Congratulations to both Ruby Paul of Wellingborough OAC, and Archie Bromley of Archers of Raunds, for winning medals at the Archery GB Youth Festival, held at Lilleshall from 28th July to 2nd August 2019.
Ruby, who is off to the Youth World Championships in Madrid later this month to represent Great Britain, won two gold medals and one silver medal. The first medal came in the mixed team event where she won silver alongside Kavin Premaratne. In the junior ladies lecurve team event she won gold alongside Rachel Moon and Hannah Rowley. Then came the individual junior ladies recurve gold medal after being taken to a one arrow shoot off by Rachel Moon. Ruby won it in dramatic style with a 10!
Archie did fantastically, winning a recurve cub men’s team bonze medal along side Max Oakley and Oscar Reilly. And also made it athrough to the quarter finals in both the individual and mixed team competitions.
Huge congratulations to Susan Corless of Northampton AC, for picking up a team silver medal at the Berlin stage of the Archery World Cup, alongside team mates Sarah Moon and Ella Gibson.
The Great Britain Ladies Compound team made it all the way to the gold medal match, where they narrowly missed out to a very on form Turkish team.
This was only Susan’s second World Cup appearance, and the result has moved Susan up in the World Archery rankings by 78 places to 65th. And helped to moved the Great Britain Ladies Compound team up from 8th to 5th.
Congratulations also to long time county archer James Mason, for winning the mixed team gold medal alongside Ella Gibson. An excellent display in the final against Slovenia ended a long seven year wait for a GB gold medal at a World Cup event.
The awesome Derek Bett of Kettering Archers archers has broken his own Gents Barebow county record for the WA1440 round with a ridiculous score of 1106.
Once ratified this should also be a new EMAS regional and national record.
Derek also improved his county records for the 70m distance with 279, and 50m distance with 275. The new records were achieved at the UK record status, NCAS 1st Caswell Trophy Shoot on 5th May 2019, once again kindly hosted by Kettering Archers.