GOLDEN PERFOMANCE: National Field Archery Champion Remy Leonard.
GOLDEN PERFOMANCE: National Field Archery Champion Remy Leonard. Joyce Marsh

Woodenbong teen named National Field Archery Champion

LAST weekend, Remy Leonard, Woodenbong's youth archery champ flew to Melbourne with his father Chris, to take part in the Australian Field Open held at Sherbrooke, Victoria.

Being an Open event, it is open to all ages and experiences so Remy was up against classes out of his usual youth category of under 20’s.

Field archery is different sizes of round targets in a bush setting.

Saturday was Remy’s first ever unmarked field shoot, where the targets an unknown distance away.

Because of his 3D archery experience, where the targets are also unknown distances, Remy shot fairly well and tied for 4th place.

Sunday was a marked round with known distances but the weather decided to have a bit of fun with the competitors.

Rain was falling for most of the day and the wind also paid a visit.

Remy wasn't too happy with how he shot but he still managed to get into the shootoff in 3rd place.

The shootoff was the top four archers in each category shooting three arrows at four different sized targets.

“I shot really well in the last round and I managed to pull ahead early and won by nine points,” Remy said.

Bringing home the Gold Medal entitles Remy to hold the title of ‘National Field Archery Champion’ but it also qualifies him for the World Field Archery Championships to be held in Bray, near Dublin in Ireland later this year.

As always, Remy appreciates any and all assistance his community provides both now and in the future and Ireland is probably the furthest he will have travelled so far.



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