youngsters are on target at national archery contest
Burnham-On-Sea youngsters have competed in a national archery competition
and Molly Joyce travelled to the Junior National Outdoor Archery
Competition at Archery GBs base in Lilleshall, Shropshire.
who attends King Alfred School, competed in the U12 Boys recurve
bow category, which is the Olympic Bowstyle, and Molly, who attends
Brent Knoll Primary school, competed in the U12 girls Longbow category.
won both Saturday and Sunday's competitions, which means he is currently
the national indoor and outdoor archery champion in his age group.
finished second on both days, and was beaten by the previous year's
champion. Darraghs ultimate goal is to go to the Olympics.
The competition consisted of a metric round on the Saturday, where
the archers shot 144 arrows at distances measured in metres and
the targets had 10 scoring zones, 1 to 10.
Sunday there was an imperial round, where the archers shot 144 arrows
at distances measured in yards and the target had 5 scoring zones,
1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.
types of rounds consist of shooting a set number of arrows at different
distances. In Darraghs case this was between 40 and 10 metres
on the Saturday and 40 and 20 yards on the Sunday, and in Mollys
case this was between 30 and 10 metres on the Saturday and 30 and
10 yards on the Sunday.
are both members of Burnham Company of Archers who are based at
the BASC ground.
Those interested in trying archery can contact the club via its
website www.burnhamcompanyofarchers.co.uk and organise to come down
and have a go under expert guidance in a friendly environment. Archery
is a sport which can be enjoyed across all age groups.