London 2012: NI woman Sharon Vennard picked for Paralympics

Sharon Vennard has been picked for Britain's archery team for the Paralympics
Sharon Vennard has been picked for Britain's archery team for the Paralympics

Newtownards woman Sharon Vennard has been picked for Britain's archery team for the Paralympics in London.

The Northern Irish woman will be part of the 13-strong British Archery squad at the games.

"I just can't wait to be a part of a fantastic British sporting occasion," said Vennard.

"It's going to be exceptional. I imagine the atmosphere will be something else with thousands of people there to cheer us on."

The British team member added that the competition "will be phenomenal but what else would you expect when you are competing against opponents from all over the world?

"I am so proud of what I have achieved.

"I greatly have appreciated the love and support of my family and friends on this journey.

"They have cheered the successes and picked me up when things haven't gone so well.

"Without them, I wouldn't be looking forward to what will be the greatest sporting moment of my life."

Defending archery champions Dani Brown and John Stubbs will both have the chance to defend their titles after being selected for London 2012.

Archery: John Stubbs, Richard Hennahane, Danielle Brown, Mel Clarke, Pippa Britton, Phil Bottomley, Kenny Allen, Murray Elliot, Paul Brown, Sharon Vennard, Leigh Walmlsey, John Cavanagh, Kate Murray

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