Bunbury Archery Club hosts 60th Silver Leprechaun – Western Division event

Members of the Bunbury Archery Club faced off against some of Western Australia’s top competitors in the 60th Silver Leprechaun – Western Division event.

Held at the Leschenault Recreation Ground last month, the tournament brought archers from the Bunbury AC, Kalamunda Governor Stirling, Benara Bowmen, Amateur AC, Bowmen of Melville, Yokine AC, Baldivis, Gosnells, and Pioneer AC together.

Each entrant shot 180 arrows over multiple distances – 40 metres, 50m, and 60m.

Up to the challenge, all those in the Recurve, Longbow, and Compound divisions produced impressive results.

The Dandridge Award – Under-16s competition pitted many of the state’s best young archers against one another.

Graham Hutchins became the proud recipient of the Bunbury AC’s Most Outstanding Archer for 2019 award.

Bunbury AC secretary Coral Dandridge congratulated the athletes and officials on their efforts throughout the tournament.

“Each club and club member has been outstanding…on the day, the competitors were all just brilliant,” she said.

“This competition is extremely important for our club – it feels great that the event and our club are held in such high esteem.”

The club is hoping to host multiple have-a-go/information sessions later in the year.

This article was published in the Bunbury Mail on 29th March 2020