Jacob Vick

Profile

How did you first get involved in your sport?

Through a friend, I completed a beginners course and loved it I shot a couple of tournaments and caught the bug. I have never looked back What are your alms for the remainder of the year?

Now the outdoor target season has finished, I am going to shoot more field over the winter, and my aim is to get selected to shoot for GB in Field as well as target. Keep training hard to improve my technique Continue to work on my fitness particularly my strength and conditioning, and my core strength.

What are your long term targets?

To gain a place on the ArcheryGB Podium Programme.
To shoot for Great Britain at the Olympics and to medal  (gold)

What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?

The challenge, the discipline and being outdoors. The dnve to improve myself constantly I also like the camaraderie, and everyone helps each other What do you do in your free time?

Volunteer at the Dogs Trust as a dog walker. Completing my gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award at school, I have already completed silver and bronze. Outdoor activities for example skiing, sailing and mountain outdoor skills.

How has your SportsAid Award from Arup helped you this year?

The Award has been very helpful and crucial to my progress this year, I have used the Award to help pay for a second bow that was needed for when I shot internationally

Key achievements

■ Volunteered as a Young Games Maker at London

2012 Olympics

■ Archery GB Performance Squad

■ 2012 British Target Championships - 19th • 2012 European Junior Outdoor Championships (for

GB) - 30th, Team - 6th

■ 2012 Europa Cup for Juniors - 17th, Team - 4th • 2011 Junior National Outdoor champion U16 • Archery GB Recurve Archer of Year 2011 Runner Up • July 2011 achieved selection scores for the European Target Championships 2012 • July 2011 and Dec 2011 selected to shoot for England in the Outdoor and Indoor Home Nations • Sept 2011 Senior Master Bowman Classification

■    2010 IFAA World Field Championships U17

Freestyle Recurve - Silver

• 2009 IFAA European Field Championships U17 Freestyle Recurve - Gold Aims • GB selection shoot for the Europa Cup and European Target Championships • Archery GB National Series and Junior Outdoor National Championships Junior World Target Championships