Archer Rob looks to add another string to his bow

Seventeen year old archer Rob Gray will represent Great Britain in Korea in July
Seventeen year old archer Rob Gray will represent Great Britain in Korea in July

A Worksop archer will begin to add another string to his bow, after a successful first year in the senior level of the sport.

Rob Gray has been offered a sports scholarship at Nottingham Trent University, capping a fine 2014 for the former Portland and Wales High School student.

In his maiden Archery GB National Series, Gray finished 12th from over 40 senior competitors.

The latest stages were held in Edinburgh and Clophill, near Luton, where he took ninth and eighth place on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Proud mum Lesley told the Guardian: “It’s such a great achievement in his first year as a senior.

This year has also brought a fantastic international experience, with a place in the GB team that travelled to Seoul in South Korea.

Juniors from 15 countries battled it out, and Gray placed in the top 15.

He has also gained the GB selection scores for both junior and senior levels.

And on the domestic scene, in June, Gray picked up his first senior victory at the Lincoln Double Fita Star.