Worthing Damsels in County Debut Featured
On Saturday 22nd February 2020, Kent hosted a 4 Way Inter County Competition at Sittingbourne Community College. Archers from Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Essex congregated to undertake a Portsmouth Round, each County fielding a team of 4 archers in each of the bow styles Compound, Recurve, Barebow and Longbow.
Due to clashes with other Archery commitments the Sussex team was missing several of their regular members which meant that there were several new faces on the team. Having been encouraged by their Worthing Club mates to submit their Competition scores to the County Rankings officer, it was with much surprise and trepidation that Jen Diplock and Nicky McDowell accepted their invitations to join the County Team. Together with seasoned County team Pro Gavin Sutherland, Worthing Archery Club was well represented.
At the midway point, the Recurve quartet were placed 4th and the Compounders were placed 2nd, Gavin having obtained the highest individual compound score. The Sussex Longbow archers were 3rd with an individual 2nd place and the Barebow team 4th also with an individual 2nd place, meaning that the whole Sussex team finished in 3rd place overall.
Shooting alongside so many accomplished archers was quite awe inspiring, and maybe a little daunting, which despite their best efforts may have slightly affected Jen and Nicky on their debut performance, but as Jen said afterwards 'I met lots of nice people, got some good advice, and got a nice new Archery Shirt!'