A member of the NAC; Susan Corless will be travelling to Slovenia in a day or two to to represent Great Britain.Just how many local clubs can boast something like that!!
Not all members will know Susan Corless especially as we have had so many “new starts”over the recent months. Nevertheless Susan started her archery career with the NAC around 3 years ago when she attended a beginners course at our Sywell venue.
Susan showed promise very soon after she held a recurve bow and before too long was soon hitting high numbers at club sessions and breaking club records and taking gold medals within our NAC competitions and doing the same when attending other clubs in the area.
Before long records were being broken regularly and her enthusiasm and training routine was such that would put many to shame. All of this was being achieved even though Susan had in her early years suffered a serious injury to her back for which she has suffered pain constantly ever since. It was because of the injury that Susan found it difficult to pull higher poundage bows to compete at greater distances in outdoor events.
Eventually Susan put down her recurve bow and only recently picked up a Compound Bow, yes she had gone to the dark side!!…………….Being a perfectionist she was coached very quickly to a point where she once again was breaking club records and eventually county records.
Recently,only a few weeks ago, it has been confirmed that she has been chosen to represent Great Britain when they shoot in the European Indoor Archery Championships in Slovenia. The event begins on 24th February with the finals on 28th February. The event website is here http://www.eaickoper2015.si/. (link may not work so you will need to copy and paste into your browser)
There are 6 archers from GB in the team and this will be her first international event of her short archery career to date.
Susan is very competitive and is very serious about her archery. She trains regularly along with some of our other good archers and she deserved this opportunity as she has worked hard for it. I hope you can join me in wishing Susan all the luck in the world and hope she comes back with a good story to tell us all. Susan, all the best. IanP NAC Secretary.