European Archery Championship 2016, Nottingham.
The 24th European Archery Championship finals took place on 28th – 29th May. Teams from 44 countries competed at the event and for the top spots within the Old Market Square in the heart of Nottingham. The event was especially significant because it was used to award Olympic places for Rio 2016 for some of the countries and individual archers. You can read about the event and see the results here: http://euroarchery2016.org/news/7116.php; or go to World Archery website here: http://worldarchery.org/news/search?field_competitions_target_id=14530.
Or you can ask all about it our very own club members who went there for the recurve event and enjoyed an amazing archery showdown in historical City of Nottingham. See phots of Phyllis, Nessa, Pete and Maya huddled up the venue at the end of the day, and Pete and Maya being star struck by the 2008 Olympic gold medallist Viktor Ruban!
P.S. The people of Nottingham really do stretch out the Robin Hood connection and use the name and image everywhere. No really, everywhere! :)
EA Development Squad
After successfully running the The East Area of Scotland Development Squad last year with two of the squad members progressing to the Scottish National Squad, Moira is once again running the squad this year!
The development Squad is for archers who have achieved First Class or Bowman level and is a structured programme designed to help archers progress to Master Bowman and therefore eligible to be picked for the Scottish National Squad.
Five of our members, Phyllis Pettett, Nessa Dunsmore, Patricia Malone, Toni Smillie and Alan Martin were invited on to the squad which ran it's first squad day on 20 February 2016. The staff involved in the day consisted of a mixture of coaches and some of the top Recurve and Compound archers in Scotland, four of whom have shot internationally for Great Britian, so a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience being passed on to the squad.
Some of the GB Team members practising after the session was finished.
Johnny Wins Stage 2 of EA Junior & Novice Showdown!
On 27 February 2016 the 2nd stage of the EA Junior & Novice Showdown took place in Armadale
Falkirk came out on top with Johnny Riddoch winning the Novice category.
Well done Johnny another fantastic result for Falkirk!