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Nicky found she had a talent for archery by chance. At the age of 11 her brother had tried the sport within Scouts and found a local archery club, and she followed. She saw quick success and represented England by the age of 12 with a recurve bow. Nicky achieved her Cadet Great Britain qualifying scores in 1999 and represented Great Britain in 2000 and 2001 at European Grand Prix’s.

Determined to become a physiotherapist, Nicky studied hard resulting in less training time. This seemed like the perfect time to switch to the compound bow and I was taught from the very first shot by Michael Peart.

Whilst at university, Nicky represented Great Britain at the World University Games in 2005 and the World Archery Championships in 2006. After completing her physiotherapy degree, Nicky finally had the chance to train more seriously, and after a year she represented Great Britain with a compound bow. She won her first individual international medal at the European Indoor Championships in 2008. 

In 2009 Nicky became the first Britain to win a World Cup stage and ended the World Cup Series ranked 1st. 2010 has been a fantastic year, in which she made 3 of the 4 World Cup stage gold medal finals, taking home two Silver and one Gold medal and is now ranked number one in the world. She finished the season winning Individual and Team gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi - England's first archery gold medal at the Commonwealth Games for 28 years.

Sadly, compound archery is not an Olympic sport but recurve is, so Nicky has switched back to the recurve bow she loved as a junior to pursue her Olympic dream. She has been accepted onto the Archery GB program and is now training for London 2012.

Compound Statistics

European Record

  • FITA 720 701

National Records

  • FITA 720 701
  • Ladies FITA 1410
  • 70m 36 arrows 349
  • 60m 36 arrows 356
  • Long Metric 705
  • 30m 36 arrows 359
  • 70m 12 arrow pass 117
  • 18m 12 arrow pass 120

Multiple County Records see here and click on Records.

Nicky's Archery Achievements

2010 Commonwealth Games Individual Gold
  Commonwealth Games Team Gold
  World Ranked – 1st
  UK Ranked 1st
  World Cup Finals Mixed Team – 1st
  World Cup Finals Ranked – 1st
  World Cup, Stage 1, Croatia – 2nd
  World Cup, Stage 2, Turkey – 2nd
  World Cup, Stage 3, China – 1st
  GB Series, Stage 3 – 1st
  GB Series, stage 4 – 1st

2009 World Cup, Stage 2, Croatia – 1st
  Gold Cup, Newark, USA – 1st
  World Cup, Stage 3 Turkey – 5th, Mixed Team Bronze
  World Cup, Stage 4 China – 5th
  World Cup Finals Ranked – 1st
  World Indoor Champs – 9th, Team Silver
  Outdoor National Champion
  Indoor National Champion
  GB Series, Stage 2 – 1st
  GB Series, Stage 3 – 1st
  GB Series, Stage 4 – 1st
  UK Ranked 1st

2008 Nimes, France – Qualified 2nd, finished 5th
  British Indoor Nationals – 2nd
  European Indoor Bronze Medallist Individual and Team
  World Cup, Stage 2, Croatia - 5th, Team Gold
  World Cup, Stage 3, Turkey - 7th, Team Silver
  UK Masters Champion
  Highest World Rank 11th
  UK Ranked 2nd
  English National Champion

2007 World Cup, Stage 4, Dover - 4th, Team Bronze
  UK Masters Champion
  Highest World Rank 14th
  UK Ranked 1st