Essex at the European Championships

ArcheryGB held the European Championships and CQT at Nottingnham between the 21st and 29th May 2016 and Essex were well represented.

Daisy Clark was shooting in the Ladies Compound category and was part of the GBR team (with Andrea Gales and Naomi Jones) who made it through to the finals in the very centre of Nottingham coming fourth after a close match against the Netherlands in a fantastic venue.

Shooting had started earlier in the week at the Highfields Park ground where over 400 archers from 40 countries battled it out for places in the finals and also the CQT - Continental Qualifying Tournament where the top three won places for their county for the Rio Olympics.

This was very tense but Patrick Huston won a place for GBR Men which means we will have at least one athlete at the games - there are chances for a whole team at the Atalya competition which is in a couple of weeks time.

Essex were also well represented in the Judges and volunteers with Steve Johnson and Paul Clark taking charge of a number of team matches along with the Continental Judges and Richard Pilkington acting as Assistant DoS.

The event was one of the best people had ever seen - high praise indeed from officials who travel the world at such events and the question being asked is what can the team do next?

Whatever it is I hope I can be involved as it was great fun even if it was very hard work!