Benara Bowmen members hit bullseye with selection for World Masters Games

 Benara Bowmen archers David Crabtree, vice president Nic Oosthuizen, president Phil Arthur, Sue Swains and Stuart Pilcher.
Sue Swains with her medals.
Benara Bowmen archers David Crabtree, vice president Nic Oosthuizen, president Phil Arthur, Sue Swains and Stuart Pilcher. Sue Swains with her medals.

FIVE Benara Bowmen club members qualified to represent Australia in the sport of archery at the World Masters Games held in New Zealand this year.

Compound archers Phil Arthur, of Ellenbrook, David Crabtree, of Wanneroo, and Nic Oosthuizen, of Joondalup, took part in the April competition along with recurve archers Stuart Pilcher, of Marangaroo, and Sue Swains, of Alkimos.

They competed in field, target and indoor categories against archers from the USA, Germany and UK.

Swains won several medals, including gold in her indoor division, silver in IFAA and field and bronze in target.

Pilcher also won medals – gold in target, silver in field and bronze in IFAA and indoor – while Arthur won a bronze medal for indoor.

“The scores were very close amongst all divisions with only one or two points between placings,” club committee member Tamara Locke said.

“All the Benara Bowmen Team agree it was an amazing experience; they met and competed against some wonderful people from other countries and the field course is the best that any of them have ever had the opportunity to shoot on.”

Benara Bowmen shoot every Saturday morning at the International Shooting Complex in Whiteman Park.

For more information, visit www.benara.archerywa.com.au.

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