Imogen Newby

How did you first get involved in your sport?

I got into archery when my grandma and grandpa took me and my family to a classic car show in Brightlingsea. After being persuaded by my Dad to have a go at a Phoenix archery club stand and in his word’s I came off with the biggest smile on my face he had ever seen and my archery career started.

What are your long-term targets?Imogen Newby

My main long term target is to represent my country and win a gold medal in the 2024 Olympics. To do this means the world to me. I would also love to represent my country in other big competitions.

What do you do in your free time?

Because of all the training I do I don’t get much free time. But when I do get some free time I love to read, colour, a little bit of photography, watch films and be with my family.

My achievements

2016

Junior National Indoor U14 Ladies Recurve Champion (546 24 golds)
Berkshire U14 Visiting Portsmouth Champion (560)
Junior Ladies U14 Essex County FITA 18m Record 530 (was 448)
Archery GB Youth Festival Ladies Individual Cub Champion
Archery GB Youth Festival Mixed Cub Team Champion
Essex Ladies U14 Imperial Recurve Champion
Essex Ladies U14 Metric Recurve Champion
SCAS Ladies U14  Metric Recurve Champion
SCAS Ladies U14 Imperial Recurve Champion
Junior Ladies U12 Bristol V Recurve County Record

2015
Essex Ladies U12 Indoor Recurve Champion
Junior Ladies U14 Double Metric IV National Record
Junior National Indoor Ladies U12 Recurve Champion
UK Masters Ladies U12 Recurve Champion
UK Masters Overall U18 Ladies Recurve Silver Medalist
Essex Ladies U12 Imperial Recurve Champion
Essex Ladies U12 Metric Recurve Champion
Junior Ladies U12 20m distance (122cm face) National Record
Junior National Outdoor Ladies U12 Recurve Metric Silver Medalist
Junior National Outdoor Ladies U12 Recurve Imperial Silver Medalist
SCAS Ladies U12  Metric Recurve Champion
SCAS Ladies U12 Imperial Recurve Champion
Junior Ladies U12 Essex County Bristol IV Recurve County Record
Junior Ladies U12 Essex County Short Junior Windsor County Record
Junior Ladies U12 Essex County Short Junior Western County Record
Junior Ladies U12 Metric V County Record
Junior Ladies U12 Double Metric V County Record
Junior Ladies U12 Long Metric V County Record
Junior Ladies U12 20m 122cm County Record
Junior Ladies U12 15m 122cm County Record
Junior Ladies U12 10m 80cm County Record
Junior Ladies U12 15m 80cm County Record

2014
Essex Ladies U12 Indoor Recurve Champion
Essex Ladies U12 Imperial Recurve Champion
Essex Ladies U12 Metric Recurve Champion
SCAS Ladies U12  Metric Recurve Champion
SCAS Ladies U12 Imperial Recurve Champion

How long have you been shooting?

I have been shooting since October 2012 but started in August just after the London Olympic Games.

How often do you shoot?

I train for approx. 20 hours a week I shoot at least 4 times a week on blank boss and target faces. I also do pre-hab, strength and core and physio work out 3 times a week.