Coaches

Senior Coach - Maggie Squires

Maggie has been involved in archery since 1978. She has shot for GB internationally in field archery since 1992; and represented England in target archery at the Euronations in 2000. Maggie was involved in coaching at GB level in various capacities from 1996 to 2010, including as an assisstant Junior Coach for the GB Junior Squad from 2007-08.

Maggie began coaching at the club in 2010 as a County Coach, she has since qualified as a Senior Coach in 2018; within the club she is responsible for running a beginners course for the new members at the start of the year and preparing them for shooting in competitions. She also provides advice and coaching to more experienced members throughout the year.

Level 2 Coach - Ash Cowie

Ash originally started shooting in 2003, and joined the club in 2006 when she started university. She was Club Secretary (2007-09) and Social Secretary (2009-10). She represented the club many times shooting Recurve, and also shoots for Leicestershire County Squad. Ash was also a member of the BUCS Sports Advisory Group for archery and has helped run several BUCS Championships, including being Tournament Organiser at BUCS Outdoors from 2011 to 2014.

Since graduating in 2010 Ash has qualified as a Level 2 Archery GB Coach and now assists with coaching at the club, particularly with the novices at the start of the year.

Level 2 Coach - Laura McCartney

Laura graduated in 2017 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, she is now studying for a PhD in Computer Science. Laura joined the club as a novice in 2014 and has competed for the club at many competitions, initially shooting recurve, but more recently as barebow. She was part of the the BUCS Indoor Champs novice team in 2015 where she won a bronze medal. Laura has also served on the committee as Treasurer (2015-16), Welfare Officer (2018-19) and Chair (2019-20).

Laura has been a qualified Level 1 Coach since 2016 and passed her Level 2 assessment in 2019.

Level 1 Coach - Chris Cooper

Chris is a third year Sports Technology student, he joined the club in 2017. Chris started shooting in 2012; he shoots a recurve bow and has shot for Sussex county as a junior and senior archer, he was the Bronze medalist at the 2016 Junior National Championships and has held Sussex and Southern Counties titles in Target, Field, 3D and Clout. Within the club he was part of the 2018 BUTC team, winning a silver medal. Chris is also on the committee as Equipment Officer (2018-20).

Chris has been a qualified Level 1 Coach since 2015.

Level 1 Coach - Jordanna Marsh

Jordanna graduated with a degree in Product Design Engineering and is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Construction Project Management and Building Information Modelling. Jordanna joined the club in 2015 as a novice, she orininally shot recurve before switching to compound. She has also served on the committee as Social Secretary (2017-18/2021-22) and Chair (2018-19). Jordanna won the 2019 WA 3D field championships in compound.

Jordanna has been a qualified Level 1 Coach since 2017.

Level 1 Coach - Laura Mallinson

Laura is studying for a PhD in Mathematical Sciences (Algebraic geometry), having graduated in 2017 with a BSc in Mathematics. Laura started shooting in July 2014 and joined the club in October of that year; she shoots a recurve bow and has shot for the Experienced Ladies Team at BUCS on several occasions. Laura also serves on the committee as Team Captain (2018-20)

Laura has been a qualified Level 1 Coach since 2017.

Level 1 Coach - Ffion Edgeley

Ffion is studying for a Master's degree in Sports Biomechanics. This is Ffion's first year at Loughborough University, however she has four years of university archery experience as a member of De Montfort University Archery Club. Ffion shoots recurve and is also the club Development Officer.

Ffion has been a qualified Level 1 Coach since 2018.