Noak Hill Archers were pleased to welcome back the Worshipful Company of Fletchers and their guests for their day of shooting and fun at the Noak Hill Archery club.
Dennis and the team at Noak Hill had worked hard to make the field course challenging and the archery a fun experience for all who took part and we think we achieved the aim of the day for all attendees.
After a morning session of warm up and practice the competition started with a number of 3 arrow ends on the target range which allowed the archers to find their range and start to accumulate the much need points to support their efforts when they moved to the field range and the second part of the shoot (on Dennis's fiendishly difficult field course).
After a successful morning of target shooting and a break for lunch everyone was ready to move to the field course and start to really put their varying levels of experience to the test for both the 3d targets which were set out and the very changeable weather that was set to plague the afternoon with heavy showers and sunshine none of which dampened the enthusiasm or determination of the archers (well done to you all).
We all were very impressed with the levels of archery seen and improvements from the morning session and the competition was a close run thing with a number of the archers in contention.
We have a selection of Photos from the day on the Gallery page so please do look through them and see if you can find yourself.
We hope you all enjoyed the day and we look forward to seeing you back soon.
As we move from a very successful indoor season for both junior and adult archers at Noak Hill and with good results through the winter indoor leagues we now move into the outdoor season.
April has been a month of competition entries for the archers of Noak Hill Archers with many of the club archers from Field, Target and Clout disciplines entering competitions around the home counties.
Both adults and juniors performed extremely well and have represented the club with the usual high standard and sporting professionalism we would expect.
In field Archery the team from Noak Hill Archers went to Cloth of Gold in Hemel Hempstead the team comprised of Cathy Jones, Craig Jones, Ken Hayes, Roy Easton, Richard Green, Karen Howard, Danny Brown and Brandon Brown (the only Junior) and all competed extremely well with the following medals being won:
For the adult archers gold medal wins for Cathy, and Richard, Silver medals for Karen and Bronze medals for Danny and Craig.
Brandon was the only junior field archer from the Noak Hill Archers and won a gold medal in his category, well done Brandon.
Ken and Roy have very respectable scores and were just pipped to the medal places, well done to all the adult field archers.
At the two clout shoots in April we had winning performances from Steve Spragg and Max at the Woodford clout where Steve (Recurve) and Max (Longbow) both won gold medals and the following weekend Steve Spragg won silver with his recurve at the county clout competition - Well done gents from all at the club.
Our Target archers were represented at the Havering youth games in April at the Abbey Bowman ground and we had 4 junior archers representing Noak Hill Archers, Kirsten and Lisette Reed, Samuel Gulvin and Andrew Lock.
After a good start the junior archers settled into their routines and kept up a very high standard all throughout the days competition with very good scores from all the archers which resulted in individual gold medals and Kirsten, Samuel and Andrew and Bronze medal for Lisette.
There was a team trophy which comprised of the three best scores form any clubs junior archers and with such high scores from Samuel, Kirsten and Andrew the Noak Hill junior team won the trophy for the club and this was the first time the juniors have won this trophy.