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PopeYoungish Fun Shoot summary

Many thanks to all the archers for supporting the POPE – YOUNGish FunShoot on Saturday 31/08/2019 and the weather stayed fine to have a couple of extra games.

There were 16 archers, including 2 students, 2 juniors and what seemed to be a number of infants. After just one end most found that 45 seconds is plenty of time to shoot 6 arrows – as long as you’re not worried about direction …. or distance. Unfortunately nobody had a ‘6 scoring arrows’ end, so mystery prize remained unclaimed. Although a small (?) number of ‘no scoring arrows’ ends were noted.

After no KRCs* the results were:

1st place Dave Whiffin with 116 points

2nd place Khizar Ibrahim with 75 points

3rd place Alan Zenthon with 67 points

To carry on the club tradition of supporting charities, half of the monies collected were donated to the charity  –  Aspire Channel Swim 2019 | Swimming Challenge For Charity – that Nicola Theakston is swimming 22 miles for, to raise money to support people with a spinal cord injury.

But it was also noted that accuracy had been held back for the “no-beer” beer leg. Each archer put £1 into the pot, then 5 people shot 1st of three arrows then another five people then another five. Then everyone shot their 2nd arrow, then their 3rd arrow. And the nearest the + won the pot. The (very) lucky winner was John Knowles – all the practise with a compound bow paying off at last.


We received:

  • £16 from previous fun shoot
  • £74.50 from entry fees and food purchases
  • £5 from non-shooting member

We have used this as:

  • £16 on food
  • £37.50 donated to Aspire Channel Swim 2919
  • £42.00 in hand for future events (includes £5 from non-shooting member)

*KRC = Kens Rule Change

Pope-Young Custom Shoot – UPDATED

We have only had a handful of members sign up to the planned Pope Young-ish fun shoot on Saturday 31st August. If you are interested in attending can you please let Bill or Ken know, either via the sign up form in the club house or via the Facebook event in the clubs Facebook page.

If we have less than 12 members signed up by 15th August the event may have to be cancelled.

For full round details please see below;

Dawn to Dusk 2019

9th Dawn to Dusk Shoot
Saturday 15th June 2019

Theme: Shorts ‘n’ Shades Party

The Foresters Archery Club Ground, Countesthorpe, Leics. LE8 5QW
Shooting Fees: £20.00 (Senior)
£15.00 (Junior or student)
Sighters at official dawn time: 04:42
End of shooting at dusk time: 21:32
Full participation is not essential, come along and shoot for as long as you like.
We will break for lunch half way through the day.
Closing date: None, but advanced notice would be helpful.
Rounds to be shot: Details to be posted on the day.
Fancy Dress: Optional, but encouraged.
Please email any enquiries to :
NotesCasual dress (fancy dress preferred).

All archers must be affiliated to GNAS or a FITA member organisation and will be asked to produce their membership cards when signing in.

The Foresters cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to equipment or personal possessions.

Please note that the GNAS Child and Vulnerable Persons Protection Policy requires that any person wishing to engage in any type of photography, filming or videoing must register their intent before carrying out any such activity. Please sign the register that will be available at the registration desk. Please also bring adequate proof of identity.
GDPR – You agree that we may contact you for the purpose of organising this tournament, such as notification of changes to the tournament. Data will not be stored for any other reason.
A portion of this year’s entry fee is going towards the UK Four Peaks Challenge as attempted by one of our members, Harry Hey, in support of the Everyman cancer charity.
All Harry has to do is climb Slieve Donard (Ireland), Ben Nevis (Scotland), Scafel Pike (England), Snowdon (Wales) and travel 1000 road and sea miles all IN 40 HOURS.
The theme is Shorts ‘n’ Shades party, but please dress appropriately. It will be cool in the early hours, so make sure you have some warm clothes. We would also encourage brightly coloured shirts to go with the brightly coloured shorts..!
For those coming to the field on the Friday night Paul will be putting on his usual excellent feast, so come hungry.

Archery GB’s Big Weekend 2019

18th May 2019

Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club is welcoming everyone to  give archery a go

Archery GB’s Big Weekend comes to Countesthorpe, LE8 5QW

Families and people of all ages are invited to try the fun and inclusive sport of archery at Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC or ‘Foresters’), on the weekend of the 18 May 2019 – even if they have never picked up a bow and arrow before.

Archery GB’s Big Weekend, will see around 100 clubs across the country open their doors to potential archers. With around 6,000 members of the public set to take part and around 35,000 arrows to be shot in total, it is going to be a massive and exciting UK wide event.

Visitors of all abilities will be able to try out a new sport. Archery is a fun and inclusive activity for all the family, plus there will be the opportunity to meet new friends – at each event there will be plenty of current club members to lend a hand and chat about the social side of archery.

Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC or ‘Foresters’), has been running for 48 years and has 190 members of all ages, who take part in archery on a weekly basis. Leicester Ancient Order of Foresters Archery Club (LAOFAC or ‘Foresters’), is located at the junction between Hospital Lane and Leicester Road, Countesthorpe, LE8 5QW – we’re right next to the Meadows Sports Ground and our Big Weekend event is taking place on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 10:00 to 16:00.

All equipment will be provided, therefore all participants need to do is bring along themselves and plenty of enthusiasm.

Costs Adults £4 Children and Concessions £2

To find out more about the Big Weekend, please visit

For further information about the event at LAOFAC, Leicester Road, Countesthorpe, please email: