Portlaoise College student Olivia Reynolds recently competed at the 2023 World Indoor Field Archery Championships held at Medway Park Sports Centre, in Kent, England.
The tournament was hosted by the English Field Archery Association (EFAA) and sanctioned by International Field Archery Association (IFAA).
Over 450 participants from all over the world took part in their various categories. Olivia shoots both Traditional and Bow Hunter Recurve (BHR).
In her first international competition she took bronze in the Junior Female BHR category after shooting over three days between the 14th. and 17th. February.
Olivia is a proud member of Laois Archery which, in itself, is a very family-oriented and friendly club working hard to promote archery in the county and beyond.
In addition, Olivia is also a junior reporter with The Irish Field Archery Monthly (www.tifam.news), a voluntary publication again with premise of promoting archery in Ireland and abroad, not just as a competitive sport but as a means of sharing a pursuit and values.
Her father Eoghan said: “I would like to say a big thank-you to her school Portlaoise College, where she is in her 1st year, they are always there to support and encourage their students”.
Noel Daly, Principal of Portlaoise College said: “We are extremely proud of Olivia and her huge achievement of 3rd place in a world championship competition especially at such a young age, it is a testament to her hard work, drive and support from her family. We would like to wish Olivia the very best in the upcoming national finals”.