Matilda is on target for even more archery title successes

Matilda Craven.
Matilda Craven.

Matilda Craven has been enjoying archery success.

Competing in the under 12s Metric National Championship at Lilleshall, near Coventry, she held her nerve throughout the 10-hour day to claim victory by six points.

The maximum score for one arrow that hits the centre is 10 points, going down by one point for every section out, meaning this was a very close competition.

Matilda’s final score was 1,341 from a possible 1,440.

She shot 126 of her 144 arrows into the gold, and of those arrows 23 were on the X in the centre of the target.

Matilda (pictured) , a member of Swineshead’s North End Archers, also claimed victory in the Lincolnshire County Archery Championship, winning the Junior Girls (under 16) Compound Archery competition.

She scored 952 out of a possible 972, 14 points more than her previous best score for this type of competition, with a total of 98 golds from 108 arrows.

At the end of last year,Matilda was confirmed as the youngest archer ever to be awarded the Junior Master Bowman award by Archery GB.

This is gained by achieving three Junior Master Bowman scores at three different UK or World record status shoots.

Matilda was eight years and 147 days old and had only been shooting for six months when she gained this award.