Archers return to action after COVID-19 break

Author: Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway

Three Archers from Virgin Gorda joined their Tortola counterparts on Sunday at HLSCC, for their first action since the Coronavirus began affecting the BVI in March.

Virgin Islands Archery Association President Patrick Smith, said he wanted to get a gauge of where the Archers were, how rusty they were following the lockdown, so they weren’t given too many instructions. They were given a basic tuning to get them on target.

“They’ve lost some of their conditioning, a lot of shaking, a lot of flinching and collapsing,” he observed. “That’s basically an easy fix once they start shooting and get into the specific training for the specific muscle groups, they’ll be alright.”

Elmore Stoutt High School student Kandise “Chicken” Brewley expected to be sore after Sunday’s session because she hadn’t been doing any of the drills since the lockdown when she had more time and said she was ‘rusty.’

“I had problems holding up my bow, because I need strength in my arms,” noted Brewley who took up the sport in 2018 through the YEP program and attended the CDC tournament in Santo Domingo in 2019.

Kizzel Nape of the Bregado Flax Education Center, told Island Sun Sports that she was ‘kinda rusty.’

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