Stunning Performances at the British Junior Championships as we finish as the top performing club!

All the hard work our juniors have put in over the past few months, the coaching and parental support provided and the tournament experience they have been gaining has once again produced great results!

Congratulations to:

Ella Gibson – Quadruple achievements – British U18 Compound Champion (582), overall British Compound Champion, member of the winning Home Nations Championship making her debut for England and qualified from her group in the Back2Back event taking place in the morning but had to withdraw as representing England in a different competition in the afternoon!

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Holly Clifford – British U16 Compound Champion (576)

Chloe A’Bear – British U14 Compound Champion (574) – Amazing score another PB, County Record.

Chloe A'Bear British Champion 2017
Chloe A’Bear British Champion 2017 – Incredible score!

Imogen Colenutt – British U16 Barebow Champion (461)

Riley Spencer-Nice – British U14 Champion (581) – Another amazing score, would have won the U16’s and 3rd in the U18’s

Riley Spencer-Nice recorded another cracking score and became British U14 Recurve Champion in the process!!
Riley Spencer-Nice recorded another cracking score and became British U14 Recurve Champion in the process!!

Emily Summers – Runner Up British U12 Barebow (334) in her first National Championships.

Alex Parker – 3rd British U12 Compound just 2 points away from winning. His dad is still undergoing counselling following a roller-coaster ride!

Ted Williams – 3rd British U16 Longbow

Back2Back

Congratulations to Sarah Bettles (Ladies Recurve) and Lucy Mason (Ladies Compound) who both finished 4th in this day long prestigious tournament featuring most of the UK’s top adult archers.

Club Mini- Field League

Week 4 of the league saw a surprisingly excellent attendance despite less than ideal weather, lots of juniors and parents at the nationals and Christmas shopping.

A slightly more challenging round, unmarked WA Field Round, saw 2 archers tied for top place in Division 1, Division 2’s leader being narrowly beaten but remaining top and a new leader in Division 3 but with a fast improving pack chasing.

Week 5 in 2 week’s time will be a mixed 2D Animal Round. Entries via the website are open to all Archery GB members.

Our field course and participation  is developing fast!
Our field course and participation is developing fast!

Peter Pawley receives his ‘Jos Benfield’ Clubman of the Year Award.

Following the Club Annual Awards evening last week when Peter was unfortunately not available, Lynn Benfield presented him the award on Wednesday evening at a packed practice session at GL1.

Peter receiving our most prestigious award from Lynn Benfield.
Peter receiving our most prestigious award from Lynn Benfield.

2018 ‘Overall Champion of the Club’ Award launched.

The Annual Awards also saw the launch of one of our new initiatives to recognise voluntary support to the club and value it on a parallel with shooting achievements at all levels. We are thankful for the sponsorship support we have been provided by Wales Archery.

This programme reinforces one of our moto’s, ‘Not just what the club can do for you but what you can do for the club!’ This approach continues to encourage a fantastic team of volunteers and bring us great success. We hope other clubs will copy the idea!

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Another 1000+ trees planted !

Great work by our volunteers last weekend planting, this time to support our neighbours complying with planning conditions. Not an easy terrain but we are making great progress.

Continuing to improve our environment.
Continuing to improve our environment.

Workshops Programme running flat out!

2 weeks ago we launched an ongoing programme of workshops ranging from compound bow set up and tuning, string making, field craft, skills and drills to mention just a few. All have been well attended!

 

James running a series of compound workshops, small groups, maximum learning!
James running a series of compound workshops, small groups, maximum learning!