Thursday, January 13, 2011

2010 Awards Night

Namoi Valley Archers wrapped a highly successful 2010 season with a combined AGM and Presentation night. The prestigious Club Person of the Year was awarded to Greg Donovan for his outstanding efforts behind the scenes. Greg made it a double celebration by finishing the year as the Mens Open champion and overall highest points scorer for the year. The Dave Dickson shield for the most improved archer was deservedly won by Nathan Murrell with the much sought after Party Animal of the Year going to Bernie Hayne. 2010 was another excellent year for the club with one of the highlights being the successful hosting of the Northern NSW Branch ABA Titles which attracted a quality field to Gunnedah. Another big highlight for archery in Gunnedah involved 3 club members, Ken Thompson, Matt Wittman and Shane Thompson, travelling to Germany as past of the Australian team for the 2010 World IFAA Championships. 2011 is shaping up as a huge year with the World Bowhunting Championships being held in Wagga Wagga in April with a strong contingent from Gunnedah planning to compete. The club has been selected to host the 2011 NSW State 3D championships in August and the clubs range designers have already begun planning for the event. The club will launch the new season with the first club shoot for 2011 set down for January 29th. The club executive for 2011 stays the same with peter Stubbs filling the President’s role, John Clark, Secretary and Stuart Dolbel as Treasurer.

Mens Open - 1 Greg Donovan, 2 John Clark, 3 Gordon White

Womens Open – 1 Denise Stevenson

Mens Compound – 1 Wade Hudson, 2 Nathan Murrell, 3 Ken Hill.

Womens Compound – 1 Karen Hudson, 2 Ann Stubbs, 3 Wendi Murrell

Traditional – 1 Darrell Hudson, 2 Peter Stubbs, 3 Mark Stevenson

Mens Olympic – 1 Ken Thompson

Junior Boys Open – 1 Sebastian Donovan, 2 Zac Hayne, 3 Lachlan Scott

Junior Girls Open – 1 Jess Sinclair, 2 Kaytlyn Fuller

Junior Olympic – Shane Thompson

Junior Boys Compound – 1 Jarrod Stubbs, 2 Christopher Patrick

Junior Girls Compound – 1 Jackelyn Patrick

Cub Girls Compound – 1 Haylee Murrell, 2 Stacey Scott, Kaytlyn Murrell

Cub Boys Open – 1 Lachlan Scott, 2 Samuel Jauja, 3 Jake Whittaker

Cub Girls Open – 1 Krystal Jauja, 2 Sophie Donovan

Cub Girls Traditional – 1 Sammy Patrick

Encouragement Awards – Emylie Murrell, Jack Shepherd, James Bush, Rannon Fuller, Matthew Jauja