Two young archery enthusiasts from Burnham-On-Sea have achieved success in the British Junior Indoor Archery Championships.

On Saturday December 1st both Molly and Darragh Joyce travelled to Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire to take part in the prestigious British Junior Indoor Archery Championships.

Molly is 12 and in year 7, and Darragh is 13 and in year 9, both attend The King Alfred School in Highbridge.

Molly was shooting in the U14 ladies longbow division, and Darragh in the U14 gents recurve division.

The competition involves shooting 60 arrows and a 60cm target 20 yards away. For Molly, who has just turned 12, this was her first tournament in the U14 age group.

After a hard fought competition Molly ended up in second place, narrowly beating the girl in third by only 8 points.

Darragh had an even closer battle in his group. All tournament the top three were only separated by a few points, with Darragh being narrowly beaten into third, losing out on 2nd by 3 points, and on first by 5 points.

On the day, both children who are members of Burnham Company of Archers, were supported by club member and Paralympic Gold and Silver medallist from Rio, Jo Frith.

This was the final national tournament of the year, which has seen both of them on the podium in all 11 national competitions they shot in.

Anyone interested in trying archery can contact Burnham Company of Archers via the website


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