After nearly 15 months of Hard training by many junior archers, the Southern performance academy in Gloucester opened its doors on the 20th of September for a weekend of intense training for the chosen archers.
With 6 junior archers from Essex being offered places in the academy. These are Alex Body, Grace Butterfield, Lauren Bann, Josie Skinner, George Johnson and Jonathan Tate.
They will now under take 10 of these weekends between now and next August, with meetings with their selected coach in between camps.
Luckily all of these archers have been given to Tony Ferguson who will be holding the in between sessions at Perris Archery.
Also Rebecca Griffin is at the academy working on the para programme.
Here is a link to the BBC report of the opening of the academy. http://tinyurl.com/p77uytl
Well done to these archers