Scottish Archers hit Silver

Nathan MacQueen

Scottish para archers Nathan MacQueen and Brad Stewart proved their class at the European Cup that took place last week at the SC Stadium in Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic.

The duo, who are members of the University of Edinburgh Archery Club and coached by Alistair Whittingham, formed part of the men’s Open Compound Team, along with England’s John Walker.  The team comfortably defeated Austria and Ukraine in the early stages of the tournament, whilst also breaking a European record in doing so.  As a result, they set up a gold medal shoot against the top seeds, Iran.

It was an extremely tight affair, where the Brits were edged out into Silver position.  This is a fantastic achievement for the archers, particularly for Fife based Brad Stewart, who was making his international debut.