Emily Cavell



I have been shooting recurve archery for 6 years and competing for 5 of those so far. I fell in love with archery after watching the movie Brave, involving horseback archery. I did a little bit of horseback archery with the pony I owned at the time, but he didn’t enjoy it as much as I did! That led me to taking my competitive recurve archery more seriously. I quickly set my sights on the Olympic Games as a career goal. 


Career Achievements:

ArcheryNZ Outdoor Championships 2018 – WR 2ndPlace (Target), 4thPlace (Individual Matchplay)

Archery NZ Indoor Championships 2017 & 2018 – WR Champion 

Attended World Cup Stage 1 2018 in Shanghai, China

Oceania Championships, New Caledonia 2018 – WR 1stPlace (Individual Matchplay), 3rdPlace (WA1440) 

ArcheryNZ Outdoor Championships 2019 – JWR 2ndPlace (Target & Individual Matchplay), Open Recurve Matchplay (Mixed Gender, teams of 3) 1stPlace


Favorite Discipline (3D/Field/FITA, etc):

Target (FITA/WA). I love both indoor and outdoor competitions in this discipline. 


What is your most memorable experience in archery?     

Winning the WR individual matchplay final at the Oceania Champs in 2018, easily the best shooting of my life and I was 100% in flow state. It felt effortless and I constantly strive to achieve that level of performance again. 


Best piece of advice for upcoming archers (Other than “shop at Eliza Archery”)? 

Practice hard! And remember to enjoy shooting along your journey. The reason we do sport is because competing is FUN – always keep this in mind whenever you feel stressed by a competition, let it help you get to an elevated level of performance. Loving your sport is so important. 


Other Sponsors:            

PURE Sports Nutrition (@puresportsnutrition) – NZ based nutrition products

Leaton Performance & Rehabilitation (@leatonperformance) - Auckland, NZ based physio

Spider Vanes (@spiderarchery) 



W&W AXT Riser (pink)

W&W Winex Limbs (34lbs)

Fivics Sight

Shibuya Arrow Rest

Easton ACE Arrows 

Spider Vanes (purple)

BCY8190 string material

Easton Nocks

W&W ACS Nano Stabilizers

Fairweather Tab 

Beiter Armguard & Easton Chest guard


Follow Me at:  

@emily_shoots_ on Instagram!