After months of lockdown, covid regulations, social distancing, restricted practice and no competitions for 18months, Bob Tutt, Dan Mitchell, Isla Bezencon, Linda Howarth, and Nicola McDowell all set off for the Sussex County Championships, held at Angmering School on Sunday 18th July 2021.
The competition was a WA720 format with World Record Status.
The trio of ladies did well to keep their cool in the blistering heat. Isla won bronze in the Ladies WA50 barebow, Linda won Silver in the Ladies WA50 compound and Nicky came away with the Championship trophy and County Medal for the Ladies WA60 Recurve.
Unfortunately Lady Luck did not smile down on the gents, although Bob did 'catch the eye' of the Lady paramount and came away with the Lady Paramount prize - a box of chocolates!
Well done all
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This Privacy Notice was last updated16 April 2021
Below you can find Worthing Archery Clubs safeguarding polices for adults and for children and young people which can be downloaded and viewed in PDF format. Any questions relating to these policies can be addressed to our Safeguarding Officer.
Way back in 2019 when everything seemed relatively normal, some of WAC juniors took part in the Sussex Junior Winter League. If you don’t know it’s a little like the Frostbite League, you shoot a round every month and submit your scores. Your best 3 scores are entered. Last year it was cold and stormy- this year we faced the rain, and lots of it!
Mud mud mud mud and mud!
In spite of all this we won two medals. Lilah won a well deserved Silver and Freya achieved Broze - both in the girls outdoor Recurve category. Well Done!
We hope to enter it again this year if Covid allows us too
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!'
When Worthing went to Arundown
A Worcester they did shoot
Avoiding winter weather
And wet and muddy boots.
60 Arrows shot in fives
Aiming at the spot
Trying for that perfect score
A miss they wanted not
Gavin and his Little Dan
Gathered in the Gold
Single, Double, Triple rounds
Their focus they did hold
Linda H and Nicky Mc
A Silver they did bag
And bare bow Jen soon found her form
And Bronze was hers to brag
In double rounds, for Nick and Jen
A Silver medal each
And don't forget intrepid James
A Flat bow Gold did reach
For Compound team, Gav and Linda
Became the glorious Golden Grinners
So all in all a happy team Of Worthy Worthing Worcester Winners
By Nicky McDowell
As previously reported club member Bryony Pitman was nominated for the Platinum Publishing Group Young Sports Personality of the Year 2019. The award ceremony was held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on the 22nd November and other nominees in the same category were Amber Anning (Athletics) and Charlie Lane (Snowboarding). We are both delighted and immensely proud to say that Bryony won and deservedly so!
Bryony really has had an incredible year not only winning the National Indoor Champion for the second year in a row but also second in the National Outdoor Championships, first in the National Tour and qualified for Olympic selection among many other awards.
On Sunday 17th November, Arundown Archery club held their 59th Indoor Tournament. This tournament is always very well attended by archers of all abilities from Beginners to County and even National team standard from Clubs all over Sussex and surrounding counties.
Worthing archers were out in force, with a total of 9 members shooting over the course of the day in Single, Double and Triple Portsmouth Rounds. Warmed by the newly installed heaters in the usually icy cold Sports hall, Worthing archers were soon basking in success.
First time competitors, Vic Addis and Jen Diplock soon got to grips with the anomalies of Indoor shooting, adjusting to the confined, noisy conditions and settling into holding their own against more seasoned archers with years of experience.
Jen Diplock took home Silver medals for Ladies Barebow Single (459) and Double rounds (921).
Vic Addis was 7th in the Gents Barebow Single round (480) and 4th in the Double Round (962).
In The Gents Recurve rounds, our largest contingent of archers were placed as follows;
Single Round - Dan Mitchell Bronze medal (561)
Dan Talbot 6th (551), Clive Talbot 18th (462) and Barrie Le Grove 19th(444)
Double Round - Dan Mitchell Bronze medal (1120)
Triple Round - Dan Mitchell Gold medal (1653)
In the Ladies Recurve Nicky McDowell (and Lady Paramount) took the Gold medal in Single (549) and Double rounds (1095)
The Gents Compound Unlimited once again saw Gavin Sutherland taking Gold in all three rounds, (587, 1169, 1751) and 8 year old Dan Sutherland followed in his Father's footsteps, not only competing in all 3 sessions, (a grand total of 180 arrows), but also taking the Gold medal in all three rounds of the Junior Gents(U12) Compound Unlimited. (456 ,920, 1373)
Collectively our archers achieved 13 medals, but the tally did not end there as Worthing came out top in the Club teams single round adding further Gold medals for the team of Gavin, Dan and Nicky, with team 2 (Dan Talbot, Vic Addis and Jen Diplock) taking 7th place.
This was a tremendous achievement by all those who took part. Well Done All!
Full details can be found at