A 5-man squad sealed an overall second place finish for the University of Sunderland’s Archery club in a hard fought match against Huddersfield and Lancaster.
The North East University Archery league (NEAUL) meet, only the second to ever be held by Sunderland, pitched them against opponents with a superior amount of Archers on the day – but what they lacked in quantity, they immediately made up for with quality.
The Sunderland team consisted of; Daniel Simmons, Shauna Davis, Stephen Foster, Eric Oliver and Lewis Munroe with play getting under way at 1:20pm – but only after Huddersfield attempted to intimidate their opponents by performing their brilliant, and now infamous, ‘Huddersfield Haka’.
Equipment Officer, Simmons, was named Team Captain for the meet and impressed early on with scores of 28, 29 and 28 in the first three rounds. Simmons went on to finish 2nd overall in the men’s Recurve category, with a score of 562 points.
Young novice, Oliver, capped an impressive debut by sealing 4th place in the Novice category and an impressive 13th place out of the 19 that competed in the Men’s Recurve category.
In the Ladies Experienced Recurve category Davis sealed an impressive 2nd place after shooting a new personal best of 485.
Lewis Munroe also pipped an opponent to 4th place in the Men’s Recurve category, scoring 525 points, 5 more than Kim Andrews of Lancaster University who had to settle for 5th.