Alison WILLIAMSON and Wendy STEAD Carry the Olympic Torch
1 June 2012
The British Olympian Alison WILLIAMSON and the Finance Manager of Archery GB Wendy STEAD carried the Olympic Torch on 30 May 2012 during its journey across Great Britain. Several other British archers have been or will be among the torchbearers.
Alison WILLIAMSON running with the Torch The British Olympian Alison WILLIAMSON and the Finance Manager of Archery GB Wendy STEAD carried the Olympic Torch on 30 May 2012 during its journey across Great Britain. Several other British archers have been or will be among the torchbearers. In total 8,000 inspirational people will carry the Olympic Flame as it journeys across Great Britain. Nominated by someone they know, it will be their moment to shine, inspiring millions of people watching in their community, in their home country and worldwide. Several members of the British archery community have been selected as bearers of the Olympic torch. It started with Deer Park Archers’ senior coach Roger CRANG (read full story here) on 23 May and Paralympian and World Champion Mel CLARKE (read review here) on 24 May. On 30 May it was the turn of Alison WILLIAMSON, who will represent Great Britain for the sixth times in an Olympic Games. The bronze medallist of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games ran at Much Wenlock. Archery GB Finance Manager Wendy STEAD for her part carried the Torch during the Shrewbury leg. The next members of the British archery community planned to be among the torchbearers are: 20 June Thomas TAYLOR (youth squad member) 29 June Adam GUEST (England Junior Archery Team manager) 30 June Glen CROFT (elite squad archer) 5 July Nicky HUNT (Commonwealth champion and World Cup Medallist) 6 July John WILLSON (retiring Junior Committee Chairman) 9 July Naomi FOLKARD (Member of the British Team and Olympian) 29 August Helen GEORGE (Archery GB senior coach, Para-Archery) World Archery Communication