Brent Knoll archery enthusiast wins national title
Brent Knoll youngster whose ambition is to compete at the Olympics
in archery has won a top national tournament.
Joyce, 11, a pupil at Highbridge's King Alfred School, won the Under
12 recurve archery title at the weekend.
has been taking part in the sport for three years, having taken
it up with his father Adam.
year has seen him become the Somerset indoor and outdoor champion,
the South West regional indoor and outdoor champion, as well as
medalling on both days of this year's Junior National Outdoor Championships
back in July," proud Adam told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
on his outdoor scores this season he is the number 1 ranked under-12
recurve archer in Great Britain."
Saturday he won the U12 recurve title at the Junior National Indoor
Championships, which were held near Warwick, with a score of 532
out of a possible 600, beating the boy in second place by ten points.
added: "At the championships, Darragh was shooting at a target
60cm wide at a distance of 20 yards and had to shoot 60 arrows.
He shoots a recurve bow which is the Olympic bow style and his ultimate
goal is to go to the Olympics."
September, Darragh represented the victorious Somerset County Junior
Archery Team at the south west intercounties competition. He is
also a member of the Burnham Company of Archers who are based at
the town's BASC ground.
Anyone interested in trying archery can contact the club via www.burnhamcompanyofarchers.co.uk
and organise to come down and have a go under expert guidance in
a friendly environment.