February and March are upon us; that means NUAC will be busy with competitions and events almost every weekend. Take a deep breath and jump in…
Already we’ve had the BUCS Indoor Championships on the 6th of February where 15 of NUAC’s eager archers made the long trek to Telford to join almost 700 other archers from all over the country.
- Our Senior Gents team (Andrew Smith, Xi Wang and Clement Rault) finished up 21st overall, with Andrew Smith shooting a mighty 554.
- Our Senior Ladies team (Sarah Hazell, Courtenay Muller and Christel Yeung) was 13th with a team score of 1492, just one point behind both Oxford University and Cambridge University.
- Our Novice team (Christel Yeung, Steven Holt and Calum McKenzie) came 11th overall with a score of 1391, scratching a tiny two point lead on Imperial.
The UKSAA has published a full review and results from the competition, click the LINK for more.
Saturday February 20th brings us League Match 3 hosted by Heriot-Watt University and February 27th League Match 4 in Strathclyde.
The NUAC Seniors are currently sitting in 4th place overall after Strathclyde’s second place result in the second leg edged them a single league point ahead of us. A podium position is still well with our reach.
Our Novice side is doing slightly better, currently sitting in 3rd place overall. Once again it was a second place result in the second leg from Strathclyde that pushed them a single league point ahead of NUAC in the league tables.
With two matches to go the SSS league is still wide open. To see more about the league, follow this LINK.
The British University Team Championships takes place on March 5th in the University of Derby and features 32 teams of 3 shooting in a Hit/Miss knockout style competition that many claim is the most stressful and simultaneously the most exciting competition of the year.
NUAC will be represented by our A-Team of Andrew Smith, Xi Wang and Chynna Blaehr; Andrew being to BUTC for the first time this year. A lottery will decide if we get to send a B-Team too.
This shoot will be live streamed and is well worth a watch. Look out for more news in the coming weeks.
SSS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday March 19th will be the last shoot of the University indoor season. Once again we are off to Strathclyde to take on the other seven University clubs of Scotland. With League points not a concern, we are hoping to have archers of all bowstyles competing. SSS medals are big and shiny so I know you want one.
The Napier Students Association sports ball is on Saturday March 12th at the Corn Exchange. Tickets are selling out fast so if you didn’t sign up to an NUAC table you can still grab an individual ticket by clicking HERE.
Nomination forms for sports and societies awards are available now so be sure to read through the categories and if there’s anyone who you think deserves an award be sure to fill out the nomination form on their behalf. You can do this in relative anonymity (ie, don’t tell anyone) if you hope to surprise your chosen nominee.
There is still open competitions (find them all HERE), the NUAC annual general meeting where you can be elected to the committee and the ArcheryGB general meeting to look forward to.
Outdoor shooting will begin around the Easter Holidays, more info on that when we get it.
Good Shooting Everyone!!