St George’s juniors continue exceptional form in Driffield

Junior archer Tom Ketley (s)
Junior archer Tom Ketley (s)

Twelve members of St George’s Archery Club took part in the Archers of East Riding Open FITA Clout competition which was held in Driffield last weekend.

The FITA competition varies from the more common GNAS Clout in using metric distances and a different target flag and scoring zone.

But archers from the Harrogate club adapted well, claiming British and Yorkshire records as well as various medals and awards.

The club’s juniors continued their exceptional form led by U-14s barebow archer Tom Ketley who set two new British records.

Shooting at 90m Tom claimed both the single (3 dozen arrows) and double (6 dozen arrows) British records and was also awarded a metric purple tassel award for his overall score of 320.

Tom took first place in the U-14s barebow championship and clubmate Chris Hill continued his excellent form to take the silver medal.

Ben Daniel, having recently switched from shooting barebow to recurve and moved up into the U-14s age group, adjusted superbly.

He won the U-14s championship and claimed Yorkshire records for the single and double 90m recurve rounds.

In the ladies’ barebow category St George’s took a clean sweep of the medals.

Carol Fairbrother continued her 18 month unbeaten run taking first place.

She equalled the UK 125m single clout record and set new Yorkshire records for the single and double rounds.

She was also awarded a ‘six clout end’ award for getting all six arrows in one end within 1.5m of the flag.

Taking part in her first FITA competition novice archer Tanya Perry took the silver medal and claimed a blue tassel award for her score of 249.

Hazel Ketley shot a personal best score to take bronze and a black tassel award.

Andrea Lascelles also scored exceptionally well, rounding off her first weekend of competition with a white tassel award.

St George’s also took a one-two in the men’s longbow competition.

Clive Woolley won gold and his score of 226 also gained him a gold tassel award. Steve Daniel, in his first FITA shoot, took silver, a blue tassel award and was amongst the first to achieve the new longbow ‘three clout end’ award.

St George’s run beginners’ courses throughout the year.

Anyone interested in taking up archery can find full details on the club’s website:

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