Alison Williamson

Alison is Great Britain’s most successful ever Archer. She has represented Great Britain since the age of 14 and won her first international medal in 1989 at the Junior European Championships. She has competed at six Olympics, winning a bronze medal at the Athens’ Games in 2004. In 2010, Alison gave up her job to train full time for London 2012. In October 2010, she won silver medals in the individual and team events at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Alison is a member of Stafford Archers and Long Mynd Archers, where she plays a mentoring role for promising juniors. She is an experienced public speaker and is constantly in demand at primary and secondary schools, where she puts her skills as a qualified primary school teacher to good use. She utilizes her experience from competing at 6 Olympic Games to motivate and inspire pupils about sport, reaching their potential in whatever they do and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Alison is a council member of the International Archery Federation due to her role as Chair of the International Athlete’s Committee.   She regularly competes internationally at elite exhibition and qualifying matches, where hundreds of archers and spectators attend from all over the world.

Alison’s journey to London 2012 was featured on Sky Sports as part of their series ‘Road to London’. The feature followed her highs and lows of training as well as other key landmarks in her preparations for the Olympic Games on home turf.

Since retiring from her sport, Alison has returned to teaching but is still very much in demand for corporate archery events, drawing on her skills, experience, and teaching background!

International Highlights

  • 2010 Commonwealth Games – Individual Silver & Team Silver
  • 2009 World Cup – Individual Silver
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics – Team 4th
  • 2007 World Championships – Team Bronze
  • 2006 European Championships – Team Bronze
  • 2006 World Cup, San Salvador – Individual Silver
  • 2004 Athens Olympics – Individual Bronze
  • 2004 European Championships – Individual Silver
  • 2004 Eurosports’ European Archer of the Year
  • 1999 World Championships – Individual Silver
  • 1997 European Field Championships – Team Silver & Individual Bronze
  • 1996 European Grand Prix – Individual Gold
  • 1994 European Grand Prix – Individual Silver
  • 1992 European Championships – Individual Silver
  • 1992 Moet & Chandon – Student Sportswoman of the Year Award
  • 1989 European Junior Championships – Individual Bronze

Twitter: @ArcheryAlison

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September 2017

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