Following the outdoor age group updates brought in by Archery GB at the start of the year, all current junior outdoor target county records prior to 1st January 2023, have now been archived, leaving most of the records now vacant.
NCAS are offering all current junior record holders a chance to reclaim their records into the new correct age group, by emailing the County Records Officer, Dean Edwards, before 1st January 2024. From this date, all previous junior outdoor records will only be accessible via the Historical Records Archive
Below are all of the current junior records for reference.
Congratulations to Derek Bett of Kettering Archers, for improving on his own county, regional and national Gents Barebow record for the York round, with and incredible score of 954. Derek achieved the record at Jolly Archers Record Status Autumn Shoot on 18th September 2022.
Denitsa Dimitrova of Northampton AC won a bronze medal in the Under 16 Ladies Barrow Metric III, at the Junior National Outdoor Championship on 2-3 July at Lilleshall. She missed out on a medal by just 3 points on Day 2. Once ratified her score of 959 will also be a new NCAS county record.
Denitsa said, “It was my first National challenge and only my 3rd competition after I started to compete barebow in March this year. It was a lot of pressure as I competed with many experienced archers and I had no idea about the structure of the competition. It was also a great experience to shoot with the Junior Archery GB Team members as they are real athletes with high spirit and sport attitude. Although I felt nervous in the beginning everyone was friendly and made me feel relaxed and comfortable as a novice. I did my best in both of the days despite the heavy rain, equipment failure and the multiple interruptions of the competition. I needed to utilise all my body and mind to compete on the highest level at all times. I couldn’t have won without the continuous support and encouragement from my NAC team and WOAC coaches. Thank you all for believing in me.”