All juniors shooting for the Fita Feathers Award must show Skills Evaluation, Knowledge and Know-how. The beginner who successfully completes the three evaluations for a Feather Level, earns one of the following badges - starting with a Red badge; then a Gold badge.Red badges have been awarded to Mya-Jade Margerison, Kiara Naledie Zondo, Oliver Harper and Olivia White.Gold badges have been awarded to Emily Harding, Hugo Robson and Poppy Traves. Here is a photograph of some of our badge winners: from left to right, Emily Harding, Mya-Jade Margerison, Kiara Naledie Zondo, and on the front row Hugo Robson.
Bridlington Bay Archers - Club News
Saturday 17th February was a great start to the year for four members of Bridlington Bay Archers who travelled to 'York Archery Society's Combined Indoor Shoot', at Sandburn Hall, Flaxton. The competition involved shooting *Portsmouth and Worcester style rounds. Liam Jordan (U21 Mens recurve) gained 1st place, Kath Underwood (50+ Ladies compound) took 1st place, Poppy Traves (U14 Barebow) won 1st place, and Sharron Jordan (50+ Ladies recurve) snagged 2nd place. The team performed well and look forward keenly to the approaching competitive outdoor season.
On Saturday 30th December, the Bowmen of Adel hosted their second Iron-man Challenge, in Leeds. This competition entails shooting 3 dozen arrows at a 30yd target, 3 separate times.
3 members of Bridlington Bay Archers competed in the National Indoor Championships at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The Saturday session saw Liam Jordan improve his ranking from last year and Rickie Robson, in his 1st Indoor National Championships, ranked a credible 110th. Sharron Jordan ranked 6th in the qualification round, with an excellent overall ranking of 5th, after a head to head shoot-out.
On Saturday night a good number of club members found themselves starting the celebration season with a meal at The North Star Hotel, in Flamborough. Along with convivial company and good food, there was a free raffle - plus an address from our Chair, John Jackson and trophies awarded for merit and improvement throughout 2023 by our coach, David Reaney.
There was a good club presence at the 33rd ABBA indoor Portsmouth shoot on the 5th of November - with Bridlington Bay Archers competing on 'home turf'. In all, around 20 clubs, mainly from the north of England were represented. Three relative newcomers to the BBA club - Ellie Goldband, Tom Hesp-Welsh & Tom Connelly - had their first taste of 'open-to-all' competition, and in total 10 members tested their skills. (group shot in Club Photos).
During a very rainy spell the skies cleared enough to hold the annual Halloween shoot for 2023.
Inevitably, as the seasons progress and nights begin to draw in, evening shooting has to finish and indoor sessions begin.
They say that cupid always shoots true - now Ellie Goodband and Tom Hesp are doing that too!
What an amazing year! Liam Jordan entered the Junior Archery Series (JAS), in which you need to enter 3 of the 4 shoots during the year which gives you ranking points towards the final shoot-out. Having met the criteria the Bridlington Bay Archer had an entry to the finals.
Eleven Bridlington Bay Archers travelled to Adel near Leeds, to shoot in the annual 'end of season' tournament. This comprised Long Western rounds for the adults and shorter Western-family rounds for juniors.
Sarah Potter was awarded the '252' badge for 30 yards on Wednesday evening. Even though a study program keeps her from the range as much as she would like, her progress with a bow is in no doubt. The ever cheery Sarah is pictured here.