That is the best way of describing our achievements over the last week and this is not just confined to happenings on the field of play!
Last weekend saw Tom qualify (recording another PB) to represent GB in the World Youth Championships taking place in China, Lucy won the Junior Masters Ladies Compound and James took Bronze in the Gents Compound taking place in Sheffield. Members also competed at Black and Gold Summer Competition, gold medals for Kevin, Andy Clifford and Will Kurtze, and bronze medals for Lynn and Ian.
This weekend saw Kevin becoming the Barebow Champion at the British Target Championships and Lucy successfully representing England in the Junior Euronations in Scotland winning the ladies compound and being part of the winning England team! Will, Charlotte and Katherine competed at the Regional Championships and all recorded Personal Bests.
In the community members continued to facilitate sessions running every morning and afternoon across the county, whist in the evenings ran the first of 2 ‘Get back to archery’ sessions, although the weather was less than kind to us, however great turn out! The second session runs this week.
We also ran an introduction to field archery session, which was well attended and gave members a chance to try a mixture of 2D & 3D targets. Thanks to the members who supplied the refreshments.
Sunday saw us supporting our neighbors to be, Endsleigh Insurance, family fun day. 4 hour session, with constant queues throughout, great team effort!
This maybe a first, they have given us permission to run beginners courses on their site during staff lunch times and with our new ground being developed directly opposite their site, hopefully this could be the start of a great relationship!
On Thursday evening we took the opportunity to present some more Progress Awards, lots of Red Awards achieved!
This Monday we started the first of our Community Beginners Course Programmes (6 hours) organized in liaison with the Council and local Recreation Centres, a full complement of 24 archers. The programme has been so popular that we have arranged further sessions throughout the school holidays focusing on a range of age groups.
The Monday Club Practice session morning session gave a number of our male adult members a chance to do a good turn, helping to unload a delivery of large pipes for our new ‘potholing’ course. A big thank you to them, we need some volunteers to help assemble the course and others to try it out!
As impressive as all of this activity is, the report does not cover half of what we have been doing over the last week and the good news is that our members continue to become better archers and even better members of the community!