Huston and Folkard to lead Archery GB in Shanghai

Huston and Folkard to lead Archery GB in Shanghai
By Sportsbeat

15/05/2017 at 17:44Updated

Archery GB have named a six-strong squad for the first stage of the World Cup, which begins in Shanghai later this month.

Patrick Huston, who enjoyed success solo, and with Bryony Pitman, at the recent world ranking event in Slovenia, leads the team Tom Hall and Naomi Folkard also joining him.

Pitman will also be heading to Shanghai, with Nathan McQueen and John Stubbs making up the remainder of the squad.

The event marks the first outdoor challenge of the season against the best archers in the world, with the venue in China traditionally lending itself to high scores.

And Richard Priestman, senior national coach, sees the competition as the first step on the route to the Mexico World Championships, later this year.

"I'm excited about the event, it will really allow us to see what progress we have made coming off a strong indoor season," he said.

"It's a new team, it will be Tom's first World Cup event and the start of Bryony's first full season in the senior squad, while Naomi and Patrick are seasoned competitors with bags of international experience.

"It will also be great to have Nathan and John to continue their development and test themselves against a different challenge."

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