Top achievement for two junior archers

PUBLISHED: 14:53 04 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:53 04 March 2015

Tabitha Hudson and Ruby Blake with GVA Coaches Paul Maines and Nick Purdy

Tabitha Hudson and Ruby Blake with GVA Coaches Paul Maines and Nick Purdy

Two youngsters from Gordano Valley Archers are celebrating their success.

GORDANO Valley Archers are celebrating the achievements of its two youngest archers.

Three years ago, the club introduced the FITA beginner award scheme to help its junior members to monitor their progress and development. The scheme is recognised by ArcheryGB and World Archery and its successful introduction into club archery has seen many junior archers achieving one of the seven progressive levels.

In a recent assessment session held at the Weston College sports hall in the main campus, Tabitha Hudson and Ruby Blake achieved the entry level known as the red feather.

To achieve the standard, both girls had to hit the target a minimum of 12 out of 15 times, as well as demonstrating safety awareness and good technique. Both girls passed with flying colours. A remarkable achievement as both girls are only aged five.

Lead coach, Paul Maines said: “Both girls are a real credit to the sport. They work hard, listen to the coaches and are always willing to learn. In the time they have been coming to the sessions, they have made remarkable progress and if they continue with the sport they are both showing signs of being very good archers.”

If you are interested in taking up archery, Gordano Valley Archers hold sessions at Weston College, Knightstone Campus, on a Thursday (6.30-8.30pm) in the sports hall and on a Monday night at the @Worle Leisure Centre (5.30-9pm) on a Thursday.

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