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Waterberg Academy archers shine

   27 October 2017   l   Christie Steyn    l   Views: 279   l   5 months ago  


Bianca Nortjé, Shannon Carlton and Nadja Nortjé show off the medals they received at the interprovincial and national archery championships.


There was great excitement as the Waterberg Academy archers travelled to Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, 4 October, to participate in the National Archery Schools Programme (NASP)’s inter provincial cham-pionship as part of the Limpopo provincial and development teams. 

According to Heidi Carlton, NASP Limpo-po coordinator, 250 archers participated in the interprovincial championships. Altogether 600 archers from six provinces participated in the national championships.

“Their many hours of training paid off as the Waterberg Academy Archery team came second in South Africa in the 3D competition and third in the country in the Bullseye competition,” said André Bridger, head coach of the archery team. Bridger also told The Post that for a school only in its fourth year of offering this sport, this can only be described as phenomenal.

In the interprovincial championship Nadja Nortjé, a Grd 11 learner at the Academy, was involved in a shootout to break a tie for a medal position. She emerged with the third place in the senior girl competition and a bronze medal. 

The national championship were divided into two sections, 3D Challenge and Bullseye. In the 3D Challenge Bianca Nortjé, a Grd 8 learner at the Academy, emulated her older sister and came in third place and also received a bronze medal, Carlton reported.

In the Grd 11 section of the Bullseye Competition, Nadja and Wiané van Druten came second and third respectively. 

In the Best Senior Team category (12 archers) Waterberg Academy placed third, and to top it off, they also emerged in third place in the best team overall.

In the senior 3D Challenge (top five senior archers per team), Nadja, Bianca, Wiané, Charlton Mwenesani and Shannon Carlton placed second. 

“To crown all these achievements, Shannon, a Grd 10 learner, has been confirmed in the South African team for the second year in succession,” said Carlton. “Team selection is based upon averages shot in competition over the past 12 months. 

Shannon will shoot in the African All Star Championships in April 2018 and in the World All Star Championships in Canada in July 2018.”




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