Have a go day – Sunday 15th January

The club is hosting a fund raising “Have a go day” event for The Gym Zone and Ratae Gym on Sunday 15th January between 10am and 6pm.

This is a local kids gym we are helping out due to the sale of their current premises and them being forced to relocate.  Unfortunately, the sprung floor they use is very old, and will not survive the move to the new premises. For the kids to continue they need to get a new floor asap.  We are hosting the event at the club to help raise funds for this purpose.

There will be refreshments on the day and all profits will be donated to the gym.

The cost is £5 for a dozen arrows.

Minimum age for little archers would be around 5 years old. (There’s no maximum limit!!!)

We need as many volunteers as we can get for the day to help with parking, catering, experienced archers to help out on the line and various other jobs that will need doing.  We will need around 12 people in total. Anyone who can offer their time please contact Mark Okuniewski membership@laofac.com

There will be a couple of targets on the right hand side of the field for members not volunteering.

Indoor Shoot options

Whilst Brockington is closed for exams, here are details of other club indoor facilities, if you need to shoot as a guest before any upcoming competitions.

Burroughs Hill Bowmen shoot on a Monday at Babbington Community College in Beaumont Leys. Arrive 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start, visitors fee £4 for seniors. They only have a facebook page listed as their contact information Facebook .

Melton Mowbray shoot on a Tuesday evening and Saturday afternoon at Wreake Valley Academy, Syston. Tuesday is a 7pm start, and arrive before then, they usually finish before 9pm. Saturday is a 1pm start and arrive before then, with a finish around 4pm to 4.15pm . Usually very busy and you need to get in touch with them beforehand to make sure they have room for visitors. www.mmac.co.uk gives you contact details. Visitors fees are £4 on a Tuesday and £5 on a Saturday

Bowmen of Birstall shoot on a Friday evening, arrive 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start – again you must contact them beforehand and the session usually finishes around 9pm. bowmenofbirstall.co.uk

The Foxes shoot on a Saturday morning at Winstanley. Arrive 9.15 for a 9.30am start, and we finish 11.30am. Visitors fees £4 for a senior. Contact them if you want to shoot, the-foxes.org.uk

Leicester Disabled Integrated Sports Club also have a Friday evening session for archers with disabilities, 8:30pm until 10pm see here for more information, contact Phil Cox for more details.

Recent LAOFAC Member Achievements

Congratulations again go to Gill and Neill Brown, Harry Hey and Taylor Theakston who have all achieved milestone awards over recent months.

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

Indoor Session 30th November cancelled

Brockington have advised us that it is exam season and the hall is closed at the moment, so there is no indoor session on Wednesday 30th November.

We are trying to confirm whether it will be available on Saturday 3rd December (and the next Weds/Sat sessions) – We’ll let you know once they get back to us.