Foresters is a very well established club and its members both young and old have a lot to be proud of – this page is where we get to tell the world of our success.
Foresters at the Olympics
The club is hugely proud of our Olympian Fred Stevens who shot his compound bow in the 2008 Beijing Olympics ranking 3rd in the men’s open compound class.
Gill Brown won the British Long Bow Society’s Ladies Clout Championship on 2nd June 2018. She scored 1 point with her first dozen arrows, but on the remaining 5 dozen scored 173 points, which shows the value of never giving up and persisting right to the end.
Stuart Lowe retained the title of National Champion for flight archery in the target compound not exceeding 60lbs category with a new County and Regional record of 670.99m. He also achieved 3rd place in the target recurve not exceeding 35lbs category. Stuart further extended the County and Regional record for flight archery in the target compound not exceeding 60lbs category to 693.55m (758 yds 1 ft 5 in) at the Northern Counties flight shoot.
Cloe Nobrega achieved a new World Record for flight archery in the target compound not exceeding 35lbs category – 381.00m (beating the previous world record of 377.20m held by Melissa Daniel).
Stuart Lowe shot a new East Midlands Regional Record for flight archery in the target recurve not exceeding 50lbs category – 371.75m. Stuart also shot a new Regional Record for flight archery in the target compound not exceeding 60lbs category – 658.32m. This distance was good enough to earn Stuart the title of National Champion in that class. Outside of flight archery Stuart was also the 2016 EMAS Gents Recurve Clout Champion, retaining his title from 2015.
Cloe Nobrega achieved a new World Record for flight archery in the target recurve not exceeding 35lbs category – 313.87m (beating the previous world record of 291.41m held by Slovenian Maja Godec). Cloe also shot a new National Record for flight archery in the target compound not exceeding 45lbs category – 361.16m.
Stuart Lowe shot a new Regional Record for flight archery in the target recurve not exceeding 50lbs category – 334.55m. Stuart was also the 2015 EMAS Gents Recurve Clout Champion with a score of 305.
2011 Leicestershire County Indoor Championships
Foresters had a strong showing at this years indoor champs with a number of notable performances by club members.
Katie Broome-Faulkner won the Junior Ladies Compound class with a score of 514 as well as the Double Portsmouth competition with a score of 1038.
In the under 18 Junior Gentlemen’s recurve class Connor Mabbutt lead the way with a score of 374.
In the handicap adjusted award category Paul Broome-Faulker took the award for the 37-44 handicap category with a score of 1448.
Achievements featured in Archery UK
|Compound – GOLD||Hannah Powe – 610|
|WA STAR AWARDS|
|Compound – Blue||Hannah Powe (UoL) – 1289|
|WA STAR AWARDS|
|Compound – Blue||Dave Lee – 1238|
|Longbow – Blue||Gill Brown – 375|
|6 GOLD END|
|Compound Senior||Hannah Powe (UoL)|
|Compound Senior Lady – 1200||Louise Laywood – 1233|
|Compound Senior Gentleman -1300||Steve Gill – 1306|
|FITA SILVER STAR|
|Compound Junior Gentleman -1200||Harry Hey – 1282|
|6 GOLD END|
|Recurve Senior Gentleman||Neill Brown|
|Recurve Senior Gentlemen – Black||Paul Richardson – 527|
|Compound Senior Lady – Black||Louise Laywood – 536|
|Recurve Senior Lady – 900||Gill Brown – 932|
|Compound Senior Gentleman -1200||Neill Brown – 1218|
|Recurve Junior Gentleman – 1000||Taylor Theakston – 1032|
|Recurve Junior Gentleman – 800||Taylor Theakston – 812|
|Compound Junior Gentleman – 1250||Harry Hey – 1260|
|Recurve Senior Lady – 1000||Gill Brown – 1010|
|Compound Senior Gentleman -1300||Neill Brown – 1307|
|Compound Senior Gentleman -1100||Neill Brown – 1178|
|Recurve Junior Gentleman – 1100||Taylor Theakston – 1115|
|JUNIOR MASTER BOWMAN|
|U12 Recurve Junior Gentleman||Taylor Theakston|
|U16 Compound Junior Gentleman||Harry Hey|
|6 GOLD END|
|Recurve Senior Lady||Gill Brown|
|Recurve Junior Gentleman||Taylor Theakston|
Katie Broome-Faulkner featured twice in the winter 2010 edition, having been awarded Six Gold End Award [Junior] & Junior Ladies Rose Award 
Mark O’Reilly was awarded a Rose Award  for Gents Recurve.
Recently at the Jean Gamble memorial shoot Sally of Foresters took the Adults Handicap adjusted award.
Katie Broome-Faulkner won the Girls Compound Class, whilst Jake O’Reilly took a handicap adjusted awards for his age group.
At the York / Hereford tournament Katie Broome-Faulkner took a handicap adjusted award for the Bristol 3. Mark O’Reilly took the adjusted award for the Bowmen’s class, whilst Alex Smith took the adjusted award for second class bowmen.
WELL DONE FORESTERS, KEEP THE SUCCESS COMING