Congratulations to Lizzie Cantopher and Susan Corless of NAC. Both archers have been picked to represent England at this years National Indoor Championships in Coventry on 7th December.
This is the second year running that Lizzie has been selected for the ladies recurve team. Having shot for England at last years event, she helped England to victory over the other home nations.
For Susan to be selected for the ladies compound team is a fantastic achievement. Having only switched from shooting recurve to compound less than a year ago, when she thought she might have to give up shooting completely.
James Mason has been named as a reserve for the gents compound team.
Northants Archers Lizzie Cantopher of Northampton AC and Jon Bull of Targetcraft Archers, took part in the Nottingham Building Society, National Series Grand Final this weekend, 30th & 31st August, at the spectacular Wollaton Hall.
The Grand Final is made up of eight archers for each discipline; Gents Recurve, Ladies Recurve, Gents Compound and Ladies Compound. To qualify, the archers must gain enough points from several series events during the summer, with the top eight making it through.
On the Saturday, Lizzie shot fantastically well in the Ladies Recurve event. Making it to the semi finals and eventually winning the bronze medal by beating Ruth Welsh 6-2. When asked about her achievement she said: “It’s brilliant, I didn’t think I could do it and it just shows that archery is not just for young people.” ”It just shows what you can do when you break out of your comfort zone. It doesn’t matter how old you are, anything is achievable!” She also thanked her coach, Maggie Squires.
Jon shot in the Gents Compound event on the Sunday, but was beaten 146-134 by Matt Arnold in their quarter final match.
Northants archers shot well at this years EMAS Regional Indoor Championships, which took place on 18th November at the Joseph Whitaker Sports Hall in Rainworth, Notts.
Jon Bull of Targetcraft Archers won the junior gents compound section by equalling the current national record with 584!
In the senior gents compound, James Mason of WOAC finished in 3rd place overall (2nd place in EMAS) with 572. Paul Blamire also of WOAC was just behind James in 4th (3rd) place with 563. Tim Bull of Targetcraft was 6th with 546.
Lizzie Cantopher of WOAC unfortunately had to withdraw from the ladies recurve.
Dean Edwards of WOAC finished in 3rd place overall, narrowly missing out on the EMAS trophy by just two 10’s with and equal score for 1st place in EMAS with 561.