Ruby Paul


How did you first get involved in your sport?
I first got involved in archery when I was 11. At first I was just watching my two older brothers shoot and I got incredibly bored watching them so I decided to complete a beginners course at Archers of Raunds

What are your long-term goals?
My long-term goal is to shoot for Great Britain and England. This means a lot of hard work but I am determined to progress to that level!

What do you enjoy most about being an active sportsperson?
Being an active sportsman helps me to get away from the stress of school and to keep me healthy. I love having the chance to meet people my age who enjoy archery as well. I also enjoy the different challenges and the feeling of satisfaction when you overcome those challenges.

What do you do in your free time?
Apart from archery and school, I really enjoy my music! I play the viola and violin at Grade 6 and I teach myself the ukulele, piano and drums! I also love 100m/200m sprint, netball, basketball, rounders and high jump.

Key achievements:
Coming 2nd in the Junior Indoor Nationals 2015.
Becoming Northamptonshire indoor and outdoor county champion
Going to the National Talent Development Programme
Going to the ATC at Aim4Sport
Scoring 572 in a Portsmouth round
Overcoming my shoulder injury