ONCE again Nethermoss Juniors have done their club proud during two separate competitions for young archers – ‘The July Nationals’ and ‘The Northern Counties Portsmouth Round’.
The July Nationals is a nationwide competition for all juniors broken down by age groups and 437 junior archers took part.
During the month of July participating junior archers have to submit their best score from a traditional British round called a National.
In the ‘Boys Under 18 – Recurve’ section, Jack Grogan won third place and in the ‘Boys Under 10 – Recurve’ section, Jack Charnley claimed second place.
The Northern Counties – including the Isle of Man – have introduced a new competition with the intention of making it nationwide.
The competition runs over five months, November to March inclusive with results published monthly and overall final placings.
Nethermoss Juniors, once again, are also doing the club proud with current winners in three categories.
In the ‘Under 10 Recurve Boy’ section, Jack Charnley is the current leader with his twin brother Thomas in second.
In the ‘Under 12 Recurve Boy’ section, Henry Etheridge is the current leader and Thomas Rice is in third position.
In the ‘Under 14 Recurve Boy’ section, Harrison Moss is the current leader with his teammates Oliver Johnston fourth and Finn Middleton-Baird lying 12th.
In the ‘Under 16 Recurve Boy’ section, elder brother of the Charnleys’, William, is lying in a creditable third place and Dominic Jervis 14th.
The girls are not letting the boys have it all their own way. Heather Hughes and Sadie Hickson are lying fifth and ninth in the ‘Under 12 Recurve Girl’ section. Meantime, Sadie’s sister, Amelia is lying eighth in the ‘Under 14 Recurve Girl’ section.
These results show the strength and enthusiasm of Nethermoss Junior Archers and the dedication and encouragement shown by their parents and the club’s child protection officer, Pat Moss.