Welcome to Shropshire Archery Society
Congratulations to Sue Williamson on winning the Gold Plaquette at ArcheryGB AGM 2016
"The top award, the gold Plaquette, went to Sue. She started shooting in 1970, became a Master Bowman, helped to found Long Mynd Archers and, on behalf of Archery GB, runs the World Archery Feathers and Arrow Awards, which benefit the sport at grassroots level. She was the Junior National Squad administrator, is Shropshire's County Coaching Organiser and achieved one of her many aims by having a coach in every club in the county. She has also run the European Championships, the Europa Cup, the Junior European Championships, the Junior World Championships, the World Indoor Championships and took charge of the practice field at the 2012 Olympics." (source: ArcheryGB website)
The ArcheryGB Junior National Outdoor Championships were held at Lilleshall on Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd of July. It was a very successful event with over 330 archers taking part from all over the UK. The Saturday was a metric event shooting 144 arrows. The weather was sunny but there was a cold wind. Sunday was an imperial distance shooting a Bristol round, the sun shone all day with a comfortable breeze.
Shropshire had a good turn out on both days with 13 archers taking part. There were a number of notable successes. Anja Rawlings shooting a longbow in the U12 events, came first on both days, scoring PBs on both occasions. These scores will hopefully contribute to a National Record. Penny Healey, shooting a recurve in the U12 event, came third in the metric round and joint first in the Bristol round. Charlotte Llewellyn-Smith, shooting a recurve in the U16 event, came first in the Bristol round. Becky Chilcott, shooting a barebow in the U16 event also came first in both metric and Bristol rounds with PBs on both days. Jacob Read came third in both the U 16 recurve events. Other archers from Shropshire include Hannah Blaxall, Lauren Rawlings, Callum Binnersley, Jessica Hulse, Holly Hulse, Rhian Costall, Daniel Bowen and Danny Bannister. They all shot well and achieved PBs. Well done to all of you.
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