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Oliver Buckingham



How did you first get involved in your sport?

I first picked up a toy bow in the back garden. After completing a beginners course at A4S in February 2015 I got my first proper bow and joined the SCAS academy at A4S in April.

What are your long term targets?

To progress through the tiers of the GB Programme.
Reach the scores necessary for selection by Archery GB to major competitions.
To represent Britain on an international level and win on the world stage.

What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?

The competition is really enjoyable, but striving to be better all the time, trying to push your own boundaries and prove yourself whenever you shoot is what I really enjoy about it. What’s so great is that you can’t perfect archery, you can only attempt to be as good as possible.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and going to the cinema but archery definitely trumps all of these!!

Key achievements

Taking part in the Aim4Sport Archery Training Center.
Being selected for the Archery GB Talent Development Programme in August 2015.
Winning the 2015 Aim4Sport Portsmouth Competition (Junior Category)!!!