It’s sad when we have to say goodbye to members.. And sadly big John Scott and Tilly have decided to move on to pastures new.. I wish them all the best..
As most people know, a condition of our reduced rent for the hall at the leisure centre is that we lose one evening per year around Jun/July time, for the model railway show that they host in the main hall, so that they can set up their little trains.
Well this years closure is 2nd June for the show on the 3rd June.
As always, my apologies for this, but it is what keeps our rent down..
Back as normal on the 9th June .. Enjoy your day off..
We have been sent a certificate of compliance for the Rules of Shooting from Archery GB
Got a chance for an outdoor shoot in the spring.. It’s in a small woods with 12 targets all different animals etc, to shoot at through the trees etc on a trail that weaves through..
Unfortunately this aimed at people with their own equipment at the moment however in the future we may take some club equipment…
The price will be £10 per person for members, £15 for non members for as many goes round as you want to or daylight will allow
Let me know, if you’re interested..
As most of you know, a condition of our discounted rent for the hall is that we close one weekend every summer so that the leisure centre can host a model railway exhibition for the weekend..
I’ve just had confirmation from them that this year it’s on 2nd June.
So there’ll be no archery that week..
Thanks for understanding..
Tomorrow night starts the beginning of our 2017 competition.
This will be run on the last Friday of every month. Its something totally different and is designed to put you as archers out of your comfort zones.
It will be a scoring session, and run over the next 12 months.
There will be several categories including juniors, barebow, freestyle and possibly compound depending on how many of each categories.
There’ll be end of year trophies and medals and possibly monthly awards.
This will come out of the £2 per quarter competition fees (I know we haven’t been collecting it, but we will be starting collecting again, starting end of February)
So, hope to be seeing as many people as possible tomorrow night
On a bit of a serious note, due to recent revelations with the football, I have received an email tonight from Archery GB, regarding child protection and safeguarding policies..
Due to the fact that the club coaches are the only people required to be DBS (CRB) checked and hold safeguarding qualifications, any children and vulnerable adults are required to have a carer, parent or guardian with them at all times. Unaccompanied children and vulnerable adults will not be allowed to be at the club for that session.
Further restrictions will be put in place in the near future once the safeguarding polices are updated and put in place.
Sounds like something similar will be happening with every sports club in the country to maintain the safety of vulnerable members.
Just seen something similar to this on another clubs page, so nicked it..
Archery Secret Santa
The idea is for all archers shooting on the last club day before Christmas, to bring a wrapped present to the value of say £5.
- Each present will have a number taped to it, and the corresponding number pinned to a boss..
- Everyone steps up to the shooting line and shoots one arrow at one of the numbers..
- If more than one arrow is in a number, the one closest to the centre gets the ticket..
- Once everyone has a number, the presents can be claimed, in the same way as a raffle..
- Children and adults should bring a present that is age appropriate for their own age group..
- Only people bringing presents eligible to win them..
- Remember; if you bring a crappy present, there’s a chance you could win it back..
Any other ideas for the Christmas shoot and feedback welcome.
Both the kids and the adults clubs are full..
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