Medals at 2023 National County Team Tournament

The weekend of the 23/24th September saw the National County team tournament held at Liliieshall. Kent Archery sent three teams, Gents and Ladies compound and Gents Barebow.

The shoot took place over 2 days with the medals awarded based on the combined points from both days.

The men’s barebow, consisting of


Placed 3rd overall, congratulations all.


Mens Compound

Ajay Scott placed first in the mens compound. Jamie Mackrill placed 27th and Jason Byatt placed 44th.

Women’s Compound

Michelle Sword placed 2nd and Mia McGuane placed 13th.

Mens Barebow

Jack Riordan placed first, Tom Williams Placed 5th and Ian Sanders placed 27th

Congratulations all.

Medal Success for Isabella Bruguier at the European Field championship.

After a field have a go, run by Hannah Brown at Medway archers at the start of the year Isabella Bruguier first field tournament was only in March this year, at Pentref Bowmen in Wales. That Isabella took to field archery, she was already an accomplished compound target archer, under the guidance of a great mentor and accomplished field archer from Kent, like a duck to water is an understatement.

This week Isabella has been competing as part of the GB squad, in the under 21 women’s compound division of the European Field Archery Championship, in Cesana – San Sicario, Italy. What a weeks its been too.

Qualifying 2nd in the division she went into multiple team and individual finals.


Bronze – Women Under 21 Team Demo Event. Along with Kathryn Moreton and Louisa Piper

Bronze – Compound Under 21 Mixed Team. Along with Ioan Rees.

And the best for last the individual final

Silver – Compound Under 21 Women

Contratulation Isabella

Keep an eye on the this website for more have ago field archery sessions next year as well as information about the Kent Field Archery days that are held at Gore Wood, near Sittingbourne during the outdoor season. Kent are actively trying to arrange inter county team field matches. To be in with a chance to compete in these submit your scores via Golden Record. If you don’t have a Golden Records account contact the Kent Records officer at

Ajay Scott wins silver at the National Tour Final

At the start September the countries best archers gathered at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, for the national tour finals. Lining up with the best mens compounds was Kents Ajay Scott(Abbey Bowmen).

Qualifing 3rd Ajay faced Dillion Crow in the first round.

Ajays run to the gold medal match wasn’t the easiest, requiring two single arrow shoot offs, the first of which Erol Flynn would have been proud of, Ajay v Dillion Shoot off.

Up next for Ajay was 2nd placed qualifier Adam Carpenter, Ajay v Adam, after drawing the match 143 each after 15 arrows, Ajay produced another 10 to Adams 9.

Last up was James Mason, Ajay v James, the earlier ends were tight but after a couple of loose arrows James took the win 147 v 144

Picture (c) Archery GB and Malcolm Reese

Congratulations Ajay

4 way intercounty junior shoot results

On Saturday 9th Sept a team of 11 Kent Juniors travelled to Sussex to compete in a 4-way match with Hampshire, Essex and Sussex. Unfortunately Essex couldn’t field a team so it became a 3 way shoot.

The Kent archers dominated the results achieving the highest score for four of the 8 categories.

Matt May – Highest gents recurve
Lucy Noar – Highest ladies recurve
Niamh Kelly-Halabi – Highest ladies longbow
Evan Clarke – highest gents compound and his 6-gold badge.

Kent won the event by over 200 points with Sussex in second and Hampshire in third.

The team shot amazingly well in the scorching heat and did the county proud.

If you would like to be part of the next county events, there is likely to be more opportunities for both seniors and juniors on the horizon, please submit your scores through Golden Records so we know what you are up to.


All photos curtsey of Hannah Brown