Ace archer hits the target to take award

Andrew Randall from Derwent Bowmen with vice-chair Jane Henderson-Hirst
Andrew Randall from Derwent Bowmen with vice-chair Jane Henderson-Hirst

DERWENT Bowmen Archery Club’s rising star Andrew Randall has achieved further recognition for his recent impressive efforts.

The 18-year-old student at Lady Manners School in Bakewell has been awarded the club’s top award of Junior Archer of the Year 2010.

Jane Henderson-Hirst, vice-chairman of the club, presented the award and told Andrew that Derwent Bowmen members were delighted to have an outright winner among their membership.

The award was judged on the cumulative form shown by Andrew in two national competitions and two postal competitions that he took part in during the year.

He was ranked over the course of the 12 months on a points system and his consistently good form has now been rewarded.

New archers of all ages are always welcome at the club, based at Gold Close in Darley Bridge.

Once new members have completed a beginners’ course, they are free to enjoy the club’s extensive facilities.

These include a club house and a large private archery field.

Both junior and adult members fly the flag for the club somewhere in the country during most weekends.

The club also has a dedicated coaching officer to help interested parties.

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