Archery GB Membership

Archery GB and Affiliation Fees Annual Renewal

Membership fees for 2014/15 are due by the end of September – the cost for this year are shown below:

Can you please arrange to pay to Club Secretary or Treasurer as soon as possible please?

Adult Junior
Archery GB £40.00 £25.00
DNAA £3.00 £1.50
NCAS £2.50 £1.25
Totals £45.50 £27.75

FIeld, because shooting while not falling over is boring!

When: Monday August the 25th

What: WA Field familiarisation day

Eh?:  Some of you will have at times over the summer seen me shooting at funny distances on funny little targets like this:

This is a FITA (WA) Field target. Field archery is a form of target archery practiced in a woodland setting. for a standard FITA 48, 24 targets are shot on Day 1, 3 arrows per target, but the good bit is that you don’t know how far away the target is, or what angle it will be at. To further enhance the fun, the targets range in size from the 20cm “bunny” to the big 80cm face. Distances range from 5-60M (unmarked)  and different bowstyles shoot from different positions, e.g. Compound and Recurve Unlimited shoot from the red (hard) peg. Day 2 is the “marked” day where you are told how far away the target is, however the shots are often more difficult due to the position of the peg.  The rules are somewhat different, like what you can have with you, (hint, no rangefinders) but the joy of wandering around in beautiful woodland with your bow and your target companions where every target is a surprise has to be experienced.

Every year the County organises an open shoot at Netherwhitton in Northumberland and I thought that in order to introduce everyone to a new way of looking at Archery and hopefully get a few of you to try it out, I would run a familiarisation day to demystify the whole thing. I will explain the rules / how the shoot will run / how to gauge distances / what to expect on the day etc.

10277488_10202648135263685_4040888537482972104_nDee and I tried Field last year for the first time and both loved it. I hope that you will too.

If you are interested in attending the familiarisation day please can you let me know in advance so I can plan for the attendance levels appropriate.

Note, normal shooting will take place as usual on the rest of the field, so don’t worry if you aren’t interested.

Lloyd

 

Entry Forms for upcoming shoots

Entry forms for the Double FITA Star and Killi Open (York / Hereford / Bristols) can be found here:

Entry form YORKS

Entry form FITA

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For those of you who are wondering about trying competitive archery, give it a whirl, Its a lovely way to spend a Sunday and meet up with Archers from all over the region. Dont worry about “not being good enough” you will find that a) nobody cares, and b) you are better than you think. Trust me.

Feel free to come and have a chat with one of the experienced tourney archers like Lloyd or Dee and we can de-mystify the whole thing.

OUTSIDE!

That’s right everyone its almost here. On April the 5th we resume outdoor shooting down at Houghall College. Times remain the same.

Keith is, I believe about to send out an update with some notes for those of you who have never shot outdoors to make the transition easier.

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Club End of Season Shoot and Awards

The Club will be holding it’s end of Indoor season shoot on Saturday 29th March at 12 Noon – All club members welcome,  just turn up on the day.

The round will be a Bray 1 (2.5 Dz arrows at 20 Yards shooting at a 40cm Face) followed by a team head to head (for fun) with mixed teams. Lots of prizes up for grabs so please enter.

Following this we will present indoor awards, we will have a small buffet – so please bring along some food etc.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

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