National archery event in Exmouth.

PUBLISHED: 09:18 26 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:43 10 June 2010

ARCHERY is alive and well and very much on the sporting agenda here in East Devon. Exmouth Junior Archers have enjoyed considerable success in recent years which has resulted in three of the juniors being selected for the Great Britain development squad w

ARCHERY is alive and well and very much on the sporting agenda here in East Devon.

Exmouth Junior Archers have enjoyed considerable success in recent years which has resulted in three of the juniors being selected for the Great Britain development squad working toward representing Great Britain in future Olympic games.

The trio of young archers are Anthony Wood aged 16, fellow 16-year-old Catherine Harwood and James Montgomery who is just 15.

Anthony and Catherine have both won national titles and represented GB at the indoor world championships (Turkey 2008) and the Australian Youth Olympics in 2009, both winning a team medal in Australia.

James Montgomery is the newest addition to the GB squad, only joining six months ago, after being talent spotted at the national championships.

This was a remarkable achievement for James, as he had only recovered from a broken arm weeks before the national championships, where he won the under 14 national title.

Exmouth Archers have the benefit of their own grounds, which allows members to be able to shoot all day, every day, during the outdoor season.

The club are currently planning to develop their own indoor centre at the same venue, which will allow the members to practice all year round with the project hopefully getting under way later this year.

Last weekend the fourth leg of the National Series of singles competition was staged at the Exmouth Archery club and archers attended the event from all over the country.

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