Archers on target to collect their trophies

Lillly, AJ and Louise.
Lillly, AJ and Louise.

Members of Louth and District Disabled Archery Club have been competing in the British Blind Sport Outdoor Championships - both claiming top three finishes

Vision impaired archers Carol Davies and Stuart Rogers joined club chairman and coach Rick Smith at the National Sports and Conference Centre at Lilleshall, Shropshire.

Carol receives her award.

Carol receives her award.

The duo both shot a WA VI 1440 round.

The morning session was met with wet and windy conditions, but the afternoon session saw the archers blessed with some sunshine and more favourable conditions, which inspired both archers to achieve personal best scores and put them in with a chance of a trophy.

Stuart, from Sutton on Sea, claimed the silver trophy in the B1 (totally blind) recurve bows category.

Meanwhile, there was more club success as veteran Carol claimed bronze in the B2/3 (limited or partially sighted) section.

Stuart and Ricky celebrate.

Stuart and Ricky celebrate.

There was more good news for the club as head coach Derek Burman accompanied some of the club’s junior archers to the Denis Ingham Memorial Shoot hosted by Friskney Bowmen.

Lilly Mitchell came first in her age group with Louise Smith taking third.

But not to be out done was nine-year-old AJ Wootton, who achieved a personal best.