Holding the event at our own ground for the first time left us worrying if anyone would turn up, especially after the success of 2015 with a more captive audience at GL1 Recreation Centre.
More than 30 club volunteers were the first to arrive, all set to go in double quick time which added to the tension and then within half an hour we were running at capacity!
All our objectives were met and from the excellent feedback we had so were those of our guests. Lots of tweets on our hospitality and the quality of coaching and care. This was not a 5 min experience, everyone had at least 30mins.
We are now continuing delivering ‘open community’ sessions every Saturday afternoon between 3 & 4:30pm until the autumn and that will cater from 5 years upwards as we are also using Arrows kit.
Last weekend we hosted an excellent match between ourselves and our friends from Tockington Archers, in a very close match we eased to the next round winning 11/10. Well done to Martin, John (Shooting Barebow in the recurve category) and to Josh and Holly.
We have another home draw in the next round against Minchinhampton Archers with the fixture likely to take place on a Tuesday or Thursday evening later this month. There will be a shoot off to decide the team.
John Dalton wins the Masters!
Congratulations to John Dalton on winning the Barebow Title at this years Masters Tournament at Lilleshall. He broke 3 County records in doing so, 70m, 720 & WA1440.
Other Tournament News
This weekend saw the Minchinhampton Summer Tournament and we were well represented and our members had an excellent day!
Highlights included: John Craigie 1st York Longbow, Christine Anderton 1st Ladies Hereford Recurve, Lynn Benfield 2nd Hereford Ladies Longbow, Martin Hutchings 1st Gents Hereford Longbow, Josh Uzzell 1st Bristol 2 Compound, Holly Clifford 1st B3 Compound and highest lady compound. Martin McKay 1st National Longbow, Rosemarie Mckay 1st National Barebow to mention just a few!
Last Level 2 Primary School Games event this Wednesday!
We are again hosting the event, which will see the last 8 schools from Gloucester competing for a single place in the L3 County Championships later this month.
Beginners & Improvers Course Programmes
3 fully subscribed Beginners courses start this week and also an Improvers Course, all are being organized by Xperience Archery on our behalf.
Special Resolution at a General Meeting
Changes need to be made to the Company’s Articles of Association and as already notified this will take place this Tuesday evening, followed by a Committee Meeting. The normal practice session will be unaffected.