Hat trick for Andrew!

Andrew-BUCS.jpgMembers might like to know that Andrew Randall has won the BUCS
( University Archery Competition ) for the third year running. His team – Nottingham University Archery Club won again too.

Andrew put in 591 in 2012, 593 in 2013 and 593 ( Portsmouth ) again this year.

Great job and well done that man.

Boxing Day Fun – 26th December 2013

PC266671small.jpg18 club members braved the morning mist to line up for our annual Boxing day St Nicholas shoot.

Great fun was had scooting around in the mud and despite the poor visibility a number of club records were broken, including those for compound and barebow!

One poor archer had to retire after his arrows turned deciduous and dropped all their fletchings, whilst the weather had other ideas, with the sun coming out in the afternoon and thawing out our feet.

Great fun as always and congratulations to all those who turned out in preference to watching the Matlock Raft Race!

Great news! Eva wins the National Indoor Junior Champs!

academy3-Copy.jpegSaturday the 7th of December saw half a dozen of Derwent Bowmen juniors compete at the 2013 Junior National Championships in Coventry.

Results for the whole group will follow but the big news so far is that Eva H-H has not only won her category but has come home with the title of  Junior Girl National Champion 2013!  Eva finished on 568 for the Portsmouth round which is thirteen more than her old PB too!

I’m sure we would all like to congratulate Eva on this high profile success and are already looking forward to seeing what 2014 will bring.

Halloween Shoot – October 2013

PA276474_small PA276481_small PA276482_small An excellent if moist time was had by the roughly 30 club members who took part. Thanks to Darren and Ellis for all of their hard work and creativity making the targets and to everyone else who helped set up and take down.

The ‘Academy’ Three

academy3.jpegJust thought everyone would like to see a picture of our three young archers who have places at the Academy Camp at Lilleshall National Sports centre.

Struan Caughey , Eva Henderson-Hirst  and William Bonynge are taking advantage of the high level of coaching that Academy membership brings.

We will be watching them carefully and look forward to seeing them continue to shoot successfully around the country during next season.

Trophy Night 2013

Pies, Peas and Trophies

DSC_0231_00053Saturday evening saw the club trophy evening which was preceded by a pie and peas dinner (or beans for those who preferred them). Lots of medals, trophies, shields and plates were handed out for the winners of our annual events.

Events and winners are listed below for your perusal, with photos of the event available on our flickr page.

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