The Red Rose Blooms!

By Jay Tserkezie - Captain 2016/17 

 

Firstly, let’s start with NEUAL Indoor Championships 2017!

With the whole of the north fighting for a large selection of medals, NEUAL Indoors is one of the most exciting and fun competitions we attend each year.

The day got off to what is becoming a NEUAL Indoors tradition with a silly archer sleeping in! Thankfully this year it wasn’t me! Despite the loss of one of our own, the troops soldiered on and brought home the bling.

Our star recurve archers this competition were Agata Makas and Tom Wilson. Agata took gold in the Novice Female category with a solid 468/600 while Tom sailed to victory in the Senior Male category outshooting 2nd place by 10 points and scoring a fantastic 568/600.

The Senior Team (Tom Wilson, Alex Goldsack, Kirsty Falcus, Jay Tserkezie) cruised on the back of Tom to the win while 3 solid novice scores propelled the Novice Team (Jonathan Hall, Kirk Sparnenn, Agata Makas) to make it gold all round.

Our one and only compound competitor Dave Spruce also made sure the recurves don’t get all the attention by winning the Novice Compound category and finishing 3rd in the big boy Senior Compound category. Dave shot an awesome 536/600 which is a personal best!

And now the NEUAL LEAGUE!

In rather spectacular fashion, both the seniors and novices took the respective league titles for this season and both recorded perfect points scores. I’m not sure if there has ever been a squad scoring a double perfect in the history of the NEUAL League however I’m willing to bet there hasn’t been many! This has been an incredibly strong and consistent performance from the whole of Lancaster this year!

Well done to everyone who shot at NEUAL Indoors and all NEUAL fixtures this year!