Moscow calls archer Amy

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Boston archer Amy Gott has been selected to compete for Great Britain at the Moscow Youth Cup.

The 14-year-old, who shoots for Silver Spoon Bowmen, will be representing the country in Russia from Monday until Friday - not bad for somebody who only took up the sport four years ago.

Following a vigorous selection shoot, 29 archers were chosen to represent Archery GB.

The team selected range in age from 13 to 20 and compete in both the recurve and compound disciplines.

Many of the team competed at the recent European Outdoor Youth Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where the GB team was extremely successful, taking home four team medals.

The recurve team consists of numerous international Gold medallists - Bradley Denny, Joe Ground and Jack Masefield won the Cadet Men’s Recurve Team Gold medal at the European Outdoor Youth Championships in May, while Patrick Huston won double gold at the 2013 World Youth Championships in China.

Bryony Pitman also brings plenty of international-level experience to the recurve cadet ladies.

The compound team also contains many European medallists from this year’s tournament in Slovenia, as well as archers who have won national medals on home soil and are now hoping to continue their success in Europe.

Sara Symington, performance director of Archery GB said: “We have selected a really strong squad for this tournament, with a mix of current medallists, such as Patrick Huston, and up-and-coming young archers who are taking to the international stage for the first time.

“It was great to see the young archers working together as a team in Slovenia and I’m sure that they will continue to help each over improve in Moscow.

“After the four European Outdoor Youth Championships medals, we are hoping for the accolades to continue coming in Russia.”