Junior member, Heather, was delighted to win the Ken Harris trophy at the end-of-season clout competition on Sunday 18th October 2015 with the highest overall score.

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The first Bray League shoot of the indoor winter season of 2015 / 2016 was followed by awards presentations for most improved archers of the 2015 outdoor season. Daniel and Heather tied on points for Most Improved Juniors (Daniel, as always, shooting barebow) and both received medals and certificates.

Most improved juniors of 2015 outdoor season

Well done also to Daniel for taking first place in the under 14 barebow division of the 2014 / 2015 NCAS Portsmouth postal competition.

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Toxophily is another word for archery and a toxophilite is an archer.

Archery is the national sport of The Kingdom of Bhutan with almost every village having its own archery range.

Daniel takes 1st place at CCB Indoor

Well done to Daniel who took first place on Saturday 6th February 2016 in the Junior Gents Barebow category of the Cheshire County Bowmen Chester Indoor Tournament with a Portsmouth score of 339.

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Junior member Hollie is pictured here being coached by Graham having just started working towards her Bronze Award.

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HEA's end-of-season fun shoot on Sunday 27th March 2016 doubled as an awards ceremony when our junior barebow archer Daniel was presented with his 1st place medal from the 19th Annual Portsmouth Competition at North Meols which had taken place two Sundays earlier on 13th March. Having shot his round in the morning session, Daniel had missed out on the awards ceremony, so we felt it only right to make up for it. Well done Daniel!

Daniel  receives his North Meols medal!

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At various times in Britain's history, monarchs have banned football, bowls and golf because men were playing these sports rather than practising archery.

A skilled longbowman in the  Middle Ages could release 10 to 12 arrows per minute, meaning one arrow shot towards the target every 5 to 6 seconds.

Daniel takes 1st at Wirral Windsor tournament

Congratulations to our junior barebow archer Daniel who added another award to his collection by taking 1st Junior Gents Barebow on Sunday 10th July 2016 at the Wirral Archers Windsor Tournament.

Unable to pick up his award on the day, Daniel is pictured here receiving his medal from HEA coach Graham a week later.

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In the 1904 St. Louis Olympics, archery was the only sport women were allowed to compete in.

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Heather's second award was for the 2016 outdoor season, although she had to wait until HEA's Halloween Fun Shoot to receive her certificate.

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Hollie is pictured here at an indoor club shoot receiving her medal for having scored at the Junior distance at HEA's end-of-outdoor-season Ken Harris Clout competition which had taken place at Altcar two weeks earlier on 23rd October 2016.

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Hollie picks up her clout medal

Having completed his round in the morning session of Chorley Bowmen's 1st Annual Portsmouth Tournament on Sunday 16th October 2016, Daniel missed out on the afternoon medal ceremony. He is pictured being presented with his silver medal for 2nd in Junior Gents Barebow at HEA's Halloween Fun Shoot two weeks later.

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Junior archer Heather picked up two separate awards for Most Improved Junior during 2016. The first was for the 2015 / 2016 indoor season, presented to Heather during the outdoor season.

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Chorley silver for Daniel

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There are many different types of bow such as: recurve bow, compound bow, longbow, fieldbow, flatbow and horsebow, but only the recurve bow is allowed at the Olympics.

New member Luke earns his classification

New junior member Luke has wasted no time in earning a classification badge, having only joined HEA from our 2017 April/May beginners course. Luke received his 3rd class badge from club Chairman Paul on Sunday 25th June, along with one of the new HEA classification certificates, introduced this season, detailing the three qualifying scores which Luke - shooting barebow - achieved to earn his classification.

It is worth noting that as one of Luke's qualifying rounds - Short Junior Warwicks (2 dozen arrows at 30 yards and 2 dozen at 20 yards) - actually achieved a second class score, it probably won't be too long before Luke earns his next badge!

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A self bow is a bow crafted from a single piece of wood. Traditional English longbows are self bows made from yew wood.

A recurve bow stores energy more efficiently than a longbow and has a greater range and accuracy.