Congratulations to Susan Corless of Northampton AC, for qualifying for this years Archery GB National Tour final.
Susan said on social media; “Yes! I’ve qualified for the 2019 @archerygbofficial National Tour Finals. Having just missed out last year I was even more determined to make the top 8 this year. Looking forward to seeing this years new venue!”
Congratulations also to Ruby Paul of Wellingborough OAC, who ranked first for the National Tour Junior Key Event Finals, also taking place as part of the finals weekend.
Long time county archer and defending National Tour champion James Mason, also qualified for the finals
The Finals take place on 28 & 29 September 2019, and the stunning venue of Caldicot Castle in Monmouthshire. For more information visit: https://www.archerygb.org/ntfinal
Bicester Archers are holding an open archery have-a-go session on Sunday 18th August at Bicester Sports Association, Tudor Jones Building Green Lane, Chesterton OX26 1TH
The session is free for everyone, any age to come and try archery. The only rule they have is please have your free go and then if there is a queue just join the queue again where you can have a go with our soft archery sets while you’re waiting.
Today I had the privilege of standing in for Martin Ross as county captain as the NCAS junior team took part in the EMAS inter counties tournament for the Sydney Bond Trophy (Recurve) & Bingham Ceramics trophy (Compound).
After a wild day of weather on Saturday I was relieved to wake up to a calm breeze and the early signs of a sunny Sunday. At least I could be sure I wasn’t going to loose any of my junior team to Wizard of Oz style winds which had been my concern on Saturday!!
As we arrived the sun disappeared and as assembly started we saw the beginnings of some heavy rain!!
The juniors stayed in good spirits and got on with it and were rewarded with the return of the sunshine with scattered showers. The rain was bearable it was the mud that was the bigger issue!!
Throughout the day our recurve team maintained a steady 3rd position whilst the compounds shot well but were in last place.
As always the spirit of the Northampton team shone through and I am proud to have been their captain today. No complaining and lots of supporting each other, as teams should do.