The summer season is barely a couple of weeks old but Rayleigh Juniors (and Seniors, including our favourite judge, and not forgetting coaches and parents!) are making their mark on it with some style1
On Saturday 6th June, a rowdy band of Red Ants travelled west to Noak Hill for the annual Essex County Junior Championships, contesting the various Bristol rounds in both recurve and compound categories and practically filling the line with our new shirts!
The Red Ants put on their game faces…
Full results to follow soon, but as evidenced by the trophy in the photo, we brought home the bling! Everyone was impressed by our achievements, turnout and demeanour – well done to all the Juniors, parents and coaches for a great day of archery.
On Sunday 7th, the seniors pitched up to contest their own annual championships. Paul and Tim took to the line in the gent’s recurve York, Chris Clayton in compound York, Marie M in ladies bare bow Western (the only entrant!) and Carmella – our Visually Impaired (VI) champion – in the ladies recurve.
Again, full results will follow but as with the juniors the day before, we acquitted ourselves admirably: Paul hammered home Bronze medal in the Gent’s Recurve, Marie won her category and Carmella also medalled (* sorry, can’t recall the result but will fix when they are released!).
All in all a fantastic weekend of fair weather (if a little blowy up there on the hill) and wonderful results for the club!