As one of a very small number of Archery GB Clubs that have achieved the ‘Ontarget’ Performance Specialism, which provides a framework of good practice to develop members to their full potential, the last few weeks have provided us with some opportunities to demonstrate that the system really works!
European Youth Cup in Moscow
Well done to James, Tom & Lucy who picked up 3 team medals between them!
James Howse, the youngest in his category, finished as the top ranked GB Archer in the individual event, was the first to medal when winning Bronze in the Compound Mixed Team with partner Kirsten George.
James was then part of the Compound Cadet Men’s team that won Silver (beating Mexico in the semifinal but losing to Italy) and then Lucy Mason, again the youngest member, followed suit by being part of the Compound Cadet Women’s Team winning Silver.
GWAS Junior Regional Championships
In an event dominated by Gloucestershire Archers we emerged with 10 Regional Champions!
Following on from our success at last week’s British Championships, where our compound archers led Gloucestershire to the Team Title, we again dominated the Compound Category. With Regional Titles for Fin Cummings, Holly Clifford, Connie Healey, Alfie Wilkes, Ellie Gore and Will Kurtz! Phoebe Pine took Silver.
In the recurve category there were titles for Charlotte Lunt, Tom Clifford & Anna Langdon with Nicole Deasy winning in the Barebow category. Riley Spencer-Nice & Will Gore picked up silvers.
Molly Peters turned in an excellent performance and easily secured a Black Rose Award.
Also well done to Lexi Evans, Austin Whitmarsh and Emily Bryant from Cheltenham Archers who ensured it was a great day at the Regional’s for Gloucestershire!
An excellent day was rounded off when the team had a Fish & Chip supper and a stroll on the Burnham Sea Front.
A small team of volunteers ran a have-a-go at the Alderman & Knight School fete, unfortunately after a good start with 17 participants in quick time, very heavy rain meant the event was cut short.
However the following day was the complete opposite, with 1500 people turning up to the Robinswood Hill event organized by the Council and archery turned out to be a great hit, with over 250 people trying their hand! Thank you to all our volunteers and Xperience Archery for making a challenging day a little easier!
On the Tuesday afternoon we supported a disability awareness programme at GL1 and we had a steady stream of participants and dignitaries which should feed the GL1 Open Community Session that we facilitate on Wednesday evenings.