Denitsa Wins Barebow Bronze at JNOC 2022

Denitsa Wins Barebow Bronze at JNOC 2022

Denitsa Dimitrova of Northampton AC won a bronze medal in the Under 16 Ladies Barrow Metric III, at the Junior National Outdoor Championship on 2-3 July at Lilleshall. She missed out on a medal by just 3 points on Day 2. Once ratified her score of 959 will also be a new NCAS county record.

Denitsa said, “It was my first National challenge and only my 3rd competition after I started to compete barebow in March this year. It was a lot of pressure as I competed with many experienced archers and I had no idea about the structure of the competition. It was also a great experience to shoot with the Junior Archery GB Team members as they are real athletes with high spirit and sport attitude. Although I felt nervous in the beginning everyone was friendly and made me feel relaxed and comfortable as a novice. I did my best in both of the days despite the heavy rain, equipment failure and the multiple interruptions of the competition. I needed to utilise all my body and mind to compete on the highest level at all times. I couldn’t have won without the continuous support and encouragement from my NAC team and WOAC coaches. Thank you all for believing in me.”

Many congratulations to Denitsa!

Archie & Daisy bring back medals from JNOC 2022

Archie & Daisy bring back medals from JNOC 2022

Many congratulations to Archie Bromley of Archers of Raunds, and Daisy Simpson of Banbury Cross Archers. Both came away from last weekend’s Junior Nationals at Lilleshall with medals!

Archie finished in 1st place on Day 1 in the Gents Recurve Under 16 Metric II, and then finished in 1st place again on Day 2 for the Bristol II round, making him Under 16 Gents Recurve National Champion!

Daisy finished in 3rd place on Day 2 in the Under 18 Ladies Barebow and setting a new county record in the process. Daisy was asked about the weekend by Archery GB who published her response on their website.

Very well done to them both!

Results Day 1Results Day 2

Junior Nationals 2014

Junior Nationals 2014

Northants Juniors turned up in force to the National Junior Outdoor Championships, held at Lilleshall on the 5th and 6th July. A total of 14 Juniors from Corby Archers, Archers of Raunds and Banbury Cross Archers had a very successful and enjoyable weekend, probably the most juniors Northants has ever seen attend, which was great to see.

On the Saturday they shot Metric rounds with some of the Corby Archers gaining top 3 positions. Sophia Eaves took the Barebow trophy in the Junior Ladies Metric V, Finley Lancashire coming 2nd in the Jnr Gents Recurve Metric IV and Isabelle Croyden coming 3rd in the Jnr ladies Barebow Metric IV. Katie Bayliss of Archers of Raunds was just outside the medals in 4th in the Jnr Ladies Metric II.

Sunday saw another good showing with Sophia again winning the Barebow Bristol V and Finley again coming 2nd in the Recurve Bristol IV. Northants were placed 5th overall out of 28 counties represented in the County Mixed Recurve competition with 4623 points, made up of Finley Lancashire (1194), Ruby Paul (1174), Neve Spence (1131) and Lyla Lancashire (1124), this is probably the highest position Northants has ever achieved at the Junior Nationals. Congratulations all.

Full Results

Report by Heather Bayliss