That is the view of everyone that has been around the course, including both experienced field course archers and beginners and we have only installed phase 1.
The club has had 2 field courses before and both of those were good but they were not ours, the terrain is excellent and there are lots of opportunities to develop the course into a tip top facility more than capable of running record status events in the future.
However our current course design is focused on increasing participation both within the club and to encourage members of local clubs who would like to try field archery to come along and give it a try, develop their confidence and skills and then to take participation in field archery more seriously.
There has been a lot of time and effort invested in creating phase 1, lots of steps and bridges across Normans Brook. We need to continue the work developing the pathways and clearing the brook. There are a lot of dead trees that need taking down and logging up. We have just purchased one hundred sand bags to fill and place in certain positions around the course to build up the pathways.
We have another working party this Friday morning, everyone welcome.
The field practice session Sunday morning was well attended and our next step is to organise a club competition.
We also have 3D’s which will be gradually introduced.
Well done to all 3 of our members at the Europa Cup in Rome last week.
Tom Howse surprised us when tuning in to watch the finals day on Saturday, I thought I recognised the voice, it was Tom no less doing an excellent commentary!
There was another medal in the mixed team bronze won by compound cadets Rebecca Lennon and James Howse when they beat Italy 150- 148
Compound cadets James Howse, Luke Ralls and Jake Walsh finished top of their class. And Rebecca Lennon, Elizabeth Martel, Lucy Mason also topped the leader board, with the USA second and Estonia third.
And the great news is, overall in the Europa Cup Competition, Lucy Mason was second and James Howse was third, so a great season for both!
Summer Holiday Programmes
We have lots of summer camps, improvers programmes and club target days planned for the summer break, so there will be lots to report.