2018 World Indoor Championships – Good luck Ella! 

Ella Gibson in just over a year shooting compound, following on from her very successful Barebow shooting has been selected to represent GB in this month’s World Indoor Championships in Yankton, South Dakota, USA.
Ella ranked 1 in the 2017 Junior Compound Rankings has made outstanding progress in just 12 months and will take part from 14th to the 19th February.
As well as competing as an individual she will join Bayley Sargeant and Layla Annison in the Team Competition.

Ella has been making rapid progress!
Ella has been making rapid progress!

We wish Ella and all the GB team good shooting!
Planned Club Tournaments

In line with our objective to encourage greater participation in tournaments the following planned programme is being implemented.

25th February – Double Bray 1 – UKRS – only a few places remaining
21st March – Stafford – Full – UKRS
13th May – WA1440 etc – county friendly – UKRS – invite only
19th May – WRS shoot.

24th June – Longbow and Barebow shoot 2 Way Western. (Club members only)
19th August – Senior counties WA1440 etc UKRS
27th August – Double Nationals UKRS

8th September- County Juniors Champs – Westerns UKRS
30th September – Early Portsmouth – UKRS

14th October – Deer Park does Vegas! – UKRS

25th November – County junior championships – Portsmouth – UKRS

Running numerous indoor and outdoor tournaments.
Running numerous indoor and outdoor tournaments.

Fundraising & Social Activities to be increased!

To support our efforts to raise funds to support our Clubhouse Project a comprehensive range of activities are planned.

Early activities include a Laser Tag evening (22nd March), Sponsored Swimmarathon (14th April), Horse Racing Evening (27th April), Sponsored Zumbathon, Mr Mulligans Golf Tournament, Swindon Greyhound racing evening, Samba Band evening (learn to play and then perform!), attending several major fetes, larger open community have-a-go programme, Snowman Drive, Pizza evening, BBQ, Sponsored ½ Marathon and a major club raffle to be drawn during the Club Annual Awards evening.

One of our Swimarathon Teams, 2 teams this year as part of our fundraising initiative.
One of our Swimarathon Teams, 2 teams this year as part of our fundraising initiative.

Records Tumble!

The last few weeks have not only seen members break UK, European and World Records but also practice session attendances (increased in 3 of our 5 venues), tournament entries ( 3 fully booked) and membership level records (higher at this point than any previous year and 3 beginners courses to complete next week!)! Attendances at club run workshops have also seen a sharp rise (more sessions and more attendance) as has our waiting list to attend open community have-a-go sessions (list literally growing by the day).

Volunteer Workforce Training sessions need to be increased if we are to meet the demand.
Volunteer Workforce Training sessions need to be increased if we are to meet the demand.