Newtown teenager Megan Costall has been chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Archery Youth Championships in Poland this summer.

The A-level student delivered the results during two qualifying competitions to secure her place in the squad to compete on the international stage.

The 17-year-old, who is the first person from her home club Caersws-based Hafren Foresters Archery Club to represent Great Britain at the championships, said everyone is “really excited” for her.

Megan said: “I was actually in a biology lesson when I got the email and I didn’t quite know how to feel so I slid my phone across to my friends, and it was really cool. I had to step out of class for a bit and figure out what was happening.”

She added: “It hasn’t quite hit me. I’m excited but I think definitely a couple of days before I’ll be quite nervous.”

The Newtown High School pupil has been training hard over the pandemic while also studying for her A-levels, taking part in an archery coach’s course and volunteering as a gymnastics coach at Maldwyn Dragons Gymnastics Club.

Megan and her sister Rhian have already proved themselves as top archers after representing Wales at junior and senior levels.

Megan said: “I blame my dad for getting me into archery. I was doing karate and I was too young to do my black belt and it was getting a bit repetitive. He told me if I had to stop karate then I’d have to start something else. He and my sister were doing archery so I joined them.

“If you enjoy the sport, you don’t know where it can take you. Even if it’s just grassroots and just playing for the fun of it, that’s still special. If it makes you happy, do it. I’ve definitely found that with archery and other sports that I have been doing.”

Megan would like to thank G Owen & Sons of Newtown, Tim Jones and The Archery Shop for their support with her training and sponsorship.

The 2021 World Archery Youth Championships will take place in Wroclaw, Poland from August 9 to 15.