At the recent county AGM I was nominated for and became the new county junior representative. I thought I should start by introducing myself. My name is Jack Sharpe, I am soon to be 14 years old and I am a member of WOAC (Wellingborough Open Archery Club).
I started shooting in the summer of 2015 after trying a number of other sports.
Archery very quickly became my passion and what I choose to spend my time doing, pretty much all my waking time is spent archery related!
I became our club junior representative and have attended all county meetings since and I also attended the EMAS AGM. I am very interested in what is happening for the juniors within the county and to try and help/support them where I can.
Our sport is very important to me, I love how anyone can try it and take part and enjoy helping people discover it, this is why I also applied for and became an AGB ambassador in March 2019 as part of the new programme that AGB were launching.
I love competing and shoot locally and further a field, also shooting for the county and the region. I take my training my training very seriously and I am part of the National Talent Development Programme with AGB which I attend as part of my training programme at Aim4sport.
I do also enjoy the social side of our sport and that it brings lots of people together that might not meet outside of archery.
I have suffered injury setbacks so understand the frustrations of wanting to shoot and being unable to and, due to my epilepsy, also understand how health can affect us as archers.
I shall keep in contact via the county committee and shall be interested to know how you are all getting on.
If you want to get in touch with me, your responsible adult can pass on your messages or questions to my mum’s email at email@example.com
I look forward to meeting those of you that I haven’t already and hope that I represent you all well, please do contact me with anything you want me to bring to committee meetings for you.
Looking forward to seeing what this next year brings you all.