Lexie Carrie

What got you into shooting

Having taken part in an archery taster session on holiday in Egypt I was hooked. I kept asking my parents for a bow to shoot with in the garden. I was given an Archery GB beginners course for Christmas at a local club instead. I completed the beginners course in January and joined my club (Bowmen Of Burleigh) in April 2018. I took part in several competitions over the 2018 summer and picked up individual and team medals at them.

What are you goals and ambitions?

  • Obtaining my Junior Master Bowman rating in 2020.
  • To continue to grow with my coaching and after NTDP / ATC.
  • Putting my coaching into practice and continually improving my technique and building my strength.
  • I hope to be invited for profiling at Lilleshall again and be selected for the Archery GB Academy.
  • Shoot at Orangery level in a final at YouthFest.
  • Continue to enjoy the sport

What was your best archery achievement?

  • Shooting a 6 gold end at my first major outdoor competition in April 2019.
  • Achieving Bowman rating in my first full year.
  • Shooting 50m for the first time on a Thursday then travelling to Lilleshall on Friday for YouthFest where I had to shoot 50m all week. I had to invert my sight to reach 50m but did it and managed to help my team win bronze at the mixed team cub match.
  • Being invited to Profiling with Archery GB at Lilleshall for my first full year of shooting.
  • Shooting my first 500 Portsmouth winter 2019/2020.
  • Being sponsored with Aim4Sport within 18 months of starting Archery.
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Do you do anything outside of Archery?

I play netball for my local club and school team.

Dancing, I have been doing Ballet since I was 4 and have been doing Modern and Tap since I was 6.

What’s the best part of archery for you ?

I’ve made some great friends through archery, I love competing and pushing myself to improve.  I really enjoy travelling up to Aim4Sport for my coaching, NTDP and ATC.

What are you current achievement’s.

  • Berkshire Indoor U12 female champion 2018
  • Berkshire Outdoor U12 female champion 2019
  • Berkshire Outdoor recurve team 2nd place 2019
  • Surrey Visitor Recurve runner up 2019
  • YouthFest 2019 Cubs mixed team 3rd place

What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?

Being focused and driven I like to see the positive results of the effort myself and my coach have put in.

Being a sportsperson helps me build my resilience and enables me to learn from all the events I do.

It helps me keep my body and mind in a good condition.

What is your current training program (Arrows a day, gym sessions etc etc.)

Over the summer I tend to shoot Monday/Tuesday and Thursday plus completions at weekends. I averaged around 400-500 arrows a week with the highest being just over 1000.

In the winter the club shooting is on a Sunday, however I shoot in to a boss in the garage 3-4 times a week aiming for 400-500 a week

I have PE at school 3 hrs a week, dancing 1hr a week, netball at least 1-2hrs a week plus my strength and conditioning which I do at my local gym