On the 2nd and 3rd September, a selection of the UK’s finest archers will assemble at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham for the National Tour Finals, where six champions will be crowned in the disciplines of recurve, compound and barebow archery.
The event will give spectators unique access to an incredible weekend of archery action that includes a number of home-grown, world-leading athletes and Olympic hopefuls aiming to be named in the GB squad for next year’s Olympic Games in Paris.
On Saturday, September 2, the compound and barebow archers will be competing with top names including Ella Gibson who recently broke the 50-metre qualifying and 70-metre points world records, and is current world number 1, the 2022 European champion Izzy Carpenter, as well as her equally talented brother and reigning National Tour champion, Adam Carpenter who will be competing to retain his crown for the fourth consecutive year.
In the recurve competitions on Sunday, September 3, there is the chance to watch 18-year-old Olympic hopeful Penny Healey, the current world number 1, who has already qualified for the world cup finals in Mexico later this year. Alongside her will be Tokyo 2020 archer and world number 3 Bryony Pitman, whilst representing the male side will be 2022 National Tour Final winner Patrick Huston looking to retain his title.
As well as all this top-class sports action there will be plenty for spectators and families to enjoy, including food available to purchase and meet and greets with some of the top names in the sport. There will even be a have-a-go range for visitors to try their hand at the sport*.
This will be the seventh time the National Tour competition has been held at Wollaton Hall and tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting here or on the day. Full details can be found on the event website.