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.
Report by Heather Bayliss