Akuhata Norman-Hewlett is just 11 but is already making his mark in archery.
Norman-Hewlett has just competed in the World Indoor Archery Championships (WIAC 2019) at ASB Arena in Wellington and came first taking the gold medal and becoming a world champion for his division.
A Year 7 student at Pakuranga Intermediate (and former student of Elm Park School), he has been doing archery since he was 8.
Norman-Hewlett, who shoots a compound bow, has been competing in numerous minor tournaments both locally and across the country since 2017.
“He loves archery and his goal is to one day represent New Zealand,” his mum Adrienne Norman said.
In January he competed at the 76th National Archery Championship held at Rongomai Park in Flat Bush and came first winning the National title for his division.
He has recently shot scores needed to qualify for selection for the NZ TransTasman Archery Team. This event will be held in Auckland in July 2019.