter, Layla Annison
They will be supported by Team Manager Naomi Gibson and coaches Jon Nott and Richard Priestman.
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