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Falklands : Falklands Archery Association celebrate second year
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 26.10.2013 (Article Archived on 23.11.2013)

Falklands Archery Association had a lot to celebrate at the end of its second year when its members, guests, friends and family gathered together at the Malvina House Hotel.

Falklands Archery Association had
a lot to celebrate at the end of its second year when its members, guests,
friends and family gathered together at the Malvina House Hotel. During this
year Coaches had visited courtesy of the Shackleton Fund; members had been
overseas to Guernsey and brought medals home. New members had joined. We had
become members of World Archery – the governing body of the sport. We also took
the opportunity to recognise the achievements of some of our best archers from
the last 6 months and to award the Argos Ltd Challenge Trophy to the junior
club member for the month of September.


We had done and achieved so much
in a very little time, but it could not have been done without the help of our
sponsors and supporters, we thank you all. In particular we thank the following
for their generous support over the last year:-


Ian Thomson and Argos Ltd                    Paul Ellis and Martec Ltd

The Shackleton Fund                             Falklands Islands
Overseas Games Association

Décor Services                                      Ray &
Gaye Robson

The Chandlery

His Excellency the Governor, Nigel

Rowena Summers


After a short speech by the clubs
President Justin McPhee, it was down to the presentations. This included a
donation of £500.00 from the Falklands Archery Association (FAA) fund raising,
to Mike Summers Chairman of the Falkland Islands Overseas Games Association.
The FAA felt it only right that it return a small amount of the funds it
received in order to attend the Guernsey Games to FIOGA as a token of its


Argos Ltd not only support us with
donations towards equipment costs, but they also sponsor quarterly medals based
on our average score when shooting a Portsmouth, this means our archers have to
do well all of the time if they want to win and not just brilliantly on the
day. Medals were present to the lucky winners by Ian Thomson of Argos Ltd.


Medals for the quarter April to June were awarded to:-



First       Tamsin
            476.63              Steph Thain 527.09             
Mark Lewis            557.64


Second Craig
    214.09              Jo Lazo           510.25                   Javia Lazo                        553.8



Third     James
  207       Paula Fowmes            
481.66            Mike McLeod                        548.29



Medals for the quarter July to September were awarded to:-



First       Tamsin
            475                 Steph Thain    530.63       Javia


Second Connor
       383.75              Jo Lazo           470.5               Mark Lewis      551.88


Third     Jordan
           229.33  Kathryn
  433.56              Mike McLeod             551.83


The Argos Challenge Trophy for the
Month of September was won by Connor McLeod. Connor had only joined the club in
the middle of August soon after becoming 10, but has built rapidly on his
experience with the IJS & CE Archery club to being one of the junior archers
to watch out for if you are an adult as his scores are becoming very
competitive. Alternatively it could be something in the genes of his family
with Connor being the younger brother of Tamsin, anyway, well done Connor on
your efforts.


A new scheme of Badge awards was
introduced by the club for the juniors which marks their improving skill with
the bow and arrow and hence their score. Once again it’s based on the
Portsmouth indoor shoot which has a maximum score of 600 shot in 20 ends of 3
arrows at 20 yards. Badges are award for scoring 300, 400, 500, 525 & 550.
The evening saw a total of 7 juniors receive their badges. Mike Summers,
Chairman of FIOGA very kindly presented the badges to the Junior Club members
who were present. We look forward to presenting more badges in the not too
distant future.


                                 400 Badge                                 500 Badge

Caitlin Fowler                            Connor McLeod                                           Tamsin McLeod

Connor McLeod                        James Tyrrell

Craig Lewis                               Tamsin

James Tyrrell

Jordan Francis

Tamsin McLeod

Thomas Watson


The badges were designed and made
by club member Tony Ellis of the Elephant Beach Farm cartoon fame.



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