Dorset & Wiltshire Archery Association


Thursday, March 1st, 2012


Dorset and Wiltshire’s Pauline Burfitt is looking forward to a very busy year following her selection as a development member of the 2012 Great Britain Ladies Compound Squad. This selection followed her performance in 2011, highlights of which were:

  • 13th in the UK Masters 2 day FITA;
  • England reserve for the Home Nations Match (part of the British Target Championships and coming 5th overall) whilst setting and a new Regional and County record for a Double Ladies FITA
  • Ranked 11th in the UK
  • 9th in the National Indoor Tournament.

Pauline has already attended two Compound Squad weekends at Lilleshall which involved shooting many arrows at 50 metres, learning and practising how to take part in both Ladies and Mixed Team matches. Following these squads she has accepted an invitation to form part of a GB team going to the June European Grand Prix event in Cyprus. Her physical training regime involves early morning alternate gym and swimming sessions and regular outdoor shooting practise.

Being a GB representation comes at a price, the trip to Cyprus is self-funding so on top of the cost of the Entry Fee, Accommodation and Flights there is also a small matter of obtaining the additional archery equipment needed to sustain shooting for 6 days at International events.

Pauline is now seeking as much sponsorship as possible so if you know anybody able to help please let her know via   

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