Nathan McQueen - Dubai Para Team Warm Weather Training
Dubai has always been a good place for me to go and shoot but I never imagined I'd have such a successful trip as this year. Things started off reasonably well in the ranking round - shot a few too many silly arrows but was pretty happy considering it was the 1st out of the year but that head to head is where it really came together. I set myself the task of not shooting under 142 in the head to heads and I managed to shoot 144, 144, 146.
Then it was the finals against Alberto I knew how to beat him but just went and did my thing didn't concentrate on what he was shooting and I pulled it off beating the world's number one happy didn't cover how I was feeling still can't believe it to this day to be fair. I'd also like to thank the Scottish Archery Association and Disability Sport Scotland and anyone else who donated on my 'go fund me' to help me get there as it wasn't a funded trip.
Its a Showdown
The Eastern Area Junior and Novice Showdown is designed to encourage new archers to attend competitions. There are three rounds, each of only 30 arrows carried out in a relaxed format. Round 2 took place in February and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day with lots of improved scores from Round 1, and lots of learning about what to do and not to do at a competition. Congratulations to all those that took part and thanks to Josie Herd and Balbardie Archers for their help and use of equipment.