With regret it has been decided to cancel this years Halloween shoot.
The amount of rain this week, along with the groundwork on the
shooting line means that it would not be safe underfoot and there is
nowhere solid enough to park cars. Also, the weather forecast for tomorrow is for more rain and high winds
(the garden centre have already had to cancel the firework show).
posted on behalf of the committee
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Starts at dusk – FEE £6 per adult, £4 for Juniors & Students
Please arrive by 4.30 pm so you can fix the snap lights on the arrows
Choice of two Soups & Roll
The Garden Centre’s firework display is on that night
Bring your own cut out pumpkin, this will form part of the targets
Guests welcome, but they are your responsibility
Snake bows & arrows will be provided
You can use your own snake bow – max 26 lbs
There are some very light Junior bows but
Juniors can bring their own bows but will use club arrows
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.
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.
£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)
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.
L.A.O.F.A.C. 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 : email@example.com 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..! N.B. For those coming to the field on the Friday night Paul will be putting on his usual excellent feast, so come hungry.