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Teenage archer to hit the target
15-YEAR-OLD Walsall girl Alia Fallouh is one of the team of 24 young archers that will represent Great Britain at the European Youth Archery Championships this month.
The championship is held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, August 15-20, with more than 300 archers from 36 countries taking part. There are multiple medals to be won in both individual and team events, with practice and qualification rounds, as well as team and individual matches and finals taking place, all expected to attract hundreds of archers and spectators.
Alia Fallouh has been shooting for five years and is the Junior National Championships recurve bow women under 16 champion for 2022 and 2021. She also took third place in the Archery GB Junior National Indoor Championships 2021 in the recurve junior women compeition and second place in the 2021 Junior Masters recurve cadet women.
Great Britain’s archers are continuing a tremendous year of success, with gold, silver and bronze medals being won at events worldwide including the European Championships in Germany, the World Games in the USA, Para Archery European Cup in the Czech Republic, the Archery World Cup in Colombia, and the European Youth Cup in Romania.
Team manager Jon Nott said, “I am very proud of this team we are fielding for the European Youth Championships. This group of athletes have worked incredibly hard since the UK came out of lockdown to get back to being at the level required to be competitive at an event like this.
“It’s a great honour to be able to compete for Great Britain on home soil at this event, and we have a team that will be competing for medals in all disciplines.”
The European Youth Archery Championships is held every two years. The planned 2020 event at Lilleshall was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Tickets are available to book via Eventbrite.