MEMBERS of Derwent Bowmen Archery Club shot the first leg of The National Series 2011 in Evesham, Worcestershire, on Sunday.
The Darley Bridge-based club was delighted that one of its younger archers, 18-year-old Andrew Randall, shot particularly well throughout the day and fought his way through to the last four competitors.
The Lady Manners School pupil was delighted to take an overall third place.
The National Series, still in only its third year, has established itself as the top home competition to enter and Andrew’s achievement was all the more impressive because all three of the GB Olympic mens’ archery team from Beijing took part, with Andrew being placed higher than two of them.
There are four more National Series shoots around the country, followed by a grand final in Liverpool during September. Derwent Bowmen hope Andrew will continue representing the club successfully on each of these occasions.
New archers of all ages are welcome at Derwent Bowmen Archery Club, based on Gold Close in Darley Bridge.
Once new members have completed a beginners’ course, they can fly the flag for the club in juniors and seniors competitions at events across the country during most weekends.
For information, you can go to www.derwentbowmen.co.uk