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Stephen Perse Cambridge sixth form student Sophie Roberts triumphs at Archery GB National Indoor Championships





Stephen Perse Cambridge sixth form student Sophie Roberts has been named the national junior champion at the Archery GB National Indoor Championships earlier this month.

The 16-year-old was top-seeded and flew through the knock-out matches in the junior women’s event at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire to receive the leading national accolade, winning not just her own Under-18 age group, but also the overall junior title, which featured a number Under-21 archers.

The previous day, Roberts also competed against a selection of current Team GB senior squad members in the National Adult Championships at the same venue, where she finished in a joint ninth position.

Sophie Roberts, centre, got the better off her rivals at Stoneleigh Park. Picture: Jonathan Yau/Archery GB
Sophie Roberts, centre, got the better off her rivals at Stoneleigh Park. Picture: Jonathan Yau/Archery GB

Reflecting on the scale of her achievement over the course of the two days, Roberts, who has been shooting since the age of nine, said: “When I won I felt on top of the world and quite overwhelmed.

“It was such a long weekend and I went into it without any expectations of winning so I felt like all my hard work and effort over the last few months had really paid off.

“I’m so thankful for all the support my friends, family, coaches and the school has given me.”



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