The Club has been very popular this termJack Atkinson

This term has been a busy time for Cambridge University Bowmen. Following our two highly successful have-a-gos at the new University Sports Centre we have begun our vastly oversubscribed beginners courses and started coaching the novice squad.

The seniors have also been busy training, and Sunday the 10th November saw our first BUTTS league competition in Oxford. The senior team of Tak Ho, Maryia Karpiyevich, Richard Whiter and Jack Atkinson posted a score of 2192 points placing them 7th, only 30 points behind 4th.

With another 4 competitions to go, the rankings are extremely tight, and there is everything to play for – watch this space! In the individual categories, Maryia took the Ladies Recurve Silver with a score of 561.

The league also features a Novice category, and despite having only had bows for five days, our new archers put in a fantastic effort against other teams who have been shooting since September, especially Sophie Mathias who came away with Novice Ladies Recurve Bronze! The novice team was made up of Kevin Schlegel, Rob Littlechild, Vamsee Bheemireddy and Jaason Geerts.

The novices put in a great effeort in the league competitionjack atkinson

In the national university E-League, our A Team, who are currently in division A, placed 4th behind Bath, Southampton and Warwick. The team was made up of Tak Ho, Maryia Karpiyevich, Richard Whiter and Jack Atkinson.

This weekend members of the senior team will be at Ely archers for their annual double Portsmouth, and after that we will be at Birmingham for the second leg of the BUTTS League.

Looking ahead to next term, we will be extremely busy with more league competitions, BUCS Indoors, the British Universities Target Championships, further months of the E-League and the ArcheryGB January Challenge.

We will be hosting our leg of the league on the 2nd February at the new Sports Centre and spectators are welcome.

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