REDHILL Archers’ Wythall Park hosted the Open Junior Championships on behalf of West Midlands Archery Society (WMAS) and County of Worcestershire Archery Association (CWAA) and there was huge success for the home club.
The juniors shot age-related Bristol rounds – 12 dozen arrows at three different distances.
Redhill Archers scores, out of a possible 1,296, were as follows: Bristol 1 Junior Gents Recurve – 1st place Charlie Medhurst, 1,001.
Bristol 3 Junior Gents Recurve – 2nd place William Roberts, 694.
Bristol 2 Junior Gents Longbow – 1st place Adam Williams, 82.
Bristol 4 Junior Gents Recurve – 2nd place Jack Keen, 948; 3rd place Dillan Keen, 215.
Bristol 2 Junior Ladies Recurve – 1st place Freya Palmer, 1,192.
Bristol 3 Junior Ladies Recurve – 2nd place Heike Palmer, 1,232; 4th place Amy Roadknight, 1,044.
Bristol 4 Junior Ladies Recurve – 3rd place Grace Waterhouse, 1,085.
Bristol 5 Junior Ladies Recurve – 2nd place Isabelle Roberts, 1,035; 3rd place Abigail Hedges, 1,013; 4th place Yusra Asad, 933; 5th place Willow Caley, 801; 6th place Paige Mansell, 599.
Team trophy – 1st place, 3,509. The team was made up of top scorers Freya Palmer, Heike Palmer and Grace Waterhouse.
Redhill Archers chairwoman Sharon Medhurst said: “What an amazing day we had at the WMAS/CWAA Junior Championships at Redhill. All of our juniors were awesome with some brilliant results, but most of all they had fun and we are proud of them all.”
THE FOLLOWING week some of the juniors were selected to shoot for Worcestershire in the Regional Junior Inter-Counties match at Audco Archers in Newport, Shropshire.
They shot a 12-dozen Metric round which was compatible to their age. All archers shot 144 arrows – at four different distances – and at the two closer distances the target faces reduced in size, maintaining the difficulty throughout.
Despite the wind, Worcestershire (8,978 points) finished a close second to Shropshire (9,092). Warwickshire were third, Staffordshire fourth and Herefordshire fifth.
Andrew Stanford, chairman of the CWAA and also one of the Archery GB regional judges who was officiating at the event, said: “Our junior team may not have won on the day, but they should all feel winners in themselves.
“As a county, we have some amazing juniors who are doing so well. We have several who are part of Archery GB’s Team GB Academy and also many who are young ambassadors to the sport.
“I am so proud of all our juniors. They are an asset to the wider county team and to the sport as a whole.”