Congratulations to Susan Corless of Northampton Archery Club for becoming Northamptonshire Local Sportswoman of the Year 2018. She has won the award for the second year running. This follows on from winning the award for Northampton Local Sportswoman of the Year just last month.
Well done also to Jack Sharpe from Wellingborough OAC, who was shortlisted for Disabled Sportsperson of the Year. Unfortunately he didn’t win the overall award, but it’s really great to have had two county archers in the running for these local awards.
Congratulations to Susan Corless of Northampton Archery Club, for winning Northampton Local Sportswoman of the Year 2018 for the second year running. Susan accepted the award as part of the local awards evening 17th October 2018. She is also once again short listed for Northamptonshire Awards on 8th November.
On Wednesday 31st October, at the Kettering Sports Awards Jon Bull of Kettering Archers was awarded Young Sportsman of the Year 2012. This tops off a really great year for Jon, also shortlisted for Sports Personality.
Jon now goes on to the Northamptonshire Sports Awards this Thursday 8th November. Where he will also be Joined by fellow Northants junior archer Bradley Denny of Archers of Raunds. Good luck to them both!
Northamptonshire Sport instigated a programme as a part of the build-up to the Olympics based on the year 2012. The programme is aimed at getting 20 Companies taking part in 12 sports. On the 20th June WOAC hosted, on behalf of NCAS, an archery session for 7 companies who expressed an interest in trying archery. Each team consisted of 4 members who were instructed in the basics of shooting followed by a team competition. From the feedback it was enjoyed by all and there were quite a few enquires for information about clubs throughout the County.
Archery was the first sport on the programme and to date the most popular event, equalled only by golf on team participation numbers. The winners of the competition – 1st Northamptonshire Sport A team, 2nd YMCA Trainers, 3rd Northamptonshire Rejects.
Thanks must go to WOAC club members who gave up an evening’s shooting to help and the rest of the club who were shunted to the far side of the field.