Shropshire Junior Archery
Recently 15 Shropshire Junior Archers competed in the West Midland Archery Society Regional intercounty Shoot at King Edward V1 School in Handsworth Birmingham.
Shropshire won the competition and retained the trophy beating teams from Warwickshire-Staffordshire-Worcestershire and Herefordshire all the squad of 15 shot well but at the end only the top 8 scores made the team to lift the trophy.
The shoot also incorporated WMAS v East Midland AS which WMAS won having 4 Shropshire archers in their team.
The Shropshire team consisted of archers aged from 10 years to 17 years and all of them represented the County their clubs and the Sport brilliantly wearing their shirts with pride.
The squad :
Rhian Costall, Megan Costall, Leah Ferriday, Nathan Ferriday, Jessica Hulse, Katie Tonkinson, Lauren Rawlings, Luke Yates, Penny Healey, Robbie Gillman, Toby Wiggin, Tom Wiggin, Katie Mundy-Gill, Violet Walker and Lewis Bodkin.
If you are interested in trying archery go to the Shropshire Archery Society web site and you will find details of all the clubs in Shropshire. The sport caters for all abilities and ages and all the clubs have a junior section.
Shropshire Junior Team Manager
- Open to all juniors (up to 18) who want to improve their archery.
- All bow styles are welcome.
- Archers will need to have their own personal equipment including a minimum of 6 arrows. There will be an emphasis of working towards or taking part in competition and archers should be able to show evidence of having shot at least three rounds.
- Archers need to be accompanied by an adult.
- It is desirable that the junior should have a personal coach. Where this is not possible efforts will be made to pair the junior with a personal coach.
- The sessions will aim to support the work with the personal coach to achieve continuity of coaching.
- They will take place bi-monthly at Eaton Manor. The sessions will be subsidised by the County but a small charge on the day will be taken to help cover costs.
- Sessions run between 1:30 and 4:30.
Please see below a letter recieved from
Barry Du-Crow and Paul Gregory of the Longbow Ranking committee
Hi all LB Ladies and Gents.
To compliment the AGB rankings system and make the season a bit more exciting myself and Paul Gregory from Southampton AC have secured sponsorship from the "Longbow Shop" in the form of winners trophies and 2nd 3rd medals in the following categories. GMB, MB, Bowmen and below, for both Ladies and Gents. These are based on your classification at the start of the season.
I have been in discussion with Jon Nott of AGB and he is in full support and has offered his assistance and publicity.
The website is ready at https://sites.google.com/view/uk-longbow-ranking/home
The required rounds to gain a ranking and league position for both Longbow and Barebow are….2 x WA720 rounds 2 x wa1440 rounds and 1 x York/Hereford (depending on whether Gent or Lady) These must be Record status tournaments.
I will be entering the results from published scores and also Jon Nott informs me that there will be a page on the AGB site for Longbow archers to submit their scores throughout the season, these will be mailed to me (and entered as provisional results until I see the tournament results published)
Jon Nott expressed a desire to increase the competing longbow archers from 37 (on last years rankings table) to 100. This is something we will strive to do.
An important part of our league is that we are rewarding 1st 2nd and 3rd in all classes which gives much more encouragement to those climbing up the ladder so to speak.
We view this first year as very much work in progress and would like to develop the league with maybe adding a Championship division for Archers up to 1st class with shorter distance tournaments NON record status and also a junior league
Look forward to hearing your views
Longbow Ranking committee
PS. We have also mirrored the system for Barebow and have Nick Hayball from Southampton AC who will run this.
The barebow league have now gained sponsorship from “The Archery Shop” in Bournemouth.
As well as trophies and medals the barebow league has gained £200 of prize money in archery shop vouchers in £30 awards for first in each category sponsored by partsland.co.uk.
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