Congratulations to Northamptonshire’s Junior Recurve team for winning this years Syndey Bond Trophy at the EMAS Inter-county team tournament! The event was held on Sunday 27th July, hosted by Aequus Archers in Loscoe in Derbyshire.
The recurve team, made up of Imogen Neville, Amber Wilkins, Katie Bayliss, Ruby Paul, Neve Spence and Daniel Nixon, scored 5451 points overall, ahead of Lincolnshire who scored 5306, Leicestershire & Rutland 5296, Nottinghamshire 5140 and Derbyshire 4666.
Katie Bayliss won the ladies Bristol II round with a new county record score of 1104. Amber Wilkins come second with 943. Daniel Nixon came third in the gents Bristol I with 864. Imogen Neville was just short of a ladies Bristol III record with 1145 finishing in second place. Ruby Paul won the ladies Bristol IV with 1136. And Neve Spence won the ladies Bristol 5 with a fantastic score of 1202, just two points short of the current county record.
The compound team shot well also but were unfortunately unable to field a full team. Kayleigh Dunkley shot a new Bristol II county record with 1068. And George Stubbs finished in second place in the gents Bristol II with 1100.
This is a great results for Northamptonshire, and show’s the great progress being made by our junior archers. A special mention should go to Archers of Raunds who are doing a great job in bringing their junior archers through.
On 30th August 2014, East Midlands Archery Society are holding a training day open to all senior archers affiliated to EMAS.
It is the first training day of its kind and is part of the Pathway to the EMAS Senior Squad. The day will be informal, will include an open discussion about the future development of the Squad and will include a FITA 720 round.
The venue is Sherwood Archers gound at Southwell, Notts. It’s £5 for person.
Owen Murray from Bicester Archers has been selected to shoot for England in the Commonwealth Euro Nations match being held in Cardiff on 1st – 3rd August 2014.
Owen shoots in the Cadet age group (14-17), has been shooting for 6 years. He decided in 2012 after the Olympics to apply for the new Archery GB Academy system, and after 14 months of selection processes he was awarded a place on the Southern Academy in August 2013.
Owen has progressed quickly after joining the Academy and had good results indoors at the JNIC in Coventry coming 6th in the U16 age group and he then continued this on at The 3rd leg of The World Indoor Cup event in Telford in January.
He qualified for the event in 26th place but unfortunately lost out in the 1st round of the H2H matches to the much more experienced and eventual Silver Medalist David Van Der Spek, who had travelled from Canada to shoot.
Owens has started the outdoor season with lots of new PBs and several county records. He has also got his first Archery GB qualifying score in a Metric 1 at the Stafford Junior FITA.
Commenting on his achievement, Owen said “I am very proud to be selected to shoot for England and I hope to do everyone proud who knows me and who has helped to support my archery. I also hope to continue my progress and be able to get the other two qualifying scores to enable me to be selected for the EAF and Archery GB teams for international events next year.”