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
Up and coming EMAS Junior Tournament Sydney Bond 2021, taking place on 12th September.
This year due to the various strange going on within the world the Sydney bond was historically a Bristol round but this year it has been change to nationals and unlike the Senior round it has stayed as National rounds to be shot!
From the same approach as we took with the seniors the following archers who have agreed to represent the county in this event.
Jack Sharpe – Wellingborough OAC
Rose Sharpe – Wellingborough OAC
Archie Bromley – Archers of Raunds
Thomas Simms – Bicester Archers
Nyah West-Ley – Wellingborough OAC
Amy Halsall – Wellingborough OAC
Lillie Sutthikott – Banbury Cross Archers
Maissie Hailes – Wellingborough OAC
We all wish you the best for the event, enjoy yourselves and have a great day!
Up and coming EMAS Senior Inter-counties Tournament (Thoresby) 2021.
As we know it’s been a strange year and this year the selection for the shoot has had to take a different approach after contacting the ‘selectors’ from each club it was decided that I would need to canvas the archers that had taken part in various team events.
EMAS had originally mentioned that the Thoresby this year would be a 720 round but at the eleventh hour the event was changed back to its historical York/Hereford format.
From the approach taken we have the following archers who have agreed to represent the county in this event.
Steve Allen – Targetcraft Archers
Ioannis Chrisinas – Northampton AC
Rebecca Stevens – Towcester Archers
Mark Bennet – Wellingborough OAC
Mick Lovell – Northampton AC
Mark Allison – Kettering Archers
Sandra Allison – Kettering Archers