I had two successful days the previous week (12th & 13th June) at the Lancashire archery association adult championships. It was a gorgeous sunny day on the Saturday, followed by a terrible, windy, dull, and rainy day on the Sunday (as shown in the photo). I won both days as a junior shooting in the Metric1, and Hereford rounds, plus set two new County records over the two days.
Again after the two successful days at the above competition, I felt confident for this years Lancashire archery association junior championships (27th June). The competition was held in the Orrel Archers venue, which meant that I didnâ€™t have to get up early to travel to it because it is fairly close to where I live!! It was a beautiful day, the sun beating down on us, perfect shooting conditions (except for it being a little too hot). The competition started, and I began to shoot rubbish, but I was happy to see my name in first place on the leader board, and am glad to say, thatâ€™s where it remained for the rest of the day. My shooting started to pick up towards the end, and I scored a perfect dozen (all in the gold) for my last dozen arrows of the shoot.
At the dayâ€™s presentations, I got awarded 1st place junior boy shooting the Bristol 2 round (6 dozen at 60 yards, 4 dozen at 50 yards and 2 dozen at 40 yards). I also received certificates for representing the NCAS (Northern Counties Archery Society) for a shoot against the EMAS (East Midland Archery Society) at Wetherby, at the beginning of June. Another certificate that I was awarded was for competing in the NCAS Postal Portsmouth rounds over the indoor season. This was presented for achieving the highest scores and most goldâ€™s (under 18 Recurve bow), achieved within the NCAS area (Cheshire, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Northumberland and Durham, Yorkshire) over a five month period.