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Congratulation to Callum Piggott, Max Oakley & Violet Walker on being selected to
shoot for GB in the European Youth Cup in Bulgaria 15th - 20th April 2024

SHROPSHIRE ARCHERY SOCIETY COUNTY OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hosted by LONG MYND ARCHERS At NEW HOUSE FARM CHURCH STRETTON SY6 7JH SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17 2023

Awards presented by Alison Williamson MBE 2023 Champions

 

Ladies Recurve 50+.  Louise Butcher, Long Mynd

 Gents Recurve, Malcolm Bayliss, Long Mynd

 Gents Recurve 50+, Martin Gulliver, Audco 

Ladies Compound, Rebecca Bodkin Audco 

Gents Compound, Rob Healey, Bowbrook

Gents Longbow, Ken Milloy, Archers of Teme

Champion Girl Recurve, Katie Mundy-Gill, Bowbrook

Champion Boy Recurve, Lewis Bodkin, Audco

 

17 Rose awards claimed.

1 six gold end

3 National records – Subject to ratification

7 County records 

Please see full results here

Junior Masters 2023

 

Our County Juniors have been at it again at this year's Junior Masters, hosted by Deer Park Archers. Saturday saw our Recurve Juniors compete followed by our Barebow and Compound Archers on Sunday. 

 

The weather for the weekend was intense! Saturday we saw temperatures break 30c with blistering sunshine, whilst on Sunday was slightly cooler, cloudier and with periods of rain dampening the day. All in all, though the Juniors gave it their absolute all! 

 

Individually awards went to:

 

Saturday

Lewis Bodkin - Gold in the U15 Mens Recurve Junior Masters Final, Silver in the Junior Masters Shoot Off and Silver in the U15 Mens Recurve Junior Archery Series (JAS). 

Alex Sillitoe-Price - Silver in the U15 Mens Recurve Junior Masters Final, Gold in the U15 Mens Recurve JAS and Gold Recurve Champion of Champions JAS.

Callum Piggot - Silver in the U21 Mens Recurve Final

Zack Bruckshaw- Gold in the U12 Mixed Recurve Final and Gold in the U12 Mixed Recurve JAS

 

Sunday

Tom Wiggin - Silver in the U18 Mens Barebow Junior Masters Final, Gold in the U18 Mens Barebow Junior Archery Series (JAS) and Gold Barebow Champion of Champions JAS.

 

 

Although no medals were awarded to Toby Wiggin, Katie Mundy-Gill or Violet Walker I want to give them a mention for their attendance, perseverance in the heat and generally making Shropshire Proud! 

 

Well done!!

Shropshire Juniors Proving To Be The Best!!!

 

There’s no denying we have some very strong Junior archers in our county and Shropshire Archery Society are extremely proud of you all! I just want to take a moment to share some of the achievements from our Archers over the past couple of months. 

 

First up we have Penny Healey who has worked tirelessly and has gained GB their first space in the upcoming Olympics in 2024 what a marvellous achievement. 

 

Next up we have Max Oakley who didn’t just win Day 1 of the recent National Tour in Surrey but also DAY 2!! Max had some super strong competition, taking both days head-to-head battles down to single arrow shoot offs, keeping his cool and shooting strong at all time. 

 

At the recent Junior National Outdoor Championships we had a strong force of archers raising the Shropshire Flag. Max Oakley, Lewis Bodkin, Alex Sillitoe-Price and Katie Mundy-Gill took home Gold for Team Shropshire during the event. 

 

Individually, awards went to the following archers

 

Day 1

Callum Piggott - Mens Recurve U21 - 1st Place

Max Oakley - Mens Recurve U18 - 1st Place

Lucas Meadows - Mens Compound U18 - 2nd Place

Tom Wiggin - Mens Barebow U16 - 1st Place

Violet Walker - Ladies Compound U16 - 2nd Place

Lewis Bodkin - Mens Recurve U15 - 1st Place

Alex Sillitoe-Price - Mens Recurve U14 - 1st Place

Hector Elwell - Mens Recurve U12 - 3rd Place

 

 

Day 2

Callum Piggott - Mens Recurve U21 - 1st Place

Max Oakley - Mens Recurve U18 - 1st Place

Lucas Meadows - Mens Compound U18 - 2nd Place

Tom Wiggin - Mens Barebow U16 - 1st Place

Violet Walker - Ladies Compound U16 - 2nd Place

Lewis Bodkin - Mens Recurve U15 - 1st Place

Alex Sillitoe-Price - Mens Recurve U14 - 1st Place

Hector Elwell - Mens Recurve U12 - 1st Place

Next up we have the Youth Festival. Good Luck to all taking part, let’s see how strong the Shropshire Junior team force will be there! Keep up the good work.

Reported by Rebecca Bodkin

Congratulations to our Shropshire YouthCup Medal Winners Max Oakley and Megan Costall representing Great Britian in Switzerland.

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Max Oakley won a Bronze medal in the Recurve Under 18 Men's Team event and also another Bronze medal in the Recurve mixed Under 18's.

Megan Costall won a Silver medal in the Recurve Under 21 Woman's Team.

Shropshire's Callum Piggott narrowly missed out in the Bronze match Recurve Under 21 Men's Team

The 2023 WMAS Senior and Junior Inter Counties matches will be held on Sunday 1st October 2023.

This year’s event will be hosted by Warwickshire at Meriden Archery Club.

Arrival between 8am and 8:15am followed by three ends of sighters.

The competition shall begin at 9am.

The round for all archers will be a double WA720.

Archers will shoot on foam bosses, four archers to a target in two details.

Each end will be six arrows shot in four minutes.

Submission Form are below for the Senior Team.  Junior Team Manager email Rebecca Bodkin.

WMAS County Teams will be made up of the follow criteria :-

After a competitive selection process, three of our talented young Shropshire archers have been selected for the team to represent Great Britain at the European Youth Cup in Switzerland.

Congratulations to Megan Costall, Max Oakley and Callum Piggott

 

Follow results here

 

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5 - 10 June 2023

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Sunguarding – Archery

Sun protection guidelines for those participating, spectating, or working in sport or outdoor recreation. The following specific tips and advice have been verified by Professor Brian Diffey, and approved by Archery GB.

A Huge Congratulations to Penny Healey for taking the Individual Gold Medal
at the Hyundai Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkiye.

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Head over to Archery GB website for the full story

Shropshire Archery Society County Indoor Shoot 2023  Hosted by Audco Archers

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Congratulations to the following Junior Archers who shot the

Archery GB Junior Outdoor Championships, 2nd & 3rd July, Lilleshall

 

Day 1 Metrics

Lauren Rawlings 1st Ladies 1440 Bowbrook

Tom Wiggin 1st Barebow Metric 3 Audco

Lewis Bodkin 1st Recurve Metric 3 Audco

Violet Walker 1st Compound Metric 4 Bowbrook

Hector Elwell 1st Recurve Metric 4 Long Mynd

 

Callum Piggott, Matthew Loughran, Toby Wiggin & Katie Mundy- Gill also shot

 

Day 2 Bristols

Lauren Rawlings 1st Hereford Bowbrook

Tom Wiggin 1st Barebow Bristol 3 Audco

Lewis Bodkin 1st Recurve Bristol 3 Audco

Alex Sillitoe-Price 1st Recurve Bristol 4 Hafren

 

Callum Piggott, Matthew Loughran, Toby Wiggin, Katie Mundy- Gill, Violet Walker & Hector Elwell also shot

Congratulations to Dave Baron (LMA) for winning Gold at the World Police & Fire Games in Rotterdam

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Good Luck to all our Shropshire Youth Archers this week shooting at the GB Archery Youth Festival at Lilleshall  and the European Youth Cup in Bucharest

Youth Festival 2022

Lauren Rawlings, Callum Piggott, Katie Tonkinson, Toby Wiggin,  Katie Mundy-Gill, Matthew Loughran, Lewis Bodkin, Violet Walker, Lucas Meadows, Tom Wiggin

European Youth Cup 2022

Max Oakley & Megan Costall

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A Big Congratulations to Shropshire Archers
Megan Costall & Max Oakley 
for being selected to compete at the European Youth Cup in Bucharest, following a competitive selection process.

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Bowbrook's inspirational Max Oakley features in the Summer Edition of Archery UK

"AGB Young Ambassador Supports School's Archery Initiative"
 read full article here

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UK Masters 2022

4th & 5th June 2022, Lilleshall

Despite the challenging wind, rain and unseasonably cool conditions this weekend our Shropshire County Archers shone bright!!

Five of our County archers took part: Yulia Hinckley-Larkins, Ryan Holden and Amy V Bode from Bowbrook Archers, Megan Costall from Hafren Foresters, and Katie Tonkinson from Audco Archers.

Yulia finished the second day to take the title of UK Master 2022 Recurve Ladies, with Megan Costall close behind in 2nd place.                   

Ryan Holden took the Men's Recurve 3rd place on the podium.  Congratulations!!

Read in full here:-

https://www.archerygb.org/uk-masters-2022-challenges-and-triumphs/

Yulia Hinckley- Larkins & Ryan Holden

Bowbrook Archers

Winner Yulia, 2nd place Megan Costall -  Hafren Fosterers

3rd Place winner Ryan Holden - Bowbrook Archers

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County Archers go International.......

Congratulations goes to Bowbrook Archer Conor Hall for his recent success at the Veronica's World Cup in Slovenia, 6th-8th May 2022.

Conor qualified in 1st place with a PB of 677, the highest gents recurve score in 6 years in this tournament.

Conor went on to take the Bronze Medal for the Individual gents recurve and the Bronze Medal for the Mixed Team event with teammate Louisa Piper.

Congratulations also goes to Lauren Rawlings who competed in her first outdoor international tournament.

Bowbrook Archer Max Oakley visits a local school to talk about Archery.......

We have been fortunate this week to welcome in some visitors to school to share their knowledge of different sports and to enthuse us with how we can also try new disciplines.

First up, we welcomed Max Oakley, a Y10 student at our of our academy trust schools, the Grove in Market Drayton, who has big ambitions: he is aiming to represent team GB at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics in archery! Taking time out from his training (6 days a week) as well as his studies, Max shared his journey with us and how he had come to be a master at his sport. Max regularly shoots targets from 70 metres away, which must take a huge amount of patience, skill and concentration. He shared that he had tried many sports, but that he just found his thing with Archery. This completely ties in with out vision for PE and school sport; we want our children to experience different sports and activities so that they leave us with one sport or game they want to pursue. Thank you Max for coming and all the best in your training! Here he is with head boy Josh, who is also a keen archer down in Church Stretton.

If you would like to have a go at archery, a couple of opportunities are coming up for our children. Bowbrook Archers (www.bowbrook-archers.co.uk) are hosting a ‘family have a go day’ on Saturday 9 April. Please check out the website for more information, and directions. ‘Start archery week’ is also being held between 14-22 May through Start Archery at various local locations, More information can be found on their website at www.start archery.co.uk.

23rd March 2022

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Huge Congratulations to Penny Healey!

Audco Archers associate member Penny Healey brings home the title as the recurve women's champion for The 2022 Indoor World Series Finals - read her story here

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National Indoor Championships 4th & 5th December 2021, Stoneleigh Park.

Shropshire Archers continue their strong presence in major tournaments......

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Junior Indoor Championship: - Congratulations goes to Bowbrook's Callum Piggott who won the Junior Indoor Championship overall title on Recurve and Bowbrook's Max Oakley who narrowly missed out on the Bronze medal to take 4th place.  Well done also goes to Toby Wiggin - Audco, Katie Mundy-Gill Bowbrook, Lewis Bodkin - Audco, Violet Walker - Bowbrook & Tom Wiggin - Audco.  Full list of result can be found here:-  www.ianseo.net/Details.php?toId=9400

 

Senior Indoor Championship: - Congratulation goes to Bowbrook's Stuart Taylor who took the title for Gents Compound, Bowbrook's Stevie Kent 3rd place Gents Recurve & Bowbrook's Conor Hall 8th place. Recurve ladies Penny Healey AGB Shrops 5th place & Charlotte-Llewellyn-Smith AGB Shrops 7th place, Well done also goes to Yulia Larkin - Bowbrook, Lauren Rawlings - Bowbrook, Katie Tonkinson & Jessica Hulse - Audco, Amy Bode - Bowbrook.  Junior archers Callum Piggott & Max Oakley - Bowbrook, shot in the Seniors for the first time. Ryan Holden - Bowbrook, Phil Hinckley - Bowbrook and Tim Skuker - Bowbrook. Shropshire County also won the Best County Team Trophy.   Congratulations must also goes to Bowbrook's associate member Patrick Huston for taking the overall title on Recurve.  Full Results can be found here:- www.ianseo.net/Details.php?toId=9399

Fantastic results to finish the year on - now all eyes on what our talented archers can achieve for 2022!

WMAS Senior Intercounty Shoot October 2021

Congratulation!  To the Shropshire Senior Squad:- Yulia Lakins, Katie Tonkinson, Jenny Collins, Stevie Kent, Ryan Holden, Phil Hinckley, Rob Healey, Callum Piggott, Rebecca Bodkin, James Beckett, Ian Walker, Michelle Szulc, Ken Milloy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Awards went to :-

Yulia Larkins - Recurve Ladies, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal

Katie Tonkinson - Recurve Ladies, Bronze Medal

Stevie Kent - Recurve Gents, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal

Ryan Holden - Recurve Gents, Bronze Medal

Rebecca Bodkin - Compound Ladies, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal

James Beckett - Compound Gents, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal

Michelle Szulc - Ladies Longbow, Gold Medal, Roy Matthews Medal

 Collectively the team won:-

Recurve Team - Gold Medal

Compound Team - Gold Medal

County Team Trophy

Result can be found here

Photos from the day here

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More Shropshire County Success at the Archery GB Club and Volunteer Awards:-

Congratulation to AUDCO ARCHERS

Winners of the Community Club of the Year 2021

 

Croesoswallt Archers were placed 'Highly Commended' in the

top 3 clubs nominated for the award.

Full details of the awards can be found here

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WMAS Junior Champions!

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Congratulations to the Shropshire Junior Squad who have won the WMAS Junior Inter-County cup for the 4th year in a row!  On Saturday 11th September the team competed in the WMAS Inter-County & Open Junior Championships hosted by Redhill Archers. 

 

Fantastic result!

Results

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Congratulations to Penny Healey!

A record breaking weekend for Shropshire Archer Penny Healey.

Saturday 4th September 2021, Meriden Archery Club, Penny shot a 680 WA720 claiming a European Junior Record, along with a Junior and Senior UK National Record.

Sunday 5th September 2021, Penny won the Ladies Recurve National Tour Championships and is the youngest National Tour Champion at just 16 years old!

 

What a fantastic achievement!

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Grand National Archery Meeting 21st to 23rd August 2021

A Very Successful Weekend!

 

The Grand National Archery Meeting (GNAM) is shot over for three days. This was the 166th time the event has been held, with a handful of occasions missed owing to war, flooding, and most recently, Covid-19.

GNAM’s usual format is a Double York or Double Hereford for the gents and ladies, respectively. The third day is a Long National, which is shot by everyone. The reason for the third day is to allow the double rounds to conclude in case of bad weather on the first two days, thus allowing the trophies to be awarded. However, if this is not required, a handicap shoot takes place using the GNAM handicap system.

Last weekend saw a number of Shropshire Archers from Bowbrook Archers and Croesoswallt Archers head off to compete, (including Patrick Huston associate member of Bowbrook Archers). 

Many trophies and awards were presented:-  Yulia Larkins, Lauren Rawlings, Phil Hinckley, Max Oakley, Callum Piggott, Lyn Anderson & Patrick Huston (who also broke 2 UK Records).

Full results can be found of Ianseo, The full list of Trophy and Award winners will be on the Archery GB Website, GNAM 2021 shortly.  Congratulations also goes to Michelle Szulc for obtaining her 2nd Master Bowman score and the worst white on Longbow!!

Results

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