Driver moving in the right direction

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Kristian Driver achieved his target of securing first place at the AC Delco 27th Indoor Tournament.

The Portsmouth round of the competition was hosted at Fleming Park and Driver won the under-18 gentlemen’s recurve competition with a new personal best score of 533, including 19 golds and 60 hits.

It was a boost for the Bay House School pupil, who now competes for Talisman Bowmen.

In his previous outing he was disappointed to finish second in the Hampshire Outdoor Championships at Waterside.

Driver felt his performance at the AC Delco event showed he is moving in the right direction.

He said: ‘I got a new personal best and first place.

‘I wasn’t happy with my performance at the county championships.

‘Quite a lot of things went against me.

‘But in the Portsmouth round I got an average of just over nine.

Driver, 14, also impressed in the nationals this year and his goal for 2015 is to secure a place in the county side.

‘I’m aiming to try to get in the Hampshire under-18s team,’ he added.

‘The county championships in February is my next big target.’

In the AC Delco tournament, Driver’s Talisman Bowmen club-mate Jack Finch finished second in the under-14 gentlemen’s recurve.

Meanwhile, Forest of Bere Bowmen’s Carla Ayling won the junior ladies’ recurve event at the Hampshire Outdoor Championships.

Marc Gray, also of the Horndean club, won the gentlemen’s recurve title.