On Sunday 17th September the EMAS Sydney Bond Inter-Counties match was hosted by Lincoln Archers.
NCAS fielded almost a full team competing against Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Derbyshire and Leicestershire did not put in teams which was a great shame for such a great junior tournament.
For many of the young NCAS archers this was their 1st time shooting for the County. All our archers shot incredibly well, helping and supporting each other throughout the day. Despite shooting conditions not being the best as it was incredibly blustery many of our archers put in claims for Rose awards.
So how did NCAS do? Well, our young archers did amazing winning the team events for Recurve, Compound and Longbow. A huge big thank you to our Junior Squad who made my life as the Team Captain for the day very easy.
Well done juniors, you were amazing. A huge big thanks to Fii West-Ley for making sure we got some photos from this event.
Congratulations to all those who took part in this years revamped series. If you have any feedback or suggestions for how the series can be improved for next year, please email the NCAS Tournament Liaison, Paul Sharpe.
Photos courtesy of Dean Edwards, Luke Warwick & Lucy Stratton
Ahead of the NCAS Caswell Series Finals on 20th August, please can anyone who currently holds a Caswell trophy, contact Paul
Sharpe (NCAS Tournament Liason) to arrange for it to be available on the day.
The Sydney Bond – Junior EMAS Inter-counties Team Tournament 2021
Today I stood in as Team Captain for our Junior County Squad at the EMAS Junior InterCounties “Sydney Bond” match.
The teams were very much reduced from previous years and the round changed from the normal 12 dozen round to 6 dozen National rounds.
I am very proud of how our juniors welcomed each other before the start and helped each other throughout the tournament. There was most definitely some nervousness amongst our athletes as the sighters started but our archers soon settled down and shot fantastic, especially as for many it was the 1st tournament they had shot for 18 months. It was really great to see them all sit together at lunchtime and bond as a team.
Our recurve team finished in 3rd place and compound team finished 2nd.
Individually Northamptonshire received 2 awards – Archie Bromley (recurve) and Maisie Hailes (compound).
Nottinghamshire – 2834
Derbyshire – 2819
Northamptonshire – 2652
Lincolnshire – 1638
Lincolnshire – 640
Northamptonshire – 548