Amanda Davidson

I hope all of you are keeping well at this very difficult time. Have to admit this is not the email update I was expecting to write one year after getting my bow. It has been a fabulous time since the Fletchers awarded me a grant sufficient to get my first proper compound bow. I went from really struggling to becoming a challenge in competitions. Silver in the National disability championships, two UK Para records for my classification and a handful of other awards alongside massive increases in PBs. Like everyone in the archery community I was really looking forward to the outdoor season - a chance to see what I could now do. 

It wasn’t to be as lockdown came just as the outdoor season did. Not deterred I decided to concentrate on my form and set up a (safe and fully insured) range in my garden. I would really love to use this to practice a lot more than I am, but I am am a Serous Incident Investigator for the ambulance service. My role is to try to help maintain patient and staff safety across five counties in this difficult time. 

I have also decided to return to the Control Room To help out as I am a qualified 999 Call Taker and Dispatcher. This means Jupiter and I will be coming out of isolation to do this but I can’t stay at home whilst my colleagues struggle. My family fully supports this and we know the risks, don’t know what the next part will bring but I hope to be able to be proud that I have done my bit that willl hopefully help us all get back on the field again one day. 

Anyway good luck in all of this and stay safe. 





More about Amanda and Jupiter can be read here