WFCA Success at SCOA Rats Ashes

July 2016

WFCA had a fantastic turnout at the SCOA Rats Ashes archery tournament on 10th July. It was very close on scores in many categories. Well done to everyone who shot especially Dave, Scott, Melissa and Lindsey on their wins. Also to Dan and Sheila on their classification medals, Angela on winning a white rat, Heike for a possible County Record and Freya for a new PB!

SCOA Rats Ashes results

Top Lady Beats Men As Wyre Forest Target Gold

WFCA Rats Ashes

WFCA Archers in National Team Event

June 2016

Members of Wyre Forest Company of Archers were once again asked to represent the county of Worcestershire at The National Team Event held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of June.

Scott Potter made up one third of the Gent’s Compound team whilst Melissa Smallman and Daniel Finn were part of the Ladies and Gents recurve ‘B’ teams. Despite the mixture of tricky winds, hot sun and heavy downpours, all shot well and enjoyed the experience of both the Head to Head and individual rounds.

The compound gents team made it through to the 1/8 round by beating Berkshire 207 to 192 but were then knocked out by the team from Gloucestershire. Both recurve teams were knocked out in the first round but put up a good fight and did themselves and their county proud. WFCA Associate member Anne Rutland shot in the compound ladies team. They were beaten in the first round by Yorkshire, 211 to 200.

Huge congratulations must be said to the Worcestershire ‘A’ team comprising of Sally Gilder, Hazel Blissett and Linda Haines who gained the second place medal. Congratulations also go to Melissa for claiming her 1100 Fita Star badge.

2016 National County Team Championships results

May Day Archery Have-A-Go

May 2016

On Sunday 1st May, from 12 noon Wyre Forest Company of Archers will be running an archery have-a-go stall at the Wolverley 9th annual Traditional May Day Fayre. The venue is Wolverley Church Hall Field, Wolverley, DY11 5TH. Other attractions include demonstrations from Svartland Vikings who will be setting up camp and showing how they lived back then, and Time Healers who will be coming along to give demonstrations on medicine throughout the ages. There will also be stalls, local arts and crafts, traditional village games, Maypole Dancing, BBQ, refreshments, a tombola stall, music & merriment, and much more.

Svartland Living History Sociery

Time Healers

WFCA At Sherriff’s Western

September 2015

Good results for several WFCA archers at the Sherriff’s Western archery tournament hosted by Stourbridge Company of Archers. Well done Martin Preece for 3rd gents recurve, Melissa Smallman for 1st ladies recurve, Dave and Lindsey Brazier for 2nd place medals in the compound categories and to Heike Palmer for best junior girl recurve.

Sharp-shooter Preece claims third in recurve