Trio hope Lilleshall display will earn Yorkshire places

Archers of East Riding

Archers of East Riding

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Archers of East Riding trio Sophie Joyce, Niamh Titchener and Ed Wallace travelled to Lilleshall last weekend to compete in the Junior National Outdoor Championships, hosted by Archery GB.

The weather might have interrupted proceedings, especially on the Sunday with thunderstorms and lightning, but it could not affect the high quality of the shooting.

With 70 targets and more than 250 archers, this was by far the biggest tournament the junior archers had taken part in.

Shooting Fita rounds on Saturday and Bristol rounds on the Sunday, with distances of 60 metres for Joyce and Wallace, and 30 metres for Titchener, all performed very well.

They attained creditable scores and finishing positions against some very experienced archers from all over the country.

The club’s junior archers will be submitting their scores taken from Fita or Bristol tournaments this year with the hope of being selected to represent Yorkshire in the upcoming Five Counties Tournament to be hosted by Archers of East Riding in October.

Joyce, Ticthener and Wallace’s performance at Lilleshall will certainly help toward that goal.

For further information on getting in to archery, see the club website www.archersofeastriding.co.uk.