The end of year trophies were presented at the Archers of Warrnambool Christmas barbecue held Saturday 21st of December at Duram Park, Allansford.
The awards for best male and female junior archers went to Riley Austin and Bethany Medwin, with Elliot Riley and Paul Minifie taking out best compound and best recurve archer respectively.
Dave Reid presented the Club Captain’s Award for most improved archer of the year, which was a closely contested prize with the laurels to Michael Medwin who improved his scores over the year to finish with a PB of 271. A great achievement for Michael when you take into account that less than six months ago he was shooting scores of around 60.
This year was the first year that the John Goodwin Memorial Award was given to the most outstanding club member as decided by the president of the club. This perpetual shield is in memory of John Goodwin, the founder of Archers of Warrnambool, and the man who worked tirelessly to keep the club alive. Sadly John passed away a few years ago. The first recipient of this honour was Club Captain Dave Reid. Reid, a member of the trust maintenance committee, has spent countless hours working to build the club’s profile, build targets for the club and performing many other tasks around the club, including mowing the outdoor range every week.
Congratulations to all recipients, you thoroughly deserve to be recognised.