Vicky Flanagan -
Although you may see me on target lists and rankings as Victoria Flanagan, please call me Vicky. I have not been Victoria since I was 10 and in my mother’s bad books!
I took up archery later in life (mid 30’s) after watching the 2012 Olympic games and realising that, even at my age, there was a sport out there that didn’t necessarily require me to be in my 20’s to achieve some success. Half-way through my beginner’s course I was hooked.
I started out shooting recurve, as many archers do, and was ok at it, making it to 2nd in Wales. I took up Compound 3 years ago after losing my enthusiasm for indoor recurve archery.
I immediately realised I had found the bow style for me. I loved it from the minute I picked up my first second-hand bow from Wales Archery and worked out how to shoot it. Since then, I have worked hard on my technique and mental game to get the best out of myself.
Shooting is my hobby, I use all the spare time I have to practice and improve and the enjoyment it brings me is unmeasurable. Competing makes me happy and I am not afraid to admit my competitive streak. Everyone needs that thing in their life that is just for them, and Archery is mine.
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