A student is on target to represent his country at European Championships later this year.
Alex, a Level 3 sports science student, said: “My ultimate goal in archery is to win an Olympic Gold and this is what drives me forward and gives me the motivation I need.
“When I train, I do a lot of different drills, but the one I find helps me the most is reversals.
“I add more weight when I shoot to get used to a heavier bow and arrow, which allows me to get used to a lighter weight, making it easier for me to shoot.”
The interest of archery derived from a family holiday, where Alex tried it out and enjoyed it, so after going home and doing his research, decided to get involved and play on a competitive level.
Chris Wall, deputy head of the North East Sports Academy, said: “Alex is an extremely talented Archery player and trains extremely hard, but he doesn’t let it affect his studies.
“As a College and a Sports Academy we will do everything we can to support Alex, with any opportunities that are presented to him in able for him to move onto the next level of competition.”
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