Delivered a very successful British 2 day 3D Field Championships!

Thanks to all our amazing volunteers we created 2 stunning courses with more than 200 scores recorded. The quality of our organisation, the diversity and quality of our surrounds was certainly appreciated by all the participants. 

A selection of excellent photos from the Competition can be found here.

Spot the Velociraptor!

ArcheryGB report can be found here.

Community Social Hub

Busy as ever! Rapid Reaction Force, Gloucestershire Constabulary, Astronomy Club, Radio Controlled electric car racing, Pudding Quiz, Bristol University Field Course Training Visit, Ianseo Training, Open Group Safeguarding Course, Club Coffee mornings, another beginners course completed. Dawn Chorus walk identified 13 species that morning! 

The winning ‘Pudding Quiz’ Team

World Number 1 Ella wins first European Championships Title and Phoebe gets 2 medals at European Para Championships!

Yet more fantastic achievements! Many of our archers are achieving great things, we are leaving social media to report on those, so many it would be impossible to keep up!

Updates on some of the stories can be found here and here!

James Clifton shortlisted for BBC making a difference awards!

James shoots for us, plays for our Bowls team and was nominated by his walking football team in the bravery category and has been selected as a finalist. Final will be in September. 

This award is for an individual who has shown outstanding courage, defiance and duty in the face of perceived danger, fear or difficulty. He is an inspiration to all of us!

James Clifton making amazing progress across a number of sports.

European Youth Championships

Well done to Louise Bassett and Chloe A’Bear  who have been selected to represent GB in Rumania. 

Looking after our environment. 

Swift boxes installed in Covered Shooting area, adding to a wide range of bird boxes we have made and located in the woodland area. The great news is that virtually every woodland box is now inhabited!  The meadow areas are bursting into flower and all 22 orchard trees are establishing themselves. We are organising a Himalayan Balsam pulling session to reduce what we have as far as possible. Also we have added some miniature picnic tables around the woodland to provide occasional feeding stations and good focal points for photos!

This week should see the addition of some dedicated pages on our Club website giving more details on our sustainability/environmental projects.

Club Policies

Whilst a hard copy will be available in the covered shooting area, the website is currently being updated to signpost all our policies and procedures. We are more than happy to share information with other clubs.

The Club Handbook is now obsolete!

Club Equipment Maintenance upgraded!

We are constantly seeking to improve the support we provide our members and the experience we offer, this includes a new bow press, hooter shooter, metal detectors, strimmers and an array of maintenance tools donated to support men-in-sheds. With security in mind we have etched/branded club identity on almost everything and added smart water identification. Security cameras have also been added.

Chloe A’Bear

Chloe was invited to the House of Commons to meet other Sports Aid athletes and Entain representatives. She was extremely grateful to be receiving a Sports Aid award and thanked Entain for supporting Sports Aid and herself. 

Easyfundraising  update

 We have been informed that we are in the top 50% of causes. With over 190,000 causes on easyfundraising, that’s an amazing achievement! Attracting 3258 donations to our cause so far, but massive opportunity to do even better. Thank you to all our supporters!

Bowls Club continues to shine.

Whilst primarily a ‘play amongst ourselves’ club with internal weekly competition we have started venturing out to compete against more formal bowls clubs and the outcomes have been really satisfying, not just the welcome we have received but also the results.

Our bowls club competing well with the established clubs!

Men-in-Sheds – All Club Volunteers

No newsletter should go out without an acknowledgement of all the great work done by our volunteers. 

The fight to keep the grounds in such good condition despite the weather’s best efforts and the preparation for the British Field Championships has been a challenge but one that has been met. What is amazing is all the extras that have also been completed. 

New Rounds being added to our busy schedule!

To meet the needs of our increasing number of longbows and barebows we are introducing some new competitions into our tournament programme. The will include a 2 way Western with our own mark on the format and also a couple of ‘Wand’ rounds. The later involving shooting 6ft high by 6 inch wide at distances in excess of 100 yds! Men-in-||||Sheds have completed the making of the targets, which are Danage block fronted.