On Saturday 17th March, Sam Dixon, Neil Clarke and James Beckett set a new world record of 31 hours continuous shooting to raise money for Sport Relief at the Bowbrook Archery clubhouse near Withington.
During the time between Friday morning and Saturday afternoon they shot a combined total of 4,797arrows, scored 35,411 points between them and walked over 12 miles apiece between the shooting line and the targets
Club chairman Sam said 'We are proud of what we've achieved but we could not have done it without the support of the club members.'
Their efforts, combined with other activities at the club's open day, have raised over £750 for Sport Relief, with more money still coming in.
Tired but successful; Archers Neil Clarke, Sam Dixon and James Beckett after 31 hours of shooting.
Huge congratulations to Penny Healey, a member of Bowbrook Archers, SAS, and WMAS, who, at the age of twelve, has won GOLD in the Recurve Youth Girls category. Fifteen points clear of the runner up, she won GB's first Gold of the event in Nimes, France.
Well done, Penny.
On the 16th September Shropshire took a team to Droitwich, Worcestershire to compete in the WMAS Junior Intercounty Competition.
As team manager I selected a team of 16 archers from different clubs to represent Shropshire.
At the end of the days shooting Shropshire lifted the Trophy.
I am writing this article to say how proud i am to be part of the team .
What a day I am so proud of you all, only six of you made the team for the Trophy but everyone of you was brilliant.
It was obvious to all that you enjoyed the day, the way you laughed, mixed and bonded as a team was noticed by the other team managers.
Your parents must be proud of you, your clubs should be proud of you and you represented Shropshire with style.
Kaitlyn Mary and Rhian claimed a Fita Star award but all of you need to check the web site below to see if you can claim an EAF Cross.
A mention for Holly Hulse who could not share the day because of being unwell on the morning of the shoot, i hope you are feeling better.
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