ARCHERY: Abbie is top of the shots

Double champion: Abbie Spinks at Lilleshall last weekend.
Double champion: Abbie Spinks at Lilleshall last weekend.
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SHE’S only gone and done it again! Spalding archery sensation Abbie Spinks retained her Junior National Outdoor Championship at Lilleshall National Sports Centre over the weekend, setting a new national record for her category in the process.

Spinks, who also won the FITA competition on Saturday, hit the gold a staggering 140 times out of 144 to make it back-to-back titles.

The 13-year-old Silverspoon Bowmen ace was naturally overwhelmed by her latest success as she upped her game to an even higher level.

She said: “I was on it from the first arrow and never let up.

“I personally have to thank Sam Newton as he has coached me and kept my feet on the ground, and my mum for doing everything she can to have made this possible.

“As a team representing the Silverspoon Bowmen, Ellen Talbot, Ryan Mounteney, Henry Mynott, Amy Gott and myself did the club proud.

“We are all great friends and all encourage each other, that’s what our club is about. We get great guidance from within.”

Spinks also represented the winning regional team on Sunday, completing a golden weekend for the Spalding starlet.

Team-mate Amy Gott was also on cracking form as she came third in her section on both days.

She also featured in a regional team, which was placed third on Saturday and second on Sunday.