Mandy Micra-Marciano

I randomly found knife and axe throwing on a VW activity week away in August 2017. For the first 3 days it was all sewing, pottery and meditation, wasn’t for me at all, but I was chilling out and enjoying a break, then on the 4th day this chap came along with combat archery, zorb football and axes with targets. I thought ‘this has gotta be better than sewing!’
I had a throw but was rubbish, but it excited me!
That night Phil, my husband, woke up to me in the campervan , online looking up if there was any knife and axe clubs where I can learn to throw properly.
Within a couple of days I found out about KATTA and spoke to John Taylor. He put me on to Alan K Parish and the Essex Backyard Throwers, so we went along in Sept 2017, joined the club and got seriously hooked!

Knife Throwing Resume

2018 KATTA UK National Tournament, Huthwaite, UK
3rd Place Overall Ladies Knife

2018 Eurothrowers World Championships, Rýmařov, Czech Republic

2018 Essex Backyard Throwers (KATTA) Tournament, UK
2nd Place Ladies 3m Knife

2019 Italian National Championship, Pero, Milan, Italy 

2019 KATTA UK National Tournament, Huthwaite, UK
2nd Place 5m Knife | 3rd Place 7m Knife | 2nd Place Knife Overall| 2nd Place 4m Axe |  2nd Place Overall Combined Knife & Axe | 3rd Place Silhouette | 2nd Place Snife | 3rd Place Long Distance Knife | 3rd Place Mystery Throw

2019 Eurothrowers World Championships, Newark-on-Trent, UK

2019 Essex Backyard Throwers (KATTA) Tournament, UK
1st Place 3m Knife | 2nd Place 5m Knife | 2nd Place Knife Overall | 2nd Place 5m Axe

2020 Valhalla Lanes Leap Year Raid, Colchester, UK
1st Place 3m Knife | 1st Place 4m Axe

2020 Norfolk Flingers “Chuck In the Muck”, Norwich, UK

2021 KATTA UK National Tournament, Huthwaite, UK

2022 Norfolk Flingers Chuck In The Muck 2, Norwich, UK