The Worshipful Company of Fletchers Disability Championships 2019 Featured
On Saturday 14th September 2019, The Worshipful Company of Fletchers held their Disability Championships at the home of Archery GB, National Sports Centre, Lilleshall, in Shropshire.
The Fletchers Trust is a charity which supports archers with both physical and mental disabilities and includes the visually impaired. They financially assist archers, from newcomers to Paralympic athletes.
In 2017 they organised the first Disability Championships, to enable Elite archers to compete at a World Record Status event on the same basis as the Paralympic games.
The competition is now open to all disabled archers making the event more inclusive and participants are able to gain scores to be used in selection for international competitions.
Worthing’s very own Trevor Little made the journey up to Lilleshall, to test his skills and nerve in this National Competition.
The Disability Compound Division comprised both male and female archers creating a competitive category for all, shooting a WA720 (50m) round.
In the first round, Trevor showed them how it was done, despite the increasing wind, qualifying in first place. With a score of 654 he was 34 points in front of his nearest rival and earnt himself a Bye, putting himself straight into the final.
In that final, Trevor was up against Andrew Woodger from Laleham Archery Club. Each archer shot 15 arrows in 5 x 3 arrow ends in a head to head competition.
Trevor beat his opponent on every end, only missing the Gold twice, and scoring 138 against Andrew Woodger’s 130.
Winning a Gold medal, at a National event, when you have only been shooting 3 years is a tremendous achievement.
Congratulations and Well done Trevor.