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Sharp-shooter Alfie is British champion

Updated: 5:18 pm, May 06, 2015

EVESHAM Archery Club ace Alfie Wilkes was right on the mark as he was crowned under 14 British archery champion earlier this month.

The 13-year-old, who also shoots for Deer Park Archers and March Hare Field Archery Club, was victorious when he competed at Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire in the Junior National Outdoor Archery Championships.

Wilkes became the under 14 British champion with a winning score of 1,280 on a Bristol 3 Round which consists of six dozen arrows at 50 yards, four dozen arrows at 40 yards and two dozen arrows at 30 yards.

He hit 136 golds out of a maximum of 144 to beat his closest competitor by 22 points (11 golds).

By being a member of the Compound county team, Wilkes also won the National County Trophy together with Connie Healy and Holly Clifford with a combined score of 3,810, thus becoming Compound team champions.

Wilkes has been competing in archery for the past four years and is also the current under 14 British national indoor archery champion.

The Blackminster Middle School pupil has now been approached by the Archery GB Academy and is currently competing in classification rounds above his age group to obtain selection shoot qualification scores in order to represent his country at international level.