Juniors news


Izzy and Adam selected for European Youth Cup Stage 2

16 June 2017

Isabelle and Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club have been selected for the Great Britain team which will compete in the second stage of the European Youth Cup. The tournament will be held in Porec, Croatia from the 9th to the 14th of July.

Adam will shoot in the Compound Cadet Men category, and Izzy in the Compound Junior Women category.

This has been achieved against extraordinarily strong competition for places.

Congratulations and best wishes to them from all at the YAA.

Full story:
 Archery GB: European Youth Cup Stage 2 Selection Announcement

Joe is British Field Champion

1 June 2017

Congratulations to Joe Fairburn on his outstanding shooting in the All British Field Championships at Pentref this weekend - 3 strong PBs and a new national record, beating Patrick Huston's record by one point! Well over the selection scores for the Europeans in Slovenia! fingers crossed for that selection.

Kath Fitzpatrick
Proud coach!


Joe Fairburn (15) of Wharfe Valley Archers, became the U18 British Junior Field Archery Freestyle champion last weekend shooting a National record score of 343 on the marked round, beating Patrick Huston's existing record.

Joe's two day score was less than a dozen points off the men's podium as well as another European Championships qualification score.

An excellent weekend's work.


Photo courtesy of Colin Fairburn

Archery GB Key Event 3

Kath Fitzpatrick - 1 June 2017

Excellent performances from Yorkshire archers, all in Kath's Academy coaching group!

Niamh Titchener ranked top of tier 3, then took individual Gold in the Tier 3 Cadet girls 720 and H2H, and mixed team Gold in the Cadet event alongside team mate Piers Skilton.

Megan Tinker ranked 5th in the Junior Ladies tier 1 event, took the Silver in the triple team event alongside Jodie Green and Lauryn Jewkes, Bronze in the mixed team alongside Ryan Pinder.

A NCAS success also in Kaths group, Kieran Shirley from St Helens (NCAS) also fared well taking Silver in the Cadet mixed team, shooting against training partner Niamh Titchener and Piers Skilton, then taking Bronze in the Cadet Boys tier 2 event and individual Bronze in the Cadet Boys individual tier 3.

Good solid performances from a developing team and a very happy Coach!

Megan Tinker on her way to two medals at Key Event 3:





Niamh Titchener shorting in the Key event 3 on her way to individual and mixed team medals:



Photos courtesy of Derek Sizeland and Kath Fitzpatrick

Kath Fitzpatrick

Megan and Joe win at Daventry

Kath Fitzpatrick - 16 May 2017

Well done to Joe Fairburn and Megan Tinker for winning the gents and ladies eliminations at Daventry Field shoot on Sunday the 14th.

Both shot the full round at adult distance then went into the shoot-offs in the adult categories.

Excellent performance from our two leading Field juniors!


Photo courtesy of Colin Fairburn


Kath Fitzpatrick
Proud coach!

Gold for Adam in Greece

22 April 2017

Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club has won team gold for Great Britain at the European Youth Cup in Marathon, Greece.

The compound cadets team of Adam, Liam Peake and Kai Thomas-Prause won through to the final against the home nation. GB opened very strongly with three Xs and three 10s in their first end, and held the lead to the end, despite a strong comeback by Greece. GB won by 224 points to 213.

Congratulations to Adam and his team mates on this superb victory.

Yorkshire juniors at Key Event 1

17 April 2017

Yorkshire's juniors had mixed fortunes at the Key Event 1 for World Youth Championships Selection, which took place at Lilleshall on the 15th and 16th of April.

Ben Daniel won Recurve Cadet Men Tier 3. He qualified in second place, and shot a brilliant head-to-head to win his category. With Rhiannion Easton he finished third in the Mixed Team. His Cadet Men's team qualified in top place and went on to win gold.

Niamh Tichener qualified in fourth place in Recurve Junior Women Tier 3. She had a difficult head-to-head, but finished in 5th overall. Her mixed team qualified in third but finished in fifth. She did better in the cadet women's team event though, qualifying in first place and finishing in second.

Megan Ashleigh Tinker of Dearne Valley AC qualified in fourth place in Recurve Junior Women Tier 1, with a personal best at 70 metres. She was knocked out in a very close head-to-head, finishing 5th overall. Her mixed team finished fourth, but her girls team won gold.

Joe Fairburn had a tough time in Recurve Cadet Men Tier 1. He qualified in 4th place with a very good score of 592 - just 6 points off the top place. But he had a difficult head-to-head and, despite winning several matches, finished 8th overall.

Congratulations to them from the YAA.

Key Event 1 for World Youth Championships Selection

Simon Slater - 15 April 2017

This weekend sees Key Event 1 taking place at Lilleshall - the first of four events throughout the year aimed at the country's best junior archers.

The events aim to give the archers the experience and skills of a full international event with Individual, team and mixed team events taking place at each stage.

The following YAA archers are all attending this weekend:
 Megan Tinker, Dearne Valley - Recurve Junior Women
 Niamh Titchener, Archers of East Riding - Recurve Cadet Women
 Joe Fairburn, Archery GB - Recurve Cadet Men
 Ben Daniel, St George's - Recurve Cadet Men

Good luck from all at the YAA.


Simon Slater
YAA PRO

Izzy to represent GB in France

26 February 2017

Isabelle Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club will represent Great Britain at the European Indoor Championships which are to be held at Vittel in France from the 5th to the 13th of March 2017.

Izzy will be part of Team GB's strong-looking Junior Compound team, alongside Bayley Sargent, Layla Annison, James Howse, Luke Ralls and Jacob Caine.

Compound Coach Jon Nott said: "By taking a highly experienced and competitive team I believe we are definitely in the hunt for medals".

Best wishes to Izzy from all at the YAA.

Full story:
 Archery GB: European Indoor Championships

Rosie is record-breaking national champion

10 December 2016

Rosie Elliott of Chantry Bowmen became National Junior Ladies Champion at the Junior National Indoor Championships, which were held at Lilleshall in early December.

Shooting longbow, Rosie scored 410 on a Portsmouth round, a personal best and a Yorkshire record. In achieving this score, Rosie became the U14 Champion and also the National Junior Ladies Champion - her total was more than any other age group competitor, including the junior men.

YAA President Andrew Neal said "This is an excellent achievement and rounds off a magnificent calendar year Rosie has had with her longbow. On behalf of the YAA and all Yorkshire archers, I'd like to congratulate Rosie."

Adam breaks national record

2 October 2016

Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club smashed a national record at the Inter Counties shoot on Saturday the 1st of October 2016. He scored the maximum of 1296 points on a Bristol 2, shooting compound.

Congratulations to Adam on this brilliant achievement.

Space available for Inter Counties team

Gareth Beeby - 26 September 2016

I have one space available at the Junior Inter Counties event, which will take place this coming Saturday, the 1st of October. The shoot will be hosted by the Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury near Preston, Lancashire.

I am taking applications from all bow styles and genders.

If possible, please provide evidence of scores from 12-dozen rounds.

If you're interested, please contact me at:
 archerygareth@gmail.com

Gareth Beeby
County Teams Coordinator

Perris Archery Junior Indoor League 2016-17

Paul Ramos - 18 September 2016

It's that time of the year again! Summer is nearly over and our thoughts turn to the indoor season.

This year the Perris Archery Junior Indoor League is in its 5th year, with clubs from around the country showing interest in joining the league.

The league is based on a half-Portsmouth round - 30 arrows at 20 yards, on a 60cm face target.

Each recurve team consists of 3 archers, each compound team consists of 2 archers.

This year we hope to increase the number of teams. There is no fee for entering as the trophies are sponsored by Perris Archery. So the competition is ideal to keep the juniors motivated over the winter months from October to March.

Here are the rules for this year:
 Perris Archery Junior Indoor League 2016-17 rules (PDF)

Could you please confirm if your club will be entering any teams this coming year. The deadline for entries will be Friday 23rd September 2016.

Please ensure that all information is provided:-
 Club name
 AGB club number
 Registered county
 No of recurve teams
 No of compound teams
 Contact name for score submissions - email address and telephone no


Many thanks,

Paul Ramos
League Organiser

National Talent Development Programme for recurve junior archers

Katy Cumming - 30 July 2016

Archery GB would like to offer all aspiring Olympic Archers under the age of 20 the opportunity to engage with our National Talent Development Programme for 2016-2017. Archers who are currently within the 2015-2016 group or who have engaged previously WILL need to sign up again.

Athletes will be invited back to Lilleshall once every three months at 10 per session to be assessed by our Talent Team Coaches - athletes are expected to attend all sessions. The Programme is athlete led: it is the athletes' responsibility to take as much information from the coaches as they need to direct their training. This allows athletes to develop in their own way and time without expectations from Archery GB, who are here for support and encouragement.

Ceri Ann Davies, Performance Pathways Manager, said:
"This programme affords an incredible amount of flexibility to young athletes. It puts them at the heart of our Pathway, whereby they develop autonomy and can take their talent in a direction that feels right for them."

Please enter via Sport 80:
 https://agb.sport80.com/login

If you have difficulty with online registration, please complete this form and email it to me:
 Talent Selection application form (PDF)
(Please note that the dates are a year out - assume 2016 where they say 2015.)
 katy.cumming@archerygb.org

The entry fee for registration is 15 per person.

Thank you in advance.

Katy Cumming
Performance Coordinator
Archery GB | Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre | Newport | Shropshire | TF10 9AT

 Archery GB

Yorkshire juniors excel at JNOC 2016

5 July 2016

Yorkshire's junior archers have achieved brilliant results at the Junior National Outdoors Championships 2016, which were held on the 2nd and 3rd of July.

Metric rounds were shot on Saturday.

In Junior Gentlemen Compound, 13 year old Adam Carpenter (Barnsley AC) won his category, shooting the senior men's distances - 90m, 70m, 50m and 30m. He scored 1328, which was 42 points higher than the top scorer on the 70-60-50-30 distances.

Isabelle Carpenter (Barnsley AC) finished second in Junior Ladies Compound, with a score of 1299 on the Ladies WA 1440.

Joe Fairburn (Panda Bowmen) won gold in the Metric 2 Junior Gentleman Recurve category with a score of 1263. His score helped the NCAS Junior Gentlemen Recurve team to win the regional title.

Megan Tinker (Dearne Valley AC) finished fourth in the Metric 2 Junior Ladies Recurve category with a score of 1121.

Alyssa Barraclough (Dearne Valley AC) finished fifth in the Metric 4 Junior Ladies Recurve category with a score of 1245. She was part of the NCAS Junior Ladies Recurve team, which took fourth place.

Hannah Stocks (Danum Junior Archers) won bronze in the Metric 4 Junior Ladies Compound category with a score of 1331.

Imperial rounds were shot on Sunday, for the national titles.

Hannah Stocks (Danum Junior Archers) won bronze in the Bristol 4 Junior Ladies Compound category with a score of 1276.

Catherine Dales (Bowmen of Leeds) won silver in the Bristol 2 Junior Ladies Compound category with a score of 1196.

Megan Tinker (Dearne Valley AC) finished fifth in the Bristol 2 Junior Ladies Recurve category with a score of 1121.

Joe Fairburn (Panda Bowmen) won silver in the Bristol 2 Junior Gentleman Recurve category with a score of 1246.

Isabelle Carpenter (Barnsley AC) won gold in Junior Ladies Compound, with a score of 1268 on the Hereford round.

Adam Carpenter (Barnsley AC) won gold in Junior Gentlemen Compound, with a score of 1248 on the York round.

Yorkshire finished third in the County Mixed Recurve Team category thanks to scores from Alyssa Barraclough, Elizabeth Ferguson, Catherine Dales and Joe Fairburn.

Yorkshire finished second in the County Mixed Compound Team category thanks to scores from Hannah Stocks, Isabelle Carpenter and Adam Carpenter.

Congratulations to them all, and to the other Yorkshire juniors who took part in the biggest and best JNOC ever!

Izzy and Adam excel in Hungary

8 May 2016

Isabelle and Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club have put in exceptional performances at the first leg of the European Youth Cup, which was held in Hungary in early May.

Izzy set a new UK record of 144 for Junior Lady Compound 15 Arrow Pass. She and her team mates Layla Annison and Hollie Smith went on to win gold against Italy in the Compound Cadet Women's Team final.

Adam won the Mixed Compound Team silver with Lucy Mason. He then beat Teodor Vlad (Romania), Kritjan Puusepp (Estonia) and Sebastien Osnowski (Belgium) to earn a place in the Individual Compound Cadet Men's final. He and his opponent Sune Rasmussen (Denmark) started level, but Rasmussen opened up a narrow lead, then finished with a perfect end to claim gold.

Congratulations to Adam and Izzy on another brilliant performance!

Below are some photos from Kath Fitzpatrick:

Adam in his gold medal match:


Izzy with her team mates, receiving their gold medals:


The Great Britain squad:

Megan is English and Northern Counties Field Champion

6 April 2016

Megan Ashleigh Tinker won the English Field Archery Championships and the Northern Counties Field Archery Championships at Kendal last weekend.

Megan, of Dearne Valley Archery Club, scored a total of 442 points over the two days in very wet conditions on a tough course.

These titles add to the UK and Yorkshire titles that she already holds.

Outstanding shooting - congratulations to Megan from all at the YAA.

Junior successes in 2015

Kath Fitzpatrick - 13 March 2016

I put together a paper for the YAA AGM on the great successes enjoyed by Yorkshire's juniors in 2015. Here it is as a PDF:
 YAA junior successes in 2015 (PDF)

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Archery GB Talent Coach/Coordinator, Northern Regional Academy

 ArcheryCoaches.co.uk

 01226 218518
 07590 466907

Izzy and Adam selected for GB's Hungary team

8 March 2016

Isabelle Carpenter and Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club have been selected for the Great Britain compound team which will take part in the European Youth Cup.

The tournament will be held in Budapest, Hungary from the 2nd to the 7th of May.

This is an outstanding achievement against very strong competition. Best wishes to them both from the YAA!

Full story:
 Archery GB: European Youth Cup teams named

YAA juniors at the Inter Counties 2015

Mary Hannan - 4 October 2015

Yorkshire juniors gave a highly rewarding display of shooting at Saturday's Five Counties meeting:
 Girls Recurve, Bristol 2 - 1st: Catherine Dales
 Girls Recurve, Bristol 2 - 3rd: Karly Johnson
 Girls Recurve, Bristol 3 - 1st: Megan Tinker
 Girls Recurve, Bristol 3 - 3rd: Jess Howden
 Girls Recurve, Bristol 4 - 2nd: Niamh Titchener
 Girls Recurve, Bristol 5 - 3rd: Elizabeth Ferguson
 Boys Recurve, Bristol 3 - 2nd: Daniel Hall shooting in his first competition in this age group
 Girls compound Bristol 2 - 1st: Izzy Carpenter with a maximum of 1296
 Boys compound Bristol 3 - 1st: Adam Carpenter with a maximum of 1296

Izzy and Adam Carpenter are Northern counties compound champions.




Mary Hannan
YAA Juniors Officer

Joe wins IFAA World Championship

31 August 2015

Joe Fairburn of Panda Bowmen became the 2015 IFAA World Junior Freestyle Recurve Bowhunter Champion this week in Hungary. In intense heat and over four very tough courses, he won the Under 17 class with ease.

This is a fabulous achievement at just 13 years of age.

Below are some photos of Joe receiving his title. Photos courtesy of Colin Fairburn.





Adam and Izzy shine at the British Target Championships

10 August 2015

Adam Carpenter and Isabelle Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club have had an amazing weekend at the British Target Championships, held on the 8th and 9th of August.

Adam won day 1 of the British Target Championships in Gents Compound. Despite being only 13 years old, Adam competed in the senior category and won very well.
Adam ranked 15th out of 57 in the double 50 metre qualification round, just 22 points behind first-ranked John Stubbs in a very tightly contested field.
Adam commenced the long battle through the head-to-head matches with 144 to 137 win. After winning again by 139 points to 134 he faced Chris Bell in the quarter final, winning by 138 points to 133. He overcame Daniel Tompkins by 142 points to 140 in the semi final, to meet Carl Richards in the final. Adam won by 143 points to 140 to take the title.

Izzy ranked 6th in the double 50 metre Compound Women qualification round on day 1, just six points behind first-placed Lucy O'Sullivan. She won her first two head-to-head matches but was halted by Hope Greenwood in the quarter finals. Greenwood went on to win the title. Izzy finished fifth overall in the Compound Women category for day 1.
On day 2 Izzy topped the rankings of the qualification round, scoring 1359 on a Women's WA1440. She was equal on points and tens to Hope Greenwood, but won by 40 Xs to 33. This is a personal best for Izzy and her first Grand Master Bowman score.
Izzy finished third overall for the weekend and won the Short Metric Trophy too.

Outstanding performances - congratulations to both from the YAA.

Yorkshire at the Junior Masters 2015

6 August 2015

This year's Junior Masters tournaments were held in Yorkshire, jointly hosted by Greenman Archers and Barnsley Archery Club at the Silverwood Miners Welfare Resource Centre in Rotherham on the 1st and 2nd of August. Yorkshire's juniors put in some excellent performances.

Saturday 1st August
Six-dozen ranking rounds were shot in the morning and individual match rounds in the afternoon, for the Junior Masters titles.

Jessie Slater topped the rankings after the Recurve S2 - Junior Women U18 qualification round. She got a bye through the quarter finals then won the semi final and final to take the category title on her last outing to this tournament. Jessie was fourth across all age categories in the Recurve Junior Women.

Lewis Slater was 3rd in the Recurve S3 - Junior Men U16 qualification round and took bronze in his category.

Luke Stocks was up against very strong competition in the Recurve S5 - Junior Men U14 category. He ranked 8th in the qualification round and went on to finish 8th in his category.

Megan Tinker was 2nd in the Recurve S4 - Junior Women U16 qualification round. She got a bye through the quarter finals, won her semi final match then beat first-ranked Katrina Brown in the gold medal match. Megan was third across all age categories in the Recurve Junior Women.

Adam Carpenter ranked 1st in the Compound MU18 - Junior Men U18 qualification round. He won silver in the final, edged out by one point, but triumphed as overall Junior Masters Champion in the Compound Junior Men.

Izzy Carpenter ranked 1st in the Compound WU18 - Junior Women U18 qualification round. Izzy Carpenter got a bye through the quarter finals then won the semi final and final to take her category title. She took silver overall in the Compound Junior Women.

Sunday 2nd August
Round-robin head-to-heads were shot for rankings in the morning and individual match rounds in the afternoon.

Jessie Slater finished 1st in the Recurve S2 - Junior Women U18 round-robins. As on Saturday, she got a bye through the quarter finals then won the semi final and final to take the category title.

Lewis Slater was 3rd in the Recurve S3 - Junior Men U16 round-robins and took bronze in his category.

Luke Stocks was 6th in the Recurve S5 - Junior Men U14 round-robins. He went on to finish 6th in his category.

Megan Tinker ranked 3rd in the Recurve S4 - Junior Women U16 round-robins. She won her semi final match then won the gold medal match.

Adam Carpenter ranked 1st in the Compound MU18 - Junior Men U18 round-robins. He went on to win gold in the final.

Izzy Carpenter ranked 1st in the Compound WU18 - Junior Women U18 round-robins. She went on to take the gold medal.

Outstanding performances by the county's juniors, and excellent hosting by Greenman and Barnsley. Congratulations to all!

Izzy the champion

7 July 2015

Isabelle Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club became National Champion at the Junior National Outdoor Championships last weekend. She scored 1252 on a Hereford round - a new Yorkshire record, despite thunder, high winds and heavy downpours - to take the Women's Compound title.

This followed on from a first place the previous day when she shot a Ladies WA1440 (FITA).

There were other good performances by Yorkshire juniors over the weekend.

Jessie Slater of Nova Bowmen finished second in Recurve Women on Saturday, shooting a Ladies WA1440 (FITA).

Niamh Titchener of Archers of East Riding finished 4th on Saturday and 5th on Sunday in Recurve Bow - Section 8 - Junior Women U12.

Megan Tinker of Dearne Valley Archery Club surged from 11th place on Saturday to 4th place on Sunday in Recurve Bow - Section 4 - Junior Women U16. This is just her second year of shooting.

Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club finished 3rd in Compound Men on Saturday, shooting a Gents WA1440 (FITA). On Sunday he finished 2nd in Compound Bow - Section 5 - Junior Men U14.

Great performances all round - congratulations to all Yorkshire juniors who took part.

Joe succeeds in Alabama

7 July 2015

Joe Fairburn of Panda Bowmen won individual gold and bronze, and narrowly missed out on a team bronze, at the USA National Junior Championships, which took place in Decatur, Alabama, from the 1st to the 5th of July.

If he had been a US citizen, he would also have been crowned overall Under-15 Boy Supreme Champion!

A great achievement for him and a feather in the cap for Yorkshire archery and his club. Congratulations to Joe from the YAA.

Izzy and Adam selected for Rome

4 July 2015

Adam and Isabelle Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club have been selected again for the Great Britain team. They will fly out to Rome in just over a week's time to compete in the European Archery Cup.

Congratulations to them, and our best wishes for success!

Joe breaks two national records

22 June 2015

Joe Fairburn of Panda Bowmen overcame strong winds and showers to break two long-standing national records at York last weekend.

On Saturday the 20th he scored 1278 on a Bristol 3 round, taking the record from Brad Denny.

On Sunday the 21st he scored 1234 on a Bristol 3 round. Added to Saturday's score, this made 2512 for the Double Bristol 3, beating Tom Barber's record.

This comes on top of recently winning the YAA Under 14 recurve title, and ahead of his invitation to the U.S. National Target Championships, U.S. Open and Easton JOAD Nationals, which will be held from the 1st to the 5th of July in Decatur, Alabama.

Congratulations and best wishes to Joe!

Izzy and Adam excel at the World Archery Youth Championships

13 June 2015

Isabelle and Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club have performed brilliantly at the World Archery Youth Championships in Yankton, USA.

Adam, James Howse and Luke Rails formed the GB Cadet Mens Compound team. They beat Australia by 223 points to 221 in the quarter finals, then beat favourites Turkey by 230 points to 228 in the semi finals. The United States won the final, but silver is a fantastic result for Team GB.

Izzy, Lucy Mason and Rebecca Lennon trounced Canada by 216 points to 204 in the Cadet Womens Compound team quarter finals, but Mexico won the semi final and Australia narrowly won the bronze medal match.

A great performance by the Carpenters - congratulations to them from the YAA.

Megan is Junior Sports Personality of the Year

13 May 2015

Megan Ashleigh Tinker has won the Doncaster Junior Sports Personality of the Year award.

Megan, of Dearne Valley Archery Club, received the award at the Doncaster Free Press Community Awards ceremony on the 6th of May. The award was presented in recognition of her excellent achievements in archery over the last 12 months.

Many congratulations to Megan from the YAA!

Izzy and Adam selected for World Archery Youth Championships

29 March 2015

Isabelle Carpenter and Adam Carpenter, both of Barnsley Archery Club, have been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Archery Youth Championships after finishing 2nd in their categories at the recent selection shoot.

The championships will take place in Yankton, USA, from the 8th to the 14th of June 2015.

Izzy and Adam will be members of the six-strong Compound Cadets team.

Congratulations and best wishes to them from the YAA!

Full story:
 Archery GB: Off to the World Youth Champs

Joe shortlisted for Leeds Sports Awards

24 January 2015

Joe Fairburn has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Leeds Sports Awards in the U14 Young Achievers category. He will be up against a Taekwondo champion and a Gymnastics champion.

The winner will be announced at the Gala dinner on Thursday 5th March, which will be held at the New Dock Hall, Clarence Dock, Leeds.

Congratulations to Joe from everyone at the YAA!

The event:
 2015 Leeds Sports Awards

YAA juniors at JNIC 2014

8 December 2014

Three of Yorkshire's juniors have won medals at the Junior National Indoor Championships 2014, which were held in Coventry on the 7th of December.

 Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club won the Junior Gentlemen Under 14 Compound trophy.
 Isabelle Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club won silver in the Junior Ladies Under 16 Compound category.
 Jessie Slater of Nova Bowmen won silver in the Junior Ladies Under 18 Recurve category.

Congratulations to them!

Kath Fitzpatrick adds:
Congratulations to Yorkshire Junior and TASS archer (transitioning from the Northern Academy) Jessie Slater of Nova Bowmen, who came second in the Under 18 Ladies Recurve, almost edging out national squad member Bryony Pitman. In the end there were just 4 points in it! A great performance and new PB too.

Junior target archery rankings 2014

7 November 2014

The Archery GB target archery rankings for 2014 have been published, and Yorkshire's juniors have made an excellent showing.

Jessie Slater of Nova Bowmen has finished 10th nationally in Junior Girls Recurve. Catherine Dales (Bowmen of Leeds) and Megan Tinker (Dearne Valley Archery Club) have also made good placings.

Izzy Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club has achieved sixth place in Junior Girls Compound.

Joe Fairburn of Panda Bowmen is ranked 8th in Junior Boys Recurve. Lewis Slater (Nova Bowmen) and Ben Daniel (St George's Archery Club) also ranked well.

Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club has taken fourth place in Junior Boys Compound.

Many congratulations from the YAA to them!

Full story:
2014's top juniors named!

YAA juniors at Five Counties 2014

Kath Fitzpatrick - 4 October 2014

Yorkshire's juniors performed well at today's NCAS Five Counties Juniors Match, despite the foul weather.

Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club is the Northern Counties Compound Champion.

Izzy Carpenter and Adam both won their categories.

Jessie Slater, Catherine Dales and Elizabeth Ferguson have won the Junior Ladies Recurve Team Title. The girls team led all day, at one moment by only 13 points, to win with a combined score of 3330. This is the first time Yorkshire has won this trophy since 2006.

Jessie Slater is the Bristol 2 Champion for the second year running.

Catherine Dales took the B3 title.

Harry Spencer won the boys B1 longbow.

Elizabeth Ferguson set a new county record, with a personal-best score and a six gold end in her first team event.

The boys recurve team lost narrowly to Cheshire after a good battle all day, with a final team score of 3340.

Congratulations to them!

Izzy and Adam on GB Development Squad

21 September 2014

Congratulations to Izzy Carpenter and Adam Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club, who have been selected onto the Archery GB Compound Youth Development Squad - testament to their hard work and achievements this year.

Academies Cup 2014

Kath Fitzpatrick - 28 August 2014

Yorkshire archers took three medals at the Archery GB Academies Cup event at Lilleshall on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of August 2014.

Joe Fairburn took bronze in the Cub category (13 and under) shooting against Lewis Slater, also of Yorkshire, and moving from 4-0 down to level at 5-5 before sealing the win on a one-arrow shoot-off.

Jessie Slater took the Junior Ladies bronze shooting at 70m.

Blain Nicholson took the Junior Gents bronze at 70m against Harrison Waterworth of Wales who had led ahead of recent silver medallist in Korea Tom Howse after the ranking round. It was a tough match going to 5-5 with Blain taking the win on a one-arrow shoot-off ending a real nail-biting match.

The Northern Academy athletes had Kukri shirts especially for the occasion and led out the parade of competitors for the opening ceremony under a Yorkshire flag, representing the location of the Northern Academy.

Photos of the day:
 Academies Cup 2014

National Field title for Joe Fairburn

22 July 2014

12 year old Joe Fairburn from Panda Bowmen shot an under-15 junior gents record-breaking score for the 24 target FITA Mixed round from the red pegs at the Junior Field Champs at Kendal on the weekend of 19/20 July.

In winning the under-18 recurve title, his overall score for the two days was only one point off his own record total which he set earlier in the summer at Daventry. This title takes his national titles tally for the year to five, having already won the under-15 NFAS 3D Field Championship, plus the Metric and Imperial distances at the Junior National Outdoor Championships earlier this month and the regional national title with his team mates from NCAS.

A great year so far with still plenty to shoot for over the remaining months of the outdoor season.



 http://www.joefairburn.com/

YAA Juniors at JNOC 2014

27 June 2014

Yorkshire will be well represented at the upcoming Junior National Outdoor Championships taking place on the 5th and 6th of July at Lilleshall. The following archers are all entered to shoot and already parents are planning a display of Yorkshire support with plenty of white rose flags and bunting on order.

 Adam Carpenter - Barnsley Archery Club
 Catherine Dales - Bowmen of Leeds
 Ben Daniel - St George's Archery Club
 Joe Fairburn - Panda Bowmen
 Thomas Mowforth - Archers of East Riding
 Blain Nicholson - Archers of East Riding
 Jessie Slater - Nova Bowmen
 Lewis Slater - Nova Bowmen
 Matt Stanley - St George's Archery Club
 Megan Tinker - Dearne Valley Archery Club

SIx of the above archers are on the GB Academy. Academy coach Kath Fitzpatrick will be on duty with them on what promises to be a great weekend.

The YAA wish them good shooting and good luck. Results and updates will be available after the weekend.

Izzy wins bronze for GBR

Kath Fitzpatrick - 23 May 2014

Izzy Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club won bronze today with the Great Britain cadet compound ladies team at the European Outdoor Youth Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


The Cadet girls compound team, winners of the bronze medal today in Slovenia. From left to right: Kirsten George (from Isle of Man), Lucy Mason (Deer Park in Cheltenham) and Izzy Carpenter (Barnsley, Yorkshire). Lucy is aged just 13!

Great Britain also won:
 Cadet boys compound Bronze
 Junior Boys compound Silver
 Cadet Boys recurve Gold

Congratulations from the YAA to Izzy and her GBR team mates.

Kath Fitzpatrick
Yorkshire County Coaching Officer
Archery GB Talent Coach/Coordinator, Northern Regional Academy

Izzy selected for GB

23 April 2014

Izzy Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club has been selected to shoot for Team GB. She'll shoot in the cadet compound category at the European Outdoor Youth Championships in Slovenia from the 19th to the 24th of May (round 1) with around 300 of Europe's best youth archers competing.

The team of 12 male and 7 female archers have been selected in both junior (Under 20) and cadet (Under 17) categories in recurve and compound bow styles. The athletes will compete in both individual and team events during that week.

The event will be held just outside Slovenia's capital city, Ljubljana.

Following the qualification round, archers will compete in a head-to-head event, run in the same format as the Olympics/Paralympics, with a 70m target for the recurve archers and a 50m target for the compound archers, which Isabelle will compete in.

NCAS archers and coaches feature strongly in the team.

Kath Fitzpatrick has been selected as part of the GB coaching team going to Slovenia for the Junior European Championships.

NCAS archer Jack Grogan will also represent GB in the Junior Men's Recurve class.

The youngest GB competitor is Lucy Mason, aged 13, who finished second in the selection shoot behind Aalin George - also from the Northern Counties, specifically the Isle of Man.


Izzy wins European bronze

30 January 2014

Congratulations to Izzy Carpenter of Barnsley Archery Club on winning the bronze medal at the European Archery Festival in Telford last weekend in the Junior Compound Ladies event.

She shot extremely well in her first FITA 18 and Head-To-Head, fighting off some high-quality older opposition.

Some really strong shooting under a lot of pressure at such a high profile international event!

There was lots of family support for all the competing Yorkshire archers, especially during Izzy's final rounds.


Izzy on the podium, right of picture. Photo by Malcolm Rees - used by kind permission.



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