Congratulations to our Junior members Daniel Lang, Joseph Callaghan and Hayley Rogers for winning the 2019 Ken Gray Memorial team shoot. They were supported by Junior team captain Sean Hale, Vice captain and winner of last years tournament Mia Stanbrook and Abbey Prior who was also part of the 2018 winning team.
Shooting a Portsmouth round teams from Epping, West Essex and Mayflower supported this invitation shoot for less experienced junior archers.
Many thanks to all involved making this shoot run smoothly
Special thanks go to Lesley Howell and Jan Short for organising and running the tournament.
For those of you who are unaware between the 14th and the 18th August this year World Archery held the first Masters world championships in Lausanne Switzerland. There were age categories from 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69 and 70 and above, with the 50 -59 being the offical World masters age catagony. Archers from all over the world attended this very popular “first of its kind competition” just for Archery.
As Wendie King from Mayflower Archers says:-
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend, with my husband Tony as coach! and it was, without doubt, the best competition I have ever entered. The friendliness of the competitors, the standard of shooting, some archers having represented their countries in the Olympics in their younger days! others having never competed before hand the professionalism of the team organising and judging the event was extraordinary.
I would encourage any archer of any standard ( and of a certain age) to experience a World masters event if they are lucky enough to get the opportunity!! I would like to thank every archer that I met over the few days for their sportsmanship, kindness and generosity.
Wendie has written of her experience in this article - and yes being in Switzerland there was chocolate.
You can also read this article on the World Archery Web Site
Congratulations and well done to our Juniors taking part at the recent Havering Youth Tournament.
In the Short National Gents Recurve Luke Bell came in 2nd, with Daniel Lang 3rd. Gents Compound saw our Junior Club Captain, Sean Hale in 1st place, and in the Ladies Recurve, Vice Captain Mia Stanbrook came 2nd. In the Short Junior National, Abbey Prior in 1st. In the team competition, Luke, Daniel, and Mia's tem result earnt Mayflower a 4th place. Well done all.
Congratulations and well done to Luke Bell, Mia Stanbrook and Abbey Prior for winning the 2018 Ken Gray Memorial Shoot.
Thanks you to all the the teams for making it a great tournament.