The University of Sunderland’s Archery club Equipment Officer Daniel Simmons has hailed the teams collective performances in the recent NEAUL meet with Huddersfield and Lancaster as incredible.

Sunderland finished second overall in a tight match with Simmons heaping praise on the team, noting that they all shot “incredibly well”.

The experienced archer reserved special praise for debutant Eric Oliver, who placed an impressive 4th in the novice category, and 13th out of 19 competitors in the Male Recurve category – all in his first competitive shoot.

Simmons also shot an impressive 563 to finish second in the same men’s Recurve category, just six points behind Lancaster’s Matt McCormack in first, and he was happy with his days work.

“I felt I shot really well on that weekend, I actually scored my own personal best, which I was very happy with,” said Simmons.

When asked about how he felt losing out on first due to McCormack hitting just one more gold than he had, the Sunderland man remained upbeat.

“It’s more difficult than you would think to get those 6 points, so I’m quite happy with second,” he added.



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