Victor Harbor Archery Club is family orientated and successful

FAMILY: Kerren Black with daughter Laurana Schofield –Black, who won a Memorial tournament hosted by Mid North Archers in Port Pirie.

FAMILY: Kerren Black with daughter Laurana Schofield –Black, who won a Memorial tournament hosted by Mid North Archers in Port Pirie.

The Victor Harbor Archery Club has among its members a prominent family of archers, namely the Black family. 

Roslyn Black is the matriarch, shooting Veteran Compound, while daughter Kerren Black is awesome in open Compound events. 

Then there is Kerren’s daughter Laurana Schofield –Black who blitzed the field this month in winning the 2017 Christine Player Memorial Tournament hosted by the Mid North Archers in Port Pirie.  

This was a significant win for Laurana.  The shoot comprised of 60 arrows for a maximum score of 900. 

Laurana shot 842, while Kerren, winning silver, totaled 834. 

Kerren won the event last year, so it appears they intend to keep this trophy in the family one way or another. 

Graham Potts continues to perform well by winning The Hills Archers Invitation Clout Tournament held on June 4. 

Graham came first in the Master Male Compound division scoring 665 at 180 metres.  

He also received a Performance Award for All Gold 180m x 4 and there is also a state record pending.

Another prominent shooter, Rhiannon Mills has been quietly boosting her scores and tournament wins over recent months and is now eligible for inclusion in a team to represent Australian in World Archery Tournaments.

The National Matchplay series, running over the last few months, has finally come to a close with the final event held in Sydney on June 11. 

Pat Coghlan won gold once more, making this his third consecutive Matchplay win. 

Sherry Gale who was seeded number one in the female compound division, came away with the silver medal, disappointed that she missed out on gold. 

Pat Coghlan is continuing his world travels after winning the bronze medal in Shanghai. 

The World Cup series consists of various legs, the most recent held in Antalya. 

Due to political unrest in Turkey, Australian decided not to send their archery team, so Pat is now in Salt Lake City, USA, competing in this third World Cup event.

The Victor Harbor Archery Club is proud of their archers who are strutting their talents on the world stage and in the local area and state.

“Congratulations to all our champion archers for their accomplishments and best wishes for continued success,” spokesperson said. 

“The Victor Harbor Archery Club has been fortunate in welcoming an influx of cadet archers and what better examples of sportsmanship and commitment to the sport than our champion archers can provide.”

The Victor Harbor Archery Club provides a fantastic recreational activity for all ages, which has the potential to lead to compete in elite events. It has its base at Back Valley oval and indoor facility at the Port Elliot Showgrounds and offers a family orientated environment.. 

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