With the 2012 Olympic torches still smouldering, the Movac Group Limited have announced their sponsorship of 2016 Olympic Archery Hopeful, Nicky Hunt. This sponsorship deal will see Movac supporting Nicky financially over a four year period to help her achieve her dream of becoming an Olympic athlete and allow her to dedicate her full time and energy into training for the next Olympics in four year's time.
In 2009 Nicky became the first Britain to win a World Cup stage, ending the World Cup Series ranked 1st using a compound bow, then in 2010 she made 3 of the 4 World Cup stage gold medal finals, taking home a Gold and two Silver medals and finished the season ranked world number one, winning Individual and Team Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
As Compound archery is not an Olympic sport but Recurve is, Nicky switched back to a Recurve bow to pursue her 2012 Olympic dream but just missed selection after finishing 5th in the trials. She was however chosen as one of The Guardian’s worldwide Olympic "experts", a network of Olympians, coaches and up & coming athletes from all disciplines, who provided information and insights throughout the Games to capture the energy of the live action and review how the Olympics were celebrated where they live.
Movac first sponsored Nicky in 2011 as both Nicky and Movac are local to Ipswich, Suffolk, this was an ideal collaboration for Movac who wanted to support a local athlete trying for the Olympics. Nicky, who is a member of the Deben Archery Club, Suffolk, is delighted with this sponsorship deal. "It just wouldn't have been possible to make the switch to the Olympic discipline in the 18 months between the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic selection shoot. The backing from Movac meant I was able to take a sabbatical from work and train full time, and I'm incredibly lucky and thrilled that Movac have pledged to continue to support me up to Rio - it will make a huge difference, allowing me to fully concentrate on my training".
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