Local archery champion Rusty Kneale-Barrow has been showing off her talents once more.
With the help of free ferry travel from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Rusty has been attending her weekly training sessions and taking part in various outdoor tournaments.
Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: “We are extremely proud of Rusty and are pleased to be able to help her in the way we are. She is a fantastic ambassador for the Island and we are very happy to be associated with such an admirable and talented person.”
On July 26 and 27 Rusty, of St John’s, competed in the Long Mynd Double FITA Star. The shoot is a double FITA shot over four days so Rusty shot the first FITA.
Coach Joe Saxon said: “Despite the weather Rusty toiled away and managed to beat her personal best score by 30 points. A good result for Rusty, she is now keeping her form together very well and finishing strong.”
On August 9 and 10 Rusty competed in the British Target Championships at Lilleshall.
Joe said: “The first day was very wet and windy with many competitors retiring very early in the tournament. Rusty, although very wet and very cold, stuck it out to the end of the first day, an experience she is unlikely to forget. I was however very impressed with her guts and determination to shoot to the end of the day.”
On the second day Rusty finished with a very creditable overall score of 1,186.
At all events Rusty proudly displays the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company logo on her wheelchair. She would like to thank the crew of the Ben-My-Chree for all their help whilst she is on board.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is proud to sponsor all of Rusty’s ferry expenses.