Preston university students strike gold in national archery competition

Posted on - 25th February, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Sport, UCLan
Amy and Daniel with their gold medals
Amy and Daniel with their gold medals

Two UCLan students have scooped gold in a national indoor archery competition.


Amy Cole, a Forensic Anthropology student and Daniel Kilgallon, a Forensic Psychology student, won gold medals in the University Pairs section of the National British Barebow Indoor Championships.

Barebow archery is a stripped-down form of modern archery. The UCLan pair competed against archers from across the North of England, and the scores were then measured against those at other venues before Amy and Daniel were announced as national champions.

The pair’s success in the Championships came after Amy had to overcome a back injury to take part in the competition.

Amy said: “We both put a lot of effort into training and it’s always rewarding when the hard work pays off. We are very grateful to our coach and support staff without whom we would not be at the level that we are.”

Daniel said: “Competitions are always hard, especially those outside of university tournaments, but our team puts a lot of training hours in each week whatever the conditions. Happily we came away with a good win this time and hopefully there will be more medals to come.”

What do you think of Amy and Daniel’s success? Let us know in the comments.

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