Semester 1 Highlights (2016/17)
Many of our archers were hard at work even before the semester began! Early in July, some EUAC members helped out Team Scotland at our most successful Euronations so far. In August, EUAC had a great run in the Scottish Archery championships and British Target championships (where Hope Greenwood won for the second year running).
Once the semester kicked off, EUAC had many helpers who were there to coach,
hand out flyers and be a friendly face at the Sports Fair. It was very successful and harboured an amazing turnout for our annual “Have a Go” session. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time!
Despite the busy start to the semester, EUAC archers managed to gain some impressive achievements early on! The team competed at the Varsity match against the University of St Andrews, where EUAC won all matches. The National Series concluded in September, where Sarah Prieels and Hope Greenwood took silver and bronze, respectively. Early in October, our barebow archer Jessica Nilsson became a World Field Team Champion, as part of Team GB!
Throughout the semester, Team EUAC shot at many competitions, including the SAA U21 and Novice Championships, British Indoor Championships, the Beiter Hit-Miss Tournament, Whitburn Archers 2.4k Challenge, Indoor Irish Open and the GT Indoor Open, where the team gathered up a great wealth of medals! The semester finished off on a high – Sarah Prieels won the second stage of the Archery World Cup, and our captain Johanna Meyer won an archery holiday at the Berlin Indoor Open.
In November, EUAC’s compound archers Sarah Prieels and Hope Greenwood
were ranked 1st and 2nd, respectively, in Archery GB National Rankings. This was well deserved – both gathered some impressive achievements, locally and internationally, throughout the semester. Hope Greenwood represented Team GB at the World Field Championships, shot at the Archery World Cup, and won the Back2Back, going through a total of 4 full FITA scores on the day. Sarah Prieels continues to impress with her great performance at the Archery World Cup – an impressive win!
On the other side of things, Team EUAC has gathered a great bunch of new members in the novice team and many beginners. The novices are doing well – our novice team has won all 3 SSS League Matches, as did our seniors. Many of the novices attended the Lasswade Open competition at the end of the semester, where novice Vicky Park won silver in the Lady Barebow category, and Jack Smeaton and Josh Croall won gold and bronze in the novice gents recurve category.
Throughout the semester, EUAC’s coaching sessions have been consistently busy – beginner sessions are attended well, our This Girl Can session was bustling with new faces, as were our Stressbuster sessions. Thank you to everyone who helps out with coaching at EUAC events, your time is greatly appreciated! Well done to every single member of EUAC for attending competitions, and congratulations to everyone for their successes. Good luck for next year, everyone!
P.S. If you would like to help out the club with finances, please consider joining our cause on Easy Fundraising – you can sign up here https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/euac/ .