Warwick sent five archers to Long Buckby Archery Club in Daventry to compete in the annual Field Championships, shooting a WA mixed round as part of the regional BUTTS League.
Contrary to Target archery, (the usual style shot by the club), Field Archery involves trekking round a patch of woodland and shooting at targets of varying distance, from 10m-60m. There are 24 targets in total, split into two sections: 12 targets are at unmarked distance and 12 are at marked/known distance. This means that for half of the competition, archers must use their judgement to gauge how far away the target is and adjust their sight marks accordingly.
Despite the cold weather (an average of about 2 ⁰C), the rain and occasional sleet, the Warwick Archers still managed a very successful day, taking home a collective 1 bronze, 1 silver and 2 gold medals as well as the overall team shield (AKA the 'BUTTS Field Team Shield').
|James Edmondson||Gents Compound||346||1st|
|Sherman Ip||Gents Recurve||267||3rd|
|William Pike||Gents Recurve||277||2nd|
|Megan Purchase||Ladies Barebow||163||1st|
|Hannah Burnage||Ladies Recurve||Retired||-|
Full results can be found below.