Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Last week, the World Archery Excellence Centre hosted the second stage of World Archery’s Hyundai Archery World Cup, where world number one Brady Ellison won recurve men’s gold, adding an impressive 11th circuit stage victory to his burgeoning medal cabinet.
The day before he stepped onto the field for the finals, members of our Youth Performance Group had the amazing opportunity to meet and shoot with Brady! Our coaching staff organised a series of games and challenges for more than 40 young archers, with 10 winning a ticket to talk to the reigning World Archery Champion in person.
“It was so cool. We learned tons of stuff. Brady signed our bows and quivers, he coached us and even told us that we shoot well,” said Alexandra Rossier.
“He told us that if our bow arm was stable, we could fix any issues in our back. So I will remember to use that in future!”
Brady demonstrated, coached and shot with the group himself, passing on the kind of advice that has made him one of the best in the world.
“The children left with stars in their eyes, more motivated than ever,” said Youth Performance Group head coach Nathalie Chabin.
“He even said that he was impressed with the level of our young archers, which was a great compliment for the whole team. We are so grateful he took the time out from the competition to inspire our group.”
What a fantastic opportunity!