Super Weekend!

Our first round Ontarget match resulted in a victory over Tockington by 12 -9 wining the overall team round, one of the 2 pairs round (recurve) and 3 of the 4 individual matches. Our team of Andy Clifford, Grace Chappell, Molly Peters and Ed Humphries, saw debuts for all 4. The feedback from both teams was that it was an enjoyable and friendly event.

 

Ed & Molly shot well to dominate the recurve section!
Ed & Molly shot well to dominate the recurve section!

We also held a Longbow competition and our team of experienced longbow Archers produced a string of good performances to comfortably win the encounter! Well done everyone!

Extra Ontarget Team Longow shoot with Tockington.
Extra Ontarget Team Longow shoot with Tockington.

A large attendance at practice resulted in over £100 being raised for Stand up to Cancer, having a cake bake competition, Sam Field becoming MasterChef with her rainbow sponge and members buying up slices of the entries! Well done to Grace Chappell for organising it.

Sam Field - Master Baker - Receiving award from judges Lynn Benfield and Dan Gill.
Sam Field – Master Baker – Receiving award from judges Lynn Benfield and Dan Gill.

Our 2 swimathon teams were truly amazing, raising a record amount of  £1150. 20% of this will go to charity, however the remaining amount will qualify for 25% gift aid! Well done to the 18 sponsored swimmers and all those that sponsored them! Our 2 teams finished 2nd and 7th out of 47 entries in the fundraising league table!

Swimathon - Club Record for funds raised!
Swimathon – Club Record for funds raised!

Level 1 Coaching Course – Assessment Day

L1 Coaching Course - Everyone was successful!
L1 Coaching Course – Everyone was successful!

Our long running, weather hit, Level 1 Course completed at long last and everyone was successful! Congratulations to everyone on the course not least our 5 members, Christine, Kieran, Sinead, Richard and Imogen. Graham not currently an Archery GB member will also be joining the club!

Assessment day took place on part of our field. Weather was ok.
Assessment day took place on part of our field. Weather was ok.

The Michael Peart visiting coach session went particularly well and he will be invited back later in the year to review progress and also to help with further coach development. This was an excellent programme benefiting both individual Archers and their Coaches. The weather was tolerable however the covered shooting area made the whole programme far more pleasurable.

Michael Peart working with Symon & Colin.
Michael Peart working with Symon & Colin.

Improving our facilities is an essential part of improving the experience.

Not just archers but lots of great advice for some of our coaches.
Not just archers but lots of great advice for some of our coaches.

This weekend sees the start of our open community sessions on Saturday afternoons!

The next month also sees massive activities supporting the school games, Thursday sees a big district primary school event with 20 teams of 9 competing over a 3.5 hour period for a place in the county finals.