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Success at BUCS outdoors 2012

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The team travelled down to Lilleshall national sports centre the night before what was to be a very wet and windy day!

Despite the weather we came home with 2 medals and 24 BUCS points - a fantastic result!

Lucy O'Sullivan won the ladies experienced compound

Ellie Dyson came second in the experienced ladies recurve


The experienced team, consisting of Ellie Dyson, Rebecca Lantsbery, Jon Partridge and Samuel Gibbs came 5th! (beating uni of nottingham) :P

The sports office were over the moon with the result and pass on their congratulations to all those involved.

Bring on next year!

NTU archery shows strength at Archfest 2012!

Posted on April 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

   Recently 7 members of the club decided to take part in the Archfest tour to Amsterdam. It was the first time the club had gone abroad and I have to say it was a very successful few days.

   The trip consisted of 2 days so see the sights and a full days archery competition. The city itself was very interesting, there was a lot of lovely architecture and many canals. I would say it was a bit of a culture shock to witness how open the red light district is and how causal they are in regards to sex. The other eye opener was their laid back approach to the use of marijuanna.

   I am very proud of our archers and how the competition went on the Sunday. Out of the 7 universities who went we were 4th out of 6 (essex only had 2 so couldn't make a team). We scored higher than nottingham university, a first in the history of the club. I came 2nd (Ellie) in the ladies recurve and Tanya Simpson came 3rd in the ladies barebow.

   As we ranked in the top 4 we also took part into a head to head shoot off against Birmingham, Warwick and Loughbrough (all BUTTS league teams). After the first 4 ends of 6 arrows, us and Warwick were on 200 points, 194 for Loughbrough and 193 for Birmingham. Unfortunatley our match was against Warwick and lost it on the sudden death. Warwick and Loughbrough were in the final, Warwick winning overall.

   Whilst on the trip we also became very close with the 13 members of Hull university that went. They are a similar club to ours, chilled out, a good laugh and not too serious. We talked about maybe organising a friendly with them a bit later on in the season which could be very exciting.

   Over all a wonderful trip and I very much look forward to next years tour. Wherever we decide to go!