Fairbrother maintains her unbeaten run at shoot

Harrogate archer Carol Fairbrother. (S)
Harrogate archer Carol Fairbrother. (S)

Carol Fairbrother from St George’s Archery Club in Harrogate travelled to Liverpool last weekend, to take part in the Lancashire Archery Association Open Clout Championships.

Clout is an ancient form of the sport where archers shoot at a 12 inch square flag placed in the ground and score points depending on how close each arrow lands to the flag.

The shoot attracted an excellent turnout of over 70 competitors from all over the country to take part.

Despite the breezy and changeable conditions, the scoring was excellent.

Shooting at the 140 yard flag Carol, who is the current British record holder and a double British champion, continued her season-long unbeaten run in style.

She won the open ladies’ barebow championship for the second year in succession with a score of 185, a winning margin of over 100 points.

St George’s are having a very successful season of clout shooting in all age groups from U-12s through to seniors.

The club’s members currently hold a total of 29 Yorkshire and three British records and recently won four individual and two team titles at the North of England Championships.

Hopes are high at the club for a good showing in the UK Championships which will be held at Apperley Bridge, Bradford later this month.

The club run beginners’ courses throughout the year and anyone interested in taking up archery can find full details on their website: www.harrogate-archery.co.uk