Loughborough BUTTS Leg
December 1, 2013
On 24th November our team competed in the second BUTTS leg at Loughborough University. The experienced team (Jorge Lindley, Maddie Meatyard, Tom Hall and Enrik Nako) managed to repeat a solid performance and came out on top against Loughborough, Oxford and Nottingham, whilst coming second over the whole weekend (the other 4 teams competed at Birmingham on the Saturday).
A lack of consistency from other teams puts the experienced team at the top of the league so far. The novice team are rapidly improving and positioned fourth over the weekend putting them in fifth in the league.
Warwick also took several individual medals; Jorge Lindley (Gents Recurve Gold), Maddie Meatyard (Ladies Recurve Silver), Lea Krüger (Ladies Novice Recurve Gold), Matt Dale (Compound Gold) and Luke Rieman (Longbow Gold). Luke Rieman also claimed the first ever longbow gold BUTTS badge and set a new league record of 464.
Matt gave a novice view of the day:
This was my first time shooting competitively and I had an extremely enjoyable day. We arrived at Loughborough University around lunchtime and got all our equipment setup. Being someone who has never been in an archery competition before this was a completely new experience for me but everyone was in good spirits and the nerves soon faded.
The standard of shooting was high and several archers shot a PB (Personal Best). Personally I didn’t shoot at my best, but the experience of the whole day will be worth it in other competitions. After the shoot we went to the pub for results and medal presentations. This was also the time for the traditional Boat Race which Warwick A comfortably won. Afterwards all the teams went out for a meal in a local Chinese restaurant, which was an enjoyable end to a largely successful day for UWAC.
Oxford BUTTS Leg
November 20, 2013
Sunday November 10th was the first BUTTS leg of the year for the University of Warwick Archery Club. The BUTTS league comprises of 8 universities in the midlands, competing in 4 legs of the competition.
Warwick got off to a great start against Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham; with individual medals going to Jorge Lindley (2nd Male Experienced Recurve), Tom Hall and Enrik Nako (joint 3rd Male Experienced Recurve), Matt Dale (1st Male Experienced Compound, and became the first person to win a Butts medal in two separate bow styles). Also Maddie Meatyard (1st Female Experienced Recurve) and Lea Kruger (1st Female Novice Recurve). An extra mention goes to Tom Bullock, the only novice barebow, who shot a very respectable score of 325.
Warwick also got off to a terrific start in the experienced team league, coming second behind Derby by only two points, this comprised of the team, Tom Hall, Jorge Lindley, Enrik Nako and Maddie Meatyard.
Lea gave a novice view of the day:
The BUCS competition in Oxford started quite pleasantly. Despite some problems with the minibus, we arrived way earlier than expected and had enough time to set up our equipment and get familiar with the Oxford archers.
The competition went well for some and not so well for others. Most of the novices managed to improve, though the experience of participating in a ‘real’ competition is worth more than not improving, in my opinion.
Oxford was a welcoming host, the people were very friendly and so the atmosphere was relaxed, although the sports hall could have done with some heating. All in all, it seemed like a successful day for Warwick, as seven people got a medal.
Welcome to Warwick 2013/14!
September 28, 2013
Greetings to all of our new freshers and welcome back to everyone returning for the new academic year! I hope that if you’ve found yourself on this website then you’d like to join the club; here’s how you do it:
For those who have never done archery before, or have maybe tried it once or twice we have 2 free taster sessions in week 1:
Wednesday 2nd October 2.30pm-5pm
Sunday 6th October 1.00pm-3.00pm
Both are held in Westwood Games Hall, please tie long hair back and avoid loose clothing. As we have a lot of people who want to try archery, we ask that you only come to one of these sessions. If you have then been convinced to join the club you may do so on the Warwick Sport website: http://warwicksport.warwick.ac.uk/join/
The beginners course then runs Wednesdays 2-5pm or Sundays 12:30-3.00pm until week 5, you get one on one coaching from our experienced members and all equipment is provided.
For anyone who has been a member of an archery club before university, you are welcome to turn up to any of our experienced sessions which are:
and Thursdays 5.00-7.00pm
Come and find a member of the exec and they will happily show you how things work here at Warwick and introduce you to our other experienced members.
We look forward to seeing you guys at these sessions, the archery club has so much to offer: lots of interesting people, weekly socials, a fun new challenge and a chance to compete for your university even in your first year of shooting!
UWAC is proudly sponsored by atass sports