Our archery juniors are on target

AIMING WELL: Leilah Wood, 15 of Casino lines up our photographer to show her ease at using a bow and arrow. Photo Doug Eaton / Richmond River Express
AIMING WELL: Leilah Wood, 15 of Casino lines up our photographer to show her ease at using a bow and arrow. Photo Doug Eaton / Richmond River Express Doug Eaton

IF LEILAH Wood of Casino was lost in a forest with only a bow and arrow, there is no doubt she would be able to hunt for her food.

The 15-year-old Casino High School student has been involved in the Casino Eagle Archers since she was seven, and placed first in the club for the November 2013 Silver Arrow target event with a score higher than all the other CEA adults, including her father Steve.

Junior members in the club won the final 2013 South Queensland Archery Society target composite junior compound team standings, where they competed against clubs from Ballina and around Queensland.

"They had an outright clear lead of 21 points over the second-placed club," mum and club secretary Lisa Wood said.

Leilah's parents also compete and are part of the Casino Eagle Archers which meets and shoots every Sunday at the archery range at QEII Park, near the community garden.

"The club has been going for 40 years," Steve said.

"Membership numbers fluctuate but average about 14-15 members.

"We prefer members to start after 12 years old, but that depends on the strength and size of the child."

The club was founded by their oldest member Earl Coughran, who is a healthy 75 years old, and the youngest is member is 13.

Steve and Lisa provide archery facilities and training to local schools for sport, as well as private coaching.

 

Get involved

If you are interested in learning more about archery, you can visit their Facebook page - Casino Eagle Archers or phone 0407 621 357.



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