Caitlyn has eye on target

Peterhead girl Caitlyn Aiken has her eye on the target.
Peterhead girl Caitlyn Aiken has her eye on the target.

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Ten year old Peterhead girl Caitlyn Aiken had a great result at the British Junior Outdoor Archery Championships recently which were held in Telford.

Caitlyn, who was shooting for the U18 Scottish team, won silver medals on both days of the competition in the recurve bow U12 female individual category, with Scotland finishing a close second to England in the team event.

During the competition Caitlyn had to shoot 144 arrows each day at distances varying from 30 metres to 10 metres.

As a result of her high scores she broke no less than three Scottish records.

Caitlyn joined the local archery club ‘Doric Bowmen’ at the age of six and was invited to join the Scottish Junior Archery Academy at eight years old.

The academy provides a great opportunity for young Scottish archers to train to a high standard hopefully going on to compete at international and Olympic level.

Being with the academy Caitlyn has to complete a training log, carry out certain exercises and attend various coaching sessions around Scotland.

If anyone can help Caitlyn with her quest for Olympic gold in the way of sponsorship or have a level strip of land where she can practise safely, please contact 01779 478703.