Ipswich stalwart shows she still has winning aim

A TRIP north was well worth it for Ipswich archer Jeannette Dowd who finished the top woman in Branch D.

Dowd secured back to back ladies' bowman of the year for her division at last weekend's Queensland Branch Title shoot at Nanango's Barambah Bowhunters & Field Archers Association.

With more than three decades of practice, Dowd appeared to take on the 20 animal shaped targets at varied lengths with ease.

"I'm shooting pretty well," Dowd said.

The old sporting adage of practice makes perfect was just part of Dowd's success story at the weekend.

"Concentration and practice (is key)," she said.

"We do hunting and target shooting, which I do most weekends."

All this practice helped her retain her title which not only last year but a number of times in previous years.

After Dowd was introduced into the sport by her husband Kev the sport became a passion for her which she passed onto her children.

Archery also extended into Dowd's work life. "Now I've got an archery shop. I've got a job in my passion," she said.

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