Siblings Set New National Archery Records
Senior School pupils Nathan and Georgina Hunt smash previous UK archery records at National Tournament.
Congratulations to Senior School siblings Georgina and Nathan Hunt, who both set new national archery records at Kestrels Archery Club’s 15th Double National Tournament in Biggleswade recently.
In the Long National Round, shooting six dozen arrows at 80 yards and 60 yards with a barebow (a bow without sights), Nathan, 13, smashed the previous UK record of 16 set two years ago, with a score of 63. Keeping it in the family, Georgina, 17, competing in the Short National Lady longbow with six dozen arrows at 50 and 40 yards, won gold for setting a new UK record of 273 - breaking the previous best by 49 points.
Remarkably, the pair only took up archery three years ago following a family pact to get fit and try a new sport. They were inspired to pick up a bow and arrow after enjoying success target shooting on a Nintendo Wii archery game
Sixth Former Georgina is currently studying for A Levels in History, Politics and English Literature, and hopes to go on to study for a degree in Politics. While keeping a close eye on academic course content, she says: “I’ve also set my sights on those universities with a nearby archery ground!”
Following on from their national success, she and Nathan are looking forward to a slightly more relaxed competition over half term: “We are both looking forward to doing a 'wand' shoot this weekend: this involves shooting a foam pole into the ground at 100 yards!”