North Wales Team Comp

We managed to enter 3 teams in this the first NWAA Team comp  one team placed second, Congratulations to Liz, Roy and Peter.

I have been shooting bows on and off since I was ten, the first ones were made from a straightish tree branch with bail twine for a string. I then had an old slazenger split cane long bow which was followed by a Fibreglass recurved training bow. My first experience of proper Archery was in London when I attended a beginners course along with Jackie who later became my wife. We moved to Jersey in the channel islands and joined an archery club there, we shot two ore three times a week and competed in tournaments collecting a phew medals along the way. When we moved back to Wales, archery was sidelined for about 15 years until our eldest decided to tack up the sport. I shot at Colwyn Bowmen for while, then helped get Dyffryn Nantlle Archers established. Qualified as a Level 1 coach and went on to become a level 2 coach. Took part in a comp or three attaining two seconds and a third. Left DNA for personal reasons and became one of the founder members of Red Dragon Archers along with Roy Slinger the Chairman. I spend most of my time on the range coaching now rather than shooting, Not always from choice, I still enjoy shooting my Compound and the gold medal I picked up at the Gwynedd Bowmen Worcester recently was a shock considering the lack of practice I have had recently.