Ella Clampin

What got you into shooting?

I started archery when I was 9, and at the time we did it as a family activity with some friends. After a few years, I decided I wanted to take my archery further and start competing. Which leads to me now shooting whenever I can and attending competitions all over the country. 

What are your goals and ambitions?

When I started shooting my initial goal was to represent my county, Essex. However now I have achieved this, my aim is to get onto the ArcheryGB Pathway and to represent GB at an international competition. 

What was your best archery achievement?

My best achievements so far in my archery career have been achieving 3rd place at my first Indoor National Champions in 2018. Then a top 10 finish both days at my first, and to date only, Outdoor National Championship in 2019. 

What are your current achievements?

  • 1st Essex U18 2019 and 2020(indoor)
  • 1st SCAS U18 2019 (outdoor)
  • 10 Essex County Records 
  • 1st Essex U14 2018 (outdoor)
  • 3rd National U14 2018 (indoor)

What do you enjoy most about being a sports person?

What I enjoy about being a sportsperson is trying to improve from the last time I shot, and always striving to be that bit better. Also, I love competing and getting to meet new people from around the country. 

What is your current training program? 

I always aim to do a minimum of 150 arrows per session, often 4-6 times a week. I also do strength training 2 times a week. 

Do you do anything outside of archery?

I help at a local dance school for an hour each week, this also contributes to my Silver Duke of Edinburgh award, which I am currently completing. Also, I enjoy doing photography with my sister for my GCSE course.