The First weekend in July saw Deben AC Juniors return for their second time to the Junior Nationals Outdoor Championships. Our team of Ollie Vobe, Ollie Smith, Jason Cooper and Roman Quinton travelled to the competition held at Lilleshall in Shropshire. The weather was good despite a couple of heavy showers on Sunday and wearing our new Squad shirts we managed to be successful.
Roman Quinton won the Metric 4 and Bristol 4 Recurve section and so Under 12 Champion. His scores on Sunday along with Imogen Newby, Lauren Bann, Rhiannon Easton means they won the National County team trophy for Essex and Suffolk. Also Roman and Imogen secured a win for the Southern Counties Regional team.
Jason Cooper was up against some tough competition in the Metric 3 and Bristol 3 but still managed 8th place and 11th on the Sunday. However he did achieve PB's on both days.
Ollie Smith Won both the Gents World Archery 1440 round and the York round on Sunday. Winning the York round which is a senior round means he gets the title of Archery GB National Champion in Gents Barebow.
Ollie Vobe came 2nd on the Gents World Archery 1440 round to a much older (who was celebrating an 18th birthday the next day) very experience International Recurve Archer but still put in a really good score. On Sunday for the York Round he won and claimed the title of Archery GB National Champion in Gents Recurve.