Purple tassel joy for archer Moira

Moira Salmons receives her purple tassel award. (S)

Moira Salmons receives her purple tassel award. (S)

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Moira Salmons from St George’s Archery Club, in Harrogate claimed a top archery award last weekend.

Competing in York Archers Society Open Clout, Moira shot superbly, despite difficult weather conditions, to score 175 points.

Moira Salmons in action.

Moira Salmons in action.

This qualified her for a purple tassel which is the highest award in clout archery.

Tassel awards are presented based on scores achieved, starting with a white tassel and working through black, blue, red and gold to the rarely awarded purple badge.

Only a handful of archers in the UK have achieved purple tassel status and Moira has done exceptionally well to gain one in only her second year of shooting.

The club has had an excellent year of clout shooting, with members claiming various individual and team successes in both the senior and junior categories.

Hopes are high for the final shoot of the season, the UK Championships, which take place in Bradford next weekend.

More details on www.harrogate-archery.co.uk.