Evie strikes Gold for England's Archery team

Evie strikes Gold for England's Archery team

Evie strikes Gold for England's Archery team

PUBLISHED 03 August 2022

We are following Evie F (going into Year 11) with both pride and pleasure as she continues to dominate as an archer this Summer. July is the most demanding month for competitions, but she has remained unfazed as she has collected another clutch of medals and accolades:

Archery GB Junior National Outdoor Championships. Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Shropshire.

Two days of archery competition. Evie won the Junior Ladies Under 16s Barebow UK Championship for the second successive year. In doing so she set 4 National, 8 Lancashire County and 8 Northern Counties Regional Junior Ladies' records.

Bronte Archers, Bradford, Yorkshire, Double Metric Weekend

Two days of intensive archery competition on one of the hottest weekends on record. Evie won the Junior Gold and set another Junior National, LAA and NCAS record.

Lancashire Archery Association Clout Championships, Blundellsands, Merseyside.

Clout archery is a traditional form of archery whereby archers shoot at a target at distance. Evie was shooting at 100 yards and won the Junior County Championships for the 3rd successive time.

The highlight of her five-year archery career was being selected to represent England at the AGB National Youth Festival at Lilleshall National Sports Centre.

The National Youth Festival 

Four days of intensive archery competition whereby archers, from across the UK, first shoot a qualifying round then compete in team and individual competitions from Tuesday to Friday, followed by the finals on Saturday.

Shooting in the Under 18s Junior Ladies barebow category, Evie qualified on the first day and ranked number 1. In doing so, shooting at a distance of 50 metres, she scored 540 points, smashing her own Lancashire and Northern Counties Junior records by 38 points.

In the Team and Mixed Team events Evie battled hard throughout the week and reached two finals, winning both Silver and Bronze medals.

The finals took place on Saturday at The Orangery at Lilleshall, the venue of UK and European archery championship finals.

The Individual Finals format consists of each archer shooting three arrows each end, the archer with the highest score gets 2 points, if it is a draw, then each competitor receives 1 point. The winner is the first archer to get 6 points.

Evie’s competition was ranked number 2, just behind Evie in qualifying, and everyone looked forward to a competitive final for the 50 metres.

A blustery cross wind greeted each Junior lady on the target line and both archers were totally focussed on winning Gold. Evie was selected to shoot first and got off to a brilliant start scoring a straight 10 with her first arrow. She kept up the relentless pressure, keeping ahead of her competitor on each set and going on to win 3 straight sets and the Gold medal.

It was the perfect end to an amazing month of competition archery, although she has 3 months left on the archery outdoor competition calendar. Evie will be competing at events at Club and County levels across England, aiming for more Championship titles and Junior records.

AUTHOR: Alex Brown
CATEGORIES: News, Sport, Senior School
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