The saying ‘Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean’ was certainly true on Saturday, when we achieved so much!
We moved almost all the bosses and equipment from Old Pats to our new ground, thanks to Kate and support team and 3 trips in her horse lorry.
We picked 150 fencing posts and stock fencing from countrywide and thanks to Dean for use of his big trailer.
A big team of volunteers led by Simon and Dean installed all the strainer posts and 2/3 of the fencing posts which was no easy task and those volunteers were kept well hydrated and fed by our refreshment team.
Once the fencing is complete we can plant over 1500 hedging and trees to get the landscaping underway and meet one of our planning conditions. This weekend we received confirmation that our landscaping plan has been accepted. We will be looking for an even bigger team of volunteers to help plant them around end January.
Great evening on Friday, over 20 junior attended. Thanks to all those that supported the event.
Club Portsmouth on 28th December is full!
We have had to add an extra boss to try to accommodate all those that wanted to enter! Well done to members for another great response.
However there are still a few places left on the 1st January Club Competition, Steph is taking names, still on a first come basis.
Young People Survey
Calling all members, can you please take a few minutes to complete the survey and put your name to it so we are in with a chance of winning an Arrows kit.
Archery GB are producing their first Young people strategy and they want to hear from you!
Your thoughts on archery for young people for a chance to win an ‘Arrows kit’ for the Club!
More young people are getting involved in archery; joining a club, taking part in competitions at university, having a go at holiday centres, or being introduced at primary schools using Arrows. We want to make sure that the opportunity for more young people to take part in archery is available, and that existing young archers continue to enjoy and progress in their sport.
In 2010 we undertook a review into archery provision for young people. The review highlighted key areas for development and since then we have worked to support this area. We are now in a position to develop a strategy in order to provide the direction needed for future development of archery for 5 to 25 year olds.
Archery GB would like to hear from;
Young people (11 to 25 years) taking part in archery, and
People involved in the delivery (which could be coaching, organising competitions for example) of archery for young people aged 5 to 25 years.
Please complete this short survey and have a chance to win an Arrows pack!
The survey will be available until 31 January 2015. Your views will help shape our first young people strategy.
Back to the land!
We are doing our best to create an environment that members can enjoy for many years to come, the hedging is all part of the plan, likewise, bird boxes, bat boxes etc. Dave Sandles has managed to arrange a great deal with a company whereby members can sponsor a range of bare-rooted trees that will be already 6-10cm girth at 1 meter from the ground. Prices range from 14 to 30 pounds depending on the variety. We already have offers of 8 trees, if any member would like to sponsor a tree then please talk to Dave. We need to confirm any order over the next couple of weeks or it will be to late for this season.
Great Christmas and New Year!
Please remember that we will be shooting every day over the school holidays, check the website for details.