Despite Tom & James Howse shooting well, with James top scoring in the team competition and winning team silver and being desperately unlucky in the individual quarter finals, shooting a 10 in the one arrow shoot off but being beaten by an ‘x’ and equaling the National record it was Lucy Mason that stole the show!
Britain’s national anthem rang out at the European Archery Championships in Bucharest as Lucy stepped up to receive the compound cadet gold medal.
After beating teammate Layla Annison, top seed Elisaveta Koroleva of Russia and Croatia’s Amanda Mlinaric the final step to European glory was to see off the challenge poised by Estonian Liseli Jaatma. It was a hard-fought contest but Lucy seized the initiative to take a two-point lead and the title of champion. Lucy also smashed the British record during an earlier round of the competition.
Tom Howse got to be part of the commentary team for the finals day and this added to our success as many members watched the finals live on Archery TV.
Lucy flew back on Sunday and later that afternoon visited our ground to share her success with Steph Gill and other members of the club. Lucy’s achievement was even more special as she sustained an injury in qualification, she will now need to take a short break to recover in time for the National Series Finals.
Memory Walk – In aid of Alzheimer’s
The Club is organising a fundraising ‘Memory’ walk to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. It will take place on the 17th September at 3pm and will be around our ground, entry just £2. All proceeds to the society. It will conclude with a ‘bring your own picnic’ and garden games before club practice.
Club Annual Awards Evening
Now arranged for 25th November at the Civil Service Ground.
We now have a music license to go with our sound system, with effect from the 1st August we will be able to play music at selected practice events and competitions!
Level 1 Coaching Courses
Our 2 planned courses are now well over subscribed, if they have not already been informed successful applicants will be informed this week. We are considering organising a further course but will wait until everything formalised on the current courses first.