Corby Archers, a group set up just two years ago, is on target for success.
This month (September) Northamptonshire County Archery Society held its annual championships and the five members of the Corby group who took part all won gold medals.
Isabelle Croyden won the Black Rose Award and took the junior ladies barebow championship title.
Lyla Lancashire, seven, took the junior ladies recurve under 12 title, Ben Bradley won the under 14 junior gents title and Millie Bott took the junior ladies compound under 14 title.
Chairman of Corby Archers, Chas Wilson, won the county longbow champion’s award.
Corby Archers was formed in September 2011 with just four members and now has a total of 45 who meet every Monday at Kingswood Academy, Corby, at Gretton village hall on Thursdays and Fridays and Brooke Weston Academy on Tuesdays. The group is soon to start new sessions at Danesholme Junior School.
Mr Wilson said: “Our achievements in this our second year have been quite astonishing. The highlight was the junior national championships, a two-day event, in which we entered six of our bright young hopefuls, ranging in age from six to 12.
“Our six-year-old member was the youngest in the competition and she came second in the under 12 girl’s recurve.
“All the other Corby archers received second or third place medals for their individual classes.”
Corby Archers raise funds by holding have-a-go sessions all over the county, with proceeds split equally between the group and a number of charities.
This year alone the group has raised more than £1,000 for good causes.