This week in the run up to Roses on Sunday we have 3 planned outdoor shoots giving you plenty of time to practice and prepare for one of the most anticipated competitions of the year. The planned shoots are as follows;
Tuesday – 12pm (following the regular indoor shoot running from 9-11)
Wednesday – 11am
Thursday – 2pm
The length of each shoot will vary but will probably be at least two hours long, so be sure to come on down! Keep an eye on the twitter at @LancsUniArchery this site and the Facebook group to keep up to date on any news.
As you may of heard, the Roses tournament, where Lancaster and York Universities battle it out across various sports, is having it’s 50th anniversary this year, and Lancaster has the incredibly opportunity to host it on this momentous occasion. From the 2nd to the 4th of May Roses fever will envelop Lancaster Campus and athletes from both Universities will be at the top of their game including, of course, the Archers.
This year is a very exciting year for Archery, as the competition will take place, on the Sunday (3rd of May), as a 3v3 head to head (where Novice, Senior and Alumni teams will have 4 rounds of 2 minutes to fire 2 arrows each at 50m for Novice and 70m for the Senior and Alumni archers), preceded by a 72 arrow qualifying round to determine the teams, exactly the same as you’d see in the olympics. Making the event especially exciting will be the setting. The competition will be taking place in the stadium that will be hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, with cameras pointed at the targets live streaming the competition, and live commentary to boot. All this coupled with a professional timing system will make for an extremely exciting and intense competition not a far cry from the olympics.
Interested? The event is open to all spectators with the qualification round starting at 10:00am on the Sunday. It will be a spectacular event, so make sure you check it out!
Last weekend the club seniors competed in the cumbria world record status FITA 18 + head to head competition. The format of the competition involves shooting a qualifying round (FITA 18 at 40cm 3 spot faces) in the morning. Then in the afternoon a head to head round, where each archer is paired with another, and shoot against each other to get through to the next round. Congratulations go to Lancaster’s Laura Hodgkinson for getting a 3rd place in both the FITA 18 and the head to head, also to long standing member Matt Wilkinson (shooting for bowbearers of Wrysdale) who came 2nd in the FITA 18 and 1st place in the head to head.
In further news the novice training sessions have now finished, and shooting has returned to normal. If you still wish to try archery please just send us an e-mail.
LUAC will be attending the university freshers fair tomorrow. We will be located in LICA building, from 12-5pm, so please come along and say hello and sign up 🙂
Also on Friday 4-6pm in the main sports hall we will be holding team tryouts, if you already have your own equipment and have experience shooting please come along and join us.
Lancaster University Archery Club members will be wandering around lancaster Universities Alexandra Square tomorrow from 12-12:30pm, showing off our kit and chatting about archery. If you fancy learning more about the sport or the club, please come along and have a chat to us!
LUAC will be holding team try-outs on Friday 4th October 4-6pm, in Lancaster sports centre’s main sports hall. The try-outs will consist of a full Portsmouth round, and is open to any student who has previous shooting experience and has a GNAS card (or a previous member of the club). The purpose of the try-outs is just to get an idea of the level people are currently shooting at, this gives us an idea of how strong a senior team we can field and how much senior development we need to invest in; it will not effect your chances of being selected to be part of the team.
we look forward to seeing you all there 🙂
Despite being closed as a club for summer many of our members have still been shooting, with several regularly shooting at the local club Bowbearers of Wrysdale. Anybody who is in Lancaster over the summer and fancies doing a bit of extra shooting on Tuesdays and Thursdays follow the link to get more information.
A big congratulations is to be given to club member, and alumni Matt Wilkinson, who in the last few weeks achieved 1st place male in the Stafford 70M FITA and the Cheshire weekend’s FITA and York. Not only this but he also achieved the prestigious rank of Master Bowman with a score of 1232 in the Cheshire weekends FITA star.