By Jay Tserkezie
NEUAL Indoors is the last indoor event in the NEUAL archery calendar. It features archers from across the north of England fighting for the illustrious title of NEUAL indoor champions.
The day started rather unfortunately with new captain Jay sleeping in and missing the minibus pickup. Absolute idiot. He did however manage to get a train and find a place in the afternoon session, disaster averted!
There was victory for the recurve team (Yasin Desai, Alex Goldsack, Jay Tserkezie, Tom Wilson) who took home the gold medals with a combined score of 2184/2400. We have now won the recurve team event 2 years in a row!
The notable individual performers of the day were Tom Wilson, Ellie Hayward-Stott, Percy, Naomi Smith and Laura Hodgkinson. Tom managed a fabulous 1st place in the gents compound category with a PB of 575/600 as well as a comfy 3rd place in the gents recurve category. Ellie took the gold in the ladies compound category with a mightily impressive PB of 560/600. Percy took home bronze in the gents compound category with a lovely 558/600. Naomi managed a fantastic 3rd place in the ladies novice recurve category shooting a 444/600. Laura also took home a bronze medal with a solid 532/600 in the ladies recurve category.
With the indoor season coming to a close we can now look forward to Roses and NEUAL outdoors. With the continued hard work in training and progression our archers are showing, Lancaster can expect more success and silverware in the future!
Great job to everyone who shot at NEUAL, let’s keep this success up!