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Lesley Sleight selected to compete for GB & NI at Archery World Championships

Mon, 13 Jul 2015

Lesley Sleight from Ronague will make her World Championships debut for Great Britain. She has been selected as part of a nine strong British team to compete at the 3D Archery World Championships in Italy. The tournament 31st August – 6thSeptember will be held in Terni at Mamore Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

PE teacher Lesley from Queen Elizabeth II High School will be competing in the Ladies longbow class and will be joined by Emily Williams a student at University of South Wales.

To be considered for selection Lesley had to gain 3 FITA 24 unmarked requisite qualifying scores. Last September, Lesley finished 12th in the European 3D Championships in Estonia competing against the top archers in Europe.

Lesley said ‘I’m excited and proud to represent my country. This will be my first world championships and I am looking forward to competing against the top women longbow archers in the world. I am hoping to get through to the elimination rounds and make the last 16. I have had a great season so far; winning the British Championships and breaking two UK records. I would like to thank my coach and husband Rodger Sleight who over the past 13 years has not only trained me but has made 100’s of wooden arrows for me to compete with. He is the club coach at Bowderyn Vannin Field Archery Club and regularly volunteers his time teaching archery at QEII High School.”

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