Archer, Jacqui Gould
Jacqui Gould is a talented young archer from Maidstone, Kent. She
is a member of Crown Archers and has ambitions to compete in the
Commonwealth Games 2010 and London Olympics in 2012. Find out more
Jacqui has been awarded a further grant by the JWCT to help her
reach her goal of being on the British archery team and competing
in the London Olympics 2012. She has achieved significant success
over the last year, and is now ranked seventh in the UK.
Additionally she has been awarded an elite performers package from
Kent County Council, which includes three free sports science
sessions and £1,000 for equipment and training.
Jacqui has however unfortunately not been able to train over
recent months following a car accident earlier in 2009 which left
her with a fractured vertebrae and bed-bound for several weeks.
Fortunately the injury should not impair Jacqui’s performance,
though it is likely to reduce her mobility.
Matt, Jeremy’s twin brother, presented Jacqui with a £1,000
cheque on 24 May 2009 at her first training session following her
accident. Matt said “we admire Jacqui’s drive and determination to
succeed, despite such adversity in her personal life. Jeremy would
be proud to support her.”
November 2007 - £1,000
Jacqui was handed a cheque for £1,000 by Jeremy’s mother Tricia
during a club training session in Maidstone on 3 November 2007.
The grant will enable her to participate in competitions
throughout the country, which she needs to do to achieve a
national ranking in the sport.
The funds will be spent on equipment, competition entries,
travel and training. Click
here for newspaper report in the Kent Messenger.