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Year 12 student crowned National Junior Archery Champion

Published on 16/01/24

Stephen Perse Cambridge Sixth Form student Sophie R. has been named the national junior champion at the Archery GB National Indoor Championships after beating tough competition at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

The budding 16 year old archer was top-seeded and flew through the knock out matches in the junior women’s event to receive the national accolade, winning not just her own U18 age group, but also the overall junior title which included all U21 archers. The previous day, Sophie also competed against current Team GB Senior Squad members in the National Adult Championships, where she finished in an impressive joint 9th place.

Reflecting on her achievement, Sophie said: "When I won I felt on top of the world and quite overwhelmed. It was such a long weekend and I went into it without any expectations of winning so I felt like all my hard work and effort over the last few months had really paid off and I’m so thankful for all the support my friends, family, coaches and the school has given me.”