Wow what a result!Shropshire Archery Juniors became West Midland Archery Champions for the third year running.Shropshire hosted the competition this year at the Audco Archers shooting ground in Newport where teams from Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire all competed for the WMAS Annual Challenge Cup.The archers shooting 12 dozen arrows consisting of 3 dozen arrows at 4 different distances according to age.Two years ago Shropshire won at Worcestershire last year at Warwickshire and now on home soil, we are becoming the team to beat.The team has archers from 9 years of age through to 17 years all shooting distanced according to their age.They all represented Shropshire their clubs and their families brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves, i certainly am as team manager.We are losing a few archers this year because of age and i wish them well shooting in the senior ranks now.We welcomed several new members this year and they all mixed well and performed brilliantly.The weather was lovely and sunny with a tricky wind but everybody shot well .Regards Ray
Penny Healey and her team mate Thomas Susca
Who together won the team GOLD medal
at the European Junior cup in Slovenia
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
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