Deb Wright of Wellingborough Open Archery Club was invited to the Royal Toxophilite Society for the Fletchers Day for Archers with a Disability on 14th May 2022.
Deb won her category of Visual Impaired Archer, scoring 766 for the Burntwood Albion round, beating her own county record and person best. She was awarded a hand made box and pen, made by the previous master of the fletchers, from English Cherry wood.
Deb has previously had funding approved by the Worshipful Company of Fletchers to help with monthly coaching sessions held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium November 2021 January 2022 and March 2022.
The coaching sessions have helped Deb return to archery after having had Ulnar nerve release surgery, and a prosthetic disc implanted into her neck with vertebrae above and below it fused, all done at the Woodlands Hospital during the first lockdown in March 2020.
Deb retained her National Indoor title for Visually Impaired Open Recurve at Lilleshall in April 2022 with British Blind Sport. She has held this title since 2016.
She also defended and retained her National Outdoor title with British Blind Sport in September 2021 at Lilleshall, having held this since 2015.
On the same weekend in September 2021 Deb competed in the National Disabled Championships at Lilleshall, where she won first place for the VI Open category.
Deb plans on defending her outdoor titles again at Lilleshall in September this year.
Deb will be shooting more of the county competitions, where possible, and looks forward to meeting up with like minded archers and new and old friends.