2023 Annual Awards Evening – Report

Another shared celebration of our successes in 2023

A fabulous evening, immaculately organised, recognising just some of our amazing achievements in the past 12 months!

Searching for the vital answer to a quiz question!
All ages enjoyed the evening.

Our ChairPerson Steve Howse began proceedings giving a quick overview of key achievements, announcing our commitment to our ‘Extension’ Project and to our continuing commitment to our Green Policies. 

Steve also announced that after more than 10 years in post he was stepping down in readiness for his imminent  retirement from work. He introduced his successor Andy Champness who had been Vice-ChairPerson for some time.

Steve was presented with a trophy by Eva and Oscar as a small token of our gratitude for the leadership and support he has provided over such a long period. 

Club members receiving their 1st Aid Certificates
Progress Awards
Junior Classification Awards
Senior Classification Awards

Screen presentations of the year in photographs, followed by a video summary of our last 12 months achievements, were shown as food was served. Then onto a family quiz followed by the awards, the highlights of which included the Handicap Improvers medals presented to Lily Wright and Kevin Macey. Special recognition awards included those to Lily Wright and Eva Jefferies, Grace Chappell,  Kieran Macey, Elaina Curran and Graham Peters.

Lily Wright & Eva Jeffries – Outstanding Performances in first year of competition.
Kieran Macey switched to Compound with great success.
Grace Chappell made the transition from junior into the GB Compound Senior Team.
Elaina Curran has supported many of our members through her fantastic work with the County Squads!
Graham Peters dedicated to improving his coaching and the many archers across the County he supports.

The evening’s top awards went to:


Young Club Person of the Year was presented to Emily Summers and the ClubPerson of the Year Trophy was presented jointly to Christine Anderton and Andrew Lunt.

Not just a great archer, a new coach and a great volunteer but so supportive of everyone!
Lynn and Rosie Benfield presenting the Jos Benfield ClubPerson of the Year Award to Christine and Andrew
recognising the all the volunteering work they do to support the Club.

A fantastic evening, thank you to our wonderful volunteers for making it possible and to all those who attended to make it another special event.