ARCHERY: Teenagers bring home medals from nationals

From left - Lucy Hubbert and Amy Gardecki.
From left - Lucy Hubbert and Amy Gardecki.
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An archery club is celebrating some of its younger members’ marksmanship skills after they came home with silverware from a national championship.

Thirteen-year-olds Lucy Hubbert and Amy Gardecki were among a large contingent of members from Black Sheep Archers, of Revesby, who attended the National Field Archery Association’s national 3D championships.

The two-day event took place over the weekend of May 29 and 30 on courses laid around woodland in the grounds of Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire.

There were more than 600 competitors at the event, divided up into different shooting styles, age and sex categories.

Lucy, of Sleaford, gained silver for coming second with 1,102 points in the under-16 junior girls barebow section, for unsighted recurve bow archers using metal arrows.

Amy, of Lincoln, came first with 1,532 points in the under-16 junior girls category for unlimited compound bows, for archers with sights fitted.