September 2017 newsletter

Highlights from the newsletter:

We managed to raise £326.90 in aid of Cancer Research at our Charity events earlier this year, which incorporated the Big Archery Weekend have-a-go and the Stuart Attwood Memorial Shoot. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, took part or contributed.


This years Club Championship will take place on Sunday 24th September. The championship will be based on a Western round so it will consist of 8 dozen arrows – 4 dozen at each of your longest 2 distances. There will be prizes for the highest pure score round in each discipline but the overall winner will be based on the handicap system, so to be eligible for this prize you will need to have a handicap beforehand. If you are unsure whether you already have a handicap please ask one of the committee in advance of the event and they will advise how to get one. This will be an all day event with a break for lunch (bring your own) after the first distance. If you would like to participate please complete the entry form below and leave it in the pouch on the noticeboard by Sunday 17th September, or email Esti.


We will once again run a club Frostbite competition over the winter months (October to March). A frostbite round consists of just 3 dozen arrows shot at a distance of 30 metres with 10 zone scoring used. Oh and did I mention the target face is just a bit smaller than what we’re used to! Bacon Sarnie Sundays will also return on the following dates: 15th October, 12th November, 10th December, 14th January, 11th February, 11th March


  • Normal club practice takes place at Brogdale on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm and Sundays from 10am- 1pm year round – weather permitting.
  • During the winter months we are able to shoot indoors at Abbey School on Sunday afternoons. Dates and times will be available on the noticeboard once finalised.
  • Please help to get targets out before shooting commences and put them away at the end of the session.
  • If you arrive late please check with others already shooting on targets that there is space to comfortably accommodate you. If a target is over-crowded you can always put another one out with the help of other archers.
  • If you need to leave early please check to see whether you can help to put anything away before you leave.
  • Smoking is prohibited on the Field of Play, this includes the shooting area, including overshoot and all areas behind the shooting line to a point at least 5 metres behind the last archers equipment, tent or shelter.


A good archer:


*  Does not talk in a loud voice whilst others are shooting.


*  Does not talk to another competitor who obviously prefers to be silent.


*  Does not make any exclamation on the shooting line that might disconcert a neighbour in the

act of shooting.


*  Does not go behind the target to retrieve his arrows before his score has been recorded.


*  Does not walk up and down the shooting line comparing scores.


*  When calling scores does so in groups of three, for example ‘7-7-5’ pause ‘5-5-3’.


Our next beginners course will be held at Abbey School on Sundays 5th & 12th November. If you know of anyone who would like to attend please ask them to contact Wendy as soon as possible as there is already a lot of interest in this course. We can’t run these courses without the help of our members so if you can spare some time on one of these afternoons please let us know.