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!
Congratulations to Archie Bromley of Archers of Raunds, and Iulia Petre of Targetcraft Archers. Both have been selected to represent Great Britain, at the 2nd leg of the 2021 European Youth Cup taking place in Bucharest, Romania from 2-7 August.
“Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay in the first newsletter but it’s almost complete and will be posted out shortly.
The delay came following a number of contacts made and we just wanted to make sure I have absolutely covered all aspects from a safeguarding viewpoint.
I am pleased to say that with my mum’s help I have been in communication with the AGB safeguarding team and I have also attended my first AGB webinar representing you all as it was specifically about juniors and what clubs etc might do to communicate better but also to find out what we want and have our views represented. So, the newsletter is late I have been doing some bits of work for you.
Once the letter has landed and I will send an electronic copy to the webmaster to be accessed from the NCAS website for those who don’t receive it, if you have anything you want to ask or suggest for the next newsletter please do let me know and I do appreciate Pat’s kind allowance of the secretary email to allow messages to be passed on.
With lockdown easing I hope to see some of you soon.”