Peterhead junior archer Caitlyn takes British title in impressive style

Caitlyn Aiken
Caitlyn Aiken

A young Peterhead archer has battled her way to top spot in the sport.

Eleven years-old Caitlyn Aiken travelled to Telford recently to compete in the British Junior Outdoor Archery championships shooting against some of England and Wales finest junior archers.

Caitlyn who belongs to the local club ‘Buchan Archers’ shot extremely well during the two day event, taking first place trophies on both days in the U12 female recurve category and claiming no less than two British and six Scottish records.

Caitlyn also represented Scotland in the U18 team event on Saturday with Scotland taking second place.

The young female archer shot 144 arrows each day at varying distances from 30 to 10 metres in some difficult conditions which saw high winds, hot temperatures and heavy showers with thunder thrown in for good measure.

Caitlyn is part of the Scottish Archery Junior Training Academy which is a ‘Pathway to Performance’ for young archers who have aspirations to shoot at national and international level and possibly Olympic stardom.

Caitlin recently competed at Banchory and will head off to Rotherham on August 1, where she has been invited to compete in a head-to-head competition with fellow archers who attained their Junior Master Bowmen award last year.

If anyone feels they can assist Caitlyn in her quest for Olympic gold in the way of sponsorship please contact John Aiken on 01779 478703.