You are all probably aware we have a Paralympian in our ranks in the shape of our Chairman Fred Stevens. What you may not know is we have another archer aiming to follow Fred’s path and represent TeamGB at the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020, in the form of Steve Gill.
If you would like to help Steve on the road to Tokyo he is always appreciative of help arrow pulling and tea/coffee making down at the field.
And if anyone would like to help out with funding his endeavours you can make a donation here;
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
This years County novice shoot was again hosted by the club on Sunday 8th September.
Thanks are due to the Lord Paramount Paramount Fred Stevens, the Judge, Field Captain Vic Simpson, and the Field Party, especially Kim Blakebrough on the day, and all those involved in setting up the field the day before and putting away afterwards. Without all these volunteers a shoot could not be run.
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.