ARCHER Allison Kelly is hoping her latest exploits in the sport will lead to a place in the Great Britain field archery team.

The Prudhoe woman shot a superb score a of 667 at a tournament Deer Park Archers, in Cheltenham.

It came just weeks after she became a national champion in the instinctive bow class, at Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders, with a score of 665.

The two high scores should be enough to secure Allison a GB team place at the World Championships, which will take place in Canada, in September.

Both achievements have come after she changed her bow to a more traditional wooden type to meet the criteria required for instinctive class competition.

“I’m thrilled,” she said: “It would be an honour to represent Great Britain but I won’t know until an announcement is made in July.”

Allison’s most recent successes have followed a challenging period, during which she changed her equipment and also overcame injury.

She explained: “I hurt the joint which connects one of my ribs to by spine, and required intensive physio.

“Two weeks prior to competing in May, I could not pull the bow.

But I recovered enough to give it a go, and fortunately things have worked out well since then.”