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
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 email@example.com.
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.