1970 – The Silver Flow

The British University Archery Federation indoor tournament was held in 1972 at Liverpool Uni which was won by Edinburgh. SUAC was beaten into 3rd place by Oxford who only came second by having more golds! In 1976 SUAC had the honour of holding the National Indoor Archery Championships at Calshot Indoor Activity Center which saw 142 people taking part and 38 teams entered (SUAC had 5 teams alone)! Edinburgh won (again), Oxford came 2nd (again) and SUAC was 3rd (again). One of those unusual matches occurred in 1977. This time against Southern Gas Archery Club. Throughout the 70’s SUAC always reach 2nd or 3rd place in the postal leagues, always beaten by the seemingly unbeatable Edinburgh team who were trained on a strict diet of porridge and haggis. Helping us during this era was Wendy Pitkin, Richard Dracott and Roger Stephen who still hold club records. The end of the ’70s/early ’80s again saw a change in the handicap system, removing all negatives from the handicaps.