South Essex Gymnastics Club
Shannon made her senior Commonwealth Games debut at Gold Coast which saw her finish 10th in the Individual All-AroundÂ event. She also achieved 5th in the Vault final and competed in the Team Event helping the team secure a 5th place finish. In the lead up to Gold Coast Shannon put on a brilliant display at the 2017 Scottish Artistic Gymnastics Championships, taking four of the five gold medals on offer, improving on her tally of one gold, two silver and a bronze from 2016. A Team bronze at the Northern European Championships followed.
Shannon had experienced being part of Team Scotland prior to Gold Coast, competing at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in Isle of Man. Shannon's mother (Wendy Purdie) was capped 30 times for Scotland Indoor Lawn Bowls and also represented Scotland at British and World level. Her sister (Gemma Archer) represented Scotland at Artistic Gymnastics.
Shannon Archer claimed Scotland's first ever individual women's Commonwealth Games artistic gymnastics medal by claiming bronze.