Archery: Benara Bowmen trio hit bulleye at nationals

Lewis Bower (12), Danie-Louis Oosthuizen (14) and Jeremy Garcia (18).
Lewis Bower (12), Danie-Louis Oosthuizen (14) and Jeremy Garcia (18).

THREE members of the Benara Bowmen Archery Club represented WA in the recent National Youth Archery Championships in Melbourne.

Ellenbrook residents Jeremy Garcia (18) and Lewis Bower (12), plus Yanchep’s Danie-Louis Oosthuizen (14), competed in the April 8-12 championships and brought back several medals.

“Competing in clout, field, target, short course and matchplay events, the young archers shot the tournament over four full days in some very challenging conditions against Australia’s best,” club committee member Tamara Locke said.

“Danie-Louis won gold medals in field and team matchplay and a silver medal in target. Lewis claimed a bronze medal for clout.”

“They are looking forward to being able to qualify again next year and have inspired some of their fellow club members to compete too.”

Jeremy has been shooting for about four years and uses a recurve bow, while the younger boys have been shooting with compound bows for about 18 months.

Benara Bowmen Archery Club members shoot every Saturday morning at Whiteman Park International Shooting Complex and accommodate compound and recurve archers of all ages.

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