Source: PHILLIPS SELECTED FOR PARA-ARCHERY EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Welsh Para-Archer Dave Phillips, from Cwmbran, has been selected to represent GB at the up-coming European Para-Archery Championships in France following a successful selection shoot last weekend.
Twenty-six archers went head-to-head in a very competitive selection shoot for the European Para-Archery Championships and Rio 16 Continental Qualification Tournament. Archery GB has now announced the team.
David Phillips commented: ‘I am grateful to Disability Sport Wales and their Academy sponsors, General Dynamics UK, for supporting in me over the last few months. Additionally I’d like to thank my coaching team around me to make this a reality. The hard work has paid off, and shows a disability does not stop you having the ability to be a Champion.’
Pippa Britton, Chair of Disability Sport Wales & former Paralympic Archer commented: ‘It’s great news to hear that Dave has been selected for this event. Following his removal from the World Class programme we engaged Dave on our Academy programme to reinvigorate his training and passion for the sport. With the support of Sport Wales practitioners at the Welsh Institute of Sport we put together a focused training and competition programme, with the ultimate goal of securing his place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. This event in France is the first stepping stone to reach that goal, and we’ll continue to work with Dave and ArcheryGB on his progress to Paralympic selection.’
The archers representing Great Britain in Challans, France, next month will be:
W1: Jess Stretton, Jo Frith, Vicky Jenkins, John Walker, John Cavanagh
Compound Open: John Stubbs, Mikey Hall, Nathan MacQueen, Jodie Grinham, Phoebe Pine
Recurve Open: Dave Phillips, Paul Browne, Tania Nadarajah, Amanda George, Hazel Chaisty
Visually Impaired B2/B3: Carmel Bassett, Carol Davies, Steve Prowse