World Class!

Ella, Jessica & Lucy with their World Championship Junior Ladies Compound Bronze.
Ella, Jessica & Lucy with their World Championship Junior Ladies Compound Bronze.

Our GB Compound Junior Ladies Team winning a Bronze Medal in the World Youth Championships in Madrid this week with Ella, Lucy and Jessica securing the medal with a convincing win over Italy. This followed a single point defeat to Russia in the semi-final who in turn lost out to the USA in the Gold Medal Match.

Podium Presentation
Podium Presentation

On Saturday many club volunteers put in another ‘World Class’ Performance with an amazing display of skill, determination and team work! The club would like to formally recognise the special effort from so many to complete a long list and wide range of jobs! Our home is starting to look a different class!

Talking about home, we would like to welcome Maddy a rescue hedgehog from the local rescue centre, hopefully the first of many. Some of our volunteers made up a fabulous hog box to ensure a good start, Maddy joins our large badger set, deer and 6 species of bats in our ever improving environment!

Ourcfirst rescue hedgehog!
Our first rescue hedgehog!

Saturday afternoon saw our ‘I AM TEAM GB’ Open Community Shoot, another great turn out and there was even a ‘Robin Hood’ from one of our guests, in the 10 ring and on his own arrow!

 

Quality Robin Hood!
Quality Robin Hood!

Only disappointment for him was that it was the best gold round, his partner was closer!

Coaching Squad for this weekend, great work!
Coaching Squad for this weekend, great work!

Bank Holiday Monday morning saw another of our open club target days, this time mainly National Rounds on offer with additional 50/70m rounds as an option. 14 targets and more county records!

Great morning and unusually no wind to contend with!
Great morning and unusually no wind to contend with!

This coming Sunday will see both our Recurve/Compound and our Longbow/barebow teams travel to Lilleshall for the Ontarget Finals.

Eagle Bowmen with our team at the end of a close competition in the semi-finals.
Eagle Bowmen with our team at the end of a close competition in the semi-finals.

Still difficult to grasp that we are approaching the start of the indoor season! This winter in addition to our own indoor shooting area we will use Balcarras School Sports Centre on Saturdays and Sundays, GL1 on Wednesdays and Kingshill on Fridays.

GL1, just one of or 4 great indoor venues.
GL1, just one of or 4 great indoor venues.

Managed shooting will also continue outdoors and of course our Field Course Programme runs throughout the winter.

Different course layout every week.
Different course layout every week.

There is a full programme of club and record status tournaments, beginners and Improvers programmes and many workshops to look forward to. Not to forget our indoor 252 Programme, social (not forgetting our Short Mat Bowls Winter League) and team building activities that will make the indoor season just as enjoyable as the outdoor one!

More team building challenges to come.
More team building challenges to come.

Want to be part of a sport and recreation club that does more than just shoot arrows, then why not enroll on one of our beginners courses?