On Sunday 24th July Burton Joyce Archers held the East Midlands Archery Society Junior Intercounties team Tournament which saw teams of junior archers from Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestshire and Rutland, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire all competing for the Sydney Bond and Bingham Ceramics trophies.
Each County sent a team of eight recurve and four compound junior archers to challenge for the EMAS intercounties junior awards at an event held with the kind permission of Burton Joyce Parish Council at the Poplars Sports ground complex, a facility that is currently under threat from a planning application by Severn Trent Water to erect a massive wind turbines complex which if granted will stop any future archery events from taking place at this venue.
Leicestershire and Rutland won both the Compound team trophy, and the recurve team trophy so a clean sweep for their highly skilled archers.
Individual awards were won by Nottinghamshire’s Holly Smith (Highest scoring compound lady), and Lizzie Warner from Leicestershire and Rutland (highest scoring recurve lady)
Gentlemen taking honors were Josh Hall (highest scoring compound gents) and David Forster (highest scoring recurve gents) both from Northamptonshire.
Well done to everyone who took part, and thank you to all our County and club helpers who assisted in running this annual event in the EMAS calender.
Burton Joyce Archers hope to continue to hold record status events at their shooting ground but this may dependant on ongoing planning applications.