Teenage archer Daniel Thompson's successful season to date has yielded a call-up for the European Youth Championships.

Later this month the 15-year-old from Wrexham will represent Great Britain at the championships in Patras, Greece as part of the Recurve Cadet men's team.

The Darland High School pupil's selection follows his consistently strong performances in outdoor competitions already this season after a string of impressive victories.

Most recently he shone at the 'Bucks or Bounty' competition at Lilleshall, where he took the gold medal for his 720 round and head-to-head scoring.

On day two, which comprised a double 720 round, Thompson shot a competition PB of 663, before following up with a 658 in round two to clinch another first place finish.

A member of the Manchester-based Bowmen of Bruntwood Archery club, Thompson is now relishing his first major overseas competition for the British team.

He said: "I'm feeling good after the way things have gone so far this season.

"I feel like I'm shooting really well right now and things have really started coming together after some long hard hours in training.

"The two days at Lilleshall went brilliant and to come away with two golds was a great feeling.

"Before that I'd done well over in Nimes at the World Cup Indoor and in the Derwent Bowmen event at the start of the outdoor season.

"It feels great to be going out to Greece and testing myself against some of the best archers in Europe now.

"I'll be up against some archers who are a bit older, with the age category I'm in going up to 17 - so I know it's going to be really competitive."

With a spot in the British Youth Olympic Games team potentially at stake, Thompson is even more keen to impress in Greece.

At a standalone qualification event, he will be aiming to outpoint a British rival to earn a Team GB call-up for the Games in Buenos Aires.

"There will be selectors there for the separate qualifying session and there's only one team place available" Thompson added.

"So the pressure's on a bit, but you have to deal with that and keep your focus on the day."