Falkirk Company of Archers

logoblacktransparent150squareFalkirk Company of Archers was founded in 1971 by a group of local enthusiasts and one founder member remains an active participant to this day. Since its formation our Club membership has included both Scottish and British champions. Two of our members competed in the first Commonwealth Games to host archery in 1982 in Australia and some regularly compete in Scottish and British national events. Moira Taylor, our club secretary, was the British Team manager for a period of four years culminating in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
We also have members who play an important role in coaching throughout Scotland and who have contributed towards the administration within the Scottish Archery the SAA and Archery GB bodies.
The Club continues to attract a keen and active membership with a variety of abilities and interests across the spectrum of the sport called archery.
Because of Falkirk’s strategic location the town has been influential throughout Scotland’s history. Falkirk has provided the venue for two major battles; in 1298  the first battle in the“Wars for Independence” (William Wallace); and in 1746 during the Jacobite Rebellion. Impressed by the effectiveness of the opposition’s archers we decided to develop the skills locally!
Throughout the year we hold regular internal events to provide our members with an assessment of their performance and experience competitive archery within a social environment.
Our Club supports participation across a wide-range of age groups and physical capabilities. We arrange introductory coaching for beginners and welcome visiting archers to the area.

 

Indoor Championships 2015

Kirsten Sweeps the Board!

What a fantastic championships for one of our novices Kirsten Cassidy who not only became the Senior Novice Recurve Champion but also won the Lady Recurve Award.  In Addition to this Kirsten won the Ian Wells Handicap Improvement Trophy with a fantsatic handicap improvement of 23 points!

Well done Kirsten a fantastic start to your 1st Archery Year!

Kirsten 6      Kirsten 8    Kirsten 5

Congratulations also go to our other Champions;

Gents Recurve - Pete Clayton

Junior recurve - Vaila Campbell

Longbow - Toni Smillie

Traditional Horse Bow - Moira C Taylor

Recurve Barebow - Robyn Youdan                                                                    

Full FCA Indoor Championship Awards 25 March 2015    
Recurve
1st Gent  Pete Clayton  555  Trophy & Medal
2nd Gent Brendan McRae   539 Medal
3rd Gent Peter Jack 523 Medal
 
1st Lady Kirsten Cassidy 541 Trophy & Medal
2nd Lady Kay Smith 512 Medal
3rd Lady Nessa Dunsmore 505 Medal
 
Junior Recurve:
1st Junior Vaila Campbell  259 Trophy & Medal
 
Senior Novice Recurve:
1st Kirsten Cassidy 541 Trophy & Medal
 
Longbow:
1st Toni Smillie 294 Medal
 
Traditional Horsebow:
1st Moira C Taylor 326 Medal
 
Recurve Barebow:
1st Robyn Youdan    362 Medal
 
Ian Wells Handicap Improvement Trophy:
Kirsten Cassidy – Improvement of 23

 

FCA Indoor Ladder Awards 25 March 2015    
Recurve
1st Gent  Gerry Loggie 553  
1st Lady Nessa Dunsmore 552  
1st Junior Vaila Campbell  253  
 
Longbow:
1st Gent Chris Brind 170  
1st Lady Toni Smillie 341  
 
Traditional Horsebow:
1st Gent Willie McCutcheon 380  
1st Lady Moira C Taylor 393  
1st Junior Ben Kirk 339  
 
Barebow:
1st Gent Willie McCutcheon 483  
1st Robyn Youdan    418  
 

      

  

  

 

 

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Falkirk Council Awards – Congratulations to Moira

Falkirk Council held their annual Sports & Arts awards ceremony on 19th March. This recognises individuals, groups and teams who have brought merit and distinction to the Falkirk Council Area through their achievements in, or service to sport and the arts.Moira received a certificate and a medal in recognition of her services and achievements to Archery within Falkirk.

Moira cert and medal

 Moira coach of year award

The awards also incorporated the Falkirk Sports Council, Sports Personality of the year awards for 2014.

Of the various categories for these awards Moira was nominated for Coach of the Year and Service to Sport – it was announced that due to the high levels of talent the awards committee had a difficult job deciding on an outright winner and therefore despite fierce competition from 12 other sports, Moira was declared joint winner of Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014.  A fantastic achievement considering 2014 was a Commonwealth Games year and which Archery was excluded from!  

Well done Moira, we’re all very proud of you!

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EA Junior & Novice Showdown – Congratulations to Vaila

The 3 legs of this competition have now taken place and congratulations goes to one of our Juniors Vaila Campbell who received a Silver Medal for her round at Lasswade in February and a Bronze Medal for her round at Penicuik this month, she was also 3rd overall in the Junior section, well done Vaila you made us proud!

Showdown                 Kirsten

  

We also had 3 of our Novice’s taking part – Kirsten and James Cassidy and Alan Bothwell, unfortunately James and Alan were unable to attend all 3 events but both performed well on the days they did attend.

Kirsten completed all 3 events also shooting very well coming in 7th overall in the Novice section and was in the top 4 of the novice ladies.

Well Done Everyone!

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