September 22nd, 2016

Archers celebrate their successes at awards evening

REDDITCH Company of Archers celebrated a successful season at their awards evening earlier this month.

There were honours handed out to the winners of both the indoor and outdoor championships.

The winners are pictured, back row, left to right – Elizabeth Leyser (ladies clout champion), Ann Giles (ladies outdoor champion), Paul Reilly (overall gents barebow champion), Glen Leyser (overall junior gents champion), John Baldwin (gents compound indoor and overall club champion), Heidi Smith (CWAA handicap improvement for outdoor summer 2014), Nathan Smith (junior gents under 14 indoor club champion), John Bedford (indoor gents handicap adjusted club champion), Sue Davis (indoor ladies recurve champion); front row, left to right – Grace Westwood (overall junior clout club champion), Richard Giles (gents recurve indoor, outdoor and clout club champion), Lily Westwood (indoor junior lady under 12 club champion).

MULTIPLE award-winner Richard Giles secured an impressive victory at the Droitwich Archery Society Double Worcester competition held at Royal Worcester Grammar School.

Giles, who won the men’s recurve with a score of 582/600, was very pleased with his victory and is looking forward to the remainder of the indoor season.

He received his trophy from the Lord Mayor of Worcester.

GLEN Leyser was the club’s overall junior club champion and he also scored six golds during the outdoor competition.

His furthest distance at present is 60 yards outdoor and, if an archer scores all six arrows in the gold – a score of 54 – at their furthest distance, Archery GB awards a special badge.

This can only be claimed once by an archer and is a difficult achievement.

Leyser is pictured with his junior champion trophy and his badge which was awarded at the same time and also with his all-gold end.

HEIDI Smith gained a handicap improvement award from County of Worcestershire Archery Association (CWAA) for the best handicap improvement for the 2014 outdoor season.

She shared this award with Sarah Trout from Evesham, so was presented with it at the awards evening to enjoy for the second six months.

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