Ely Archers managed to collect a total of 18 medals at the annual Jolly Archers competition at St. Ives on Sunday 9th February.
This archery competition also incorporates the Cambridgeshire County Indoor Championships. Ely Archers had 9 archers in attendance with 7 of them coming away with at least one medal.
Harry Tapp from Ely Archers was crowned junior gents recurve county champion and Jasmine Pearson was crowned junior ladies barebow county champion for 2020. This was the first time Jasmine had attended the competition and it was only her 2nd ever archery competition. Ely Archers also won the county barebow team award, which consisted of Alison Pritchard (also 2nd place ladies barebow), Kim Pearson and Malcolm Basing.
Other wins for Ely Archers included medals in team recurve (Harry Tapp, Mel Tang-Richardson and Ian Chapman) and 1st in the junior gents recurve double round for Harry, which was also a new county record.
Harry is part of Archery GB’s National Age Group Academy and trains with his coach Gaynor Hutchison at Aim4sport in Sandy.
Press release from Ely Archers