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?

  • To continue to grow with my coaching.
  • Putting my coaching into practice and continually improving my technique and building my strength.
  • Shoot at Orangery level in a final at YouthFest.
  • Representing my country at a national or international events.
  • 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.
  • Achieving Junior Master Bowmen in 2021 having not been able to compete in 2020 
  • 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 in 2019.
  • Being invited to join the Archery GB National Age Group Academy in 2020/21 season and reinvited for 2021/22 season
  • Shooting my first 500 Portsmouth winter 2019/2020.
  • Being sponsored with Aim4Sport within 18 months of starting Archery.

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, I now focus on modern and love dancing in our dance school shows

What’s the best part of archery for you ?

I’ve made some great friends through archery, Even though you are competing with each other the everyone is so supportive and friendly. I love competing and pushing myself to improve.

The best bit though is having the guidance and support of my family, friends, club, county, coaches, sponsors and Archery GB to help me realise my potential and to help me in being the best the version of me I can.

What are you current achievement’s.

  • Junior Master Bowmen
  • Archery GB National Age Group Academy
  • Berkshire Indoor U12 female champion 2018
  • Berkshire Outdoor U12 female champion 2019
  • Berkshire Outdoor recurve team 2nd place 2019
  • Surrey Recurve runner up 2019 (Visitor)
  • YouthFest 2019 Cubs mixed team 3rd place
  • Essex County Championship U14 overall winner (visitor) 2021
  • Nottinghamshire County Championship U14 winner (visitor) 2021
  • Berkshire Country Championship U14 winner 2021
  • Junior National Outdoor Championships U14 4th place 2021
  • Youthfest 2021, I shot well in the head to heads for pairs, mixed teams and female teams ending with a 3rd / 4th place shoot off in each of them, although finishing 4th in each I was very happy as it was my first competition shooting 60m so I consider that a achievement, it exceeded my goals for the week 😉

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 spring/summer/autumn 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