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SHERWOOD ARCHERS

September  2017 newsletter

The Sherwood Meeting of the British Longbow Society took place on our field on the second Saturday in September.This annual event , hosted by our club, attracts longbow archers from surrounding counties. They maintain the tradition of two-way shooting popular in Victorian times. Gentlemen shot the York round [100/80/60 yds] and ladies shot the Double National round [60/50 yds ]. We were lucky with the weather and had an enjoyable shoot. The next day we welcomed members of The Wakefield Archers to Southwell for our annual challenge match for the SpeakTrophy. The winning club claims the honour of being the home of Robin Hood, either Sherwood Forest or Barnsdale Forest at Wakefield. Our team had a decisive win to keep Robin in Sherwood for another year. No doubt The Wakefield Archers will be keen to win him back next year! Our team consisted of Stephen Lamb and Martyn Smith[recurve], Jenny Bryan and Ashley Buckland [compound] and Carrie and Andy Mortimore[longbow].The standard of the shooting was very high and our archers broke several club,county and regional records.   On the following Sunday we held our Club Outdoor Championships, and once again we were lucky with the weather-just one short shower.We shot the Western round[60/50 yds for seniors] with shorter rounds for the juniors.Our champions on the day were Stephen Lamb and Serena Lamb [recurve], Lee Waterfield and Susan Stankovic[compound] , Richard Gentle and Carrie Mortimore [longbow] and Fred Kirkham [barebow]. Junior champions were Oliver Salmon[recurve] and Joanna Bennett and Reece Buckland [longbow]. The trophy for the best handicap score was won by Jason Millard and Reece Buckland took the wooden spoon for the worst white. Shooting on the following weekend at Bowmen of Glen in Leicestershire, Jenny Bryan came 2nd in the Double 720

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Sherwood Archers are a friendly club shooting on our own field on the outskirts of Southwell. We are very fortunate to have our own shooting area that members are able to use every day of the week, competitions permitting.field shoot

During the summer our club nights are Tuesday for informal shooting, and the regular Club night on Friday which includes our Juniors, where there are at least 2 qualified coaches on hand.

We run beginners courses throughout the summer, and are pleased to be able to offer individual tuition, if coaches are available.
We offer a Subsidised Bow Rental scheme, to assist archers with getting into the sport.

The Club applied to Archery GB to become an Ontarget Club with specialisms for Young People and the Community. The Club are happy to announce that the Archery GB panel approved our application and we are now an Ontarget Club with specialisms for Young People and the Community. For more information about Ontarget please click on the Ontarget logo below.

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New Club House – Better Facilities

We’ve Made it!

WITH EVERYONE’S HELP WE HAVE RAISED THE £35,000 NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT.

Sherwood Archer’s members have worked extremely hard on fund raising events, hosting Competitions and running beginner’s courses. These combined with the generosity of our members have raised the total needed.

For those of you who have been down the field recently you will see that we are progressing with the new clubhouse and it is nearly ready for members use. For the present we wish to reiterate that the building is NOT to be used for indoor shooting. 
We should all be proud of our achievement in the time that it has taken. 


We have raised £35,000 towards our £35,000 target! Thank you for your support and please feel free to use the donate button below to make a contribution.

For more information New Club House Fund Raising

Dates for “Beginners Courses” can be found by clicking the link.

Change to Clout Shooting Rules

The clout rules have been updated and as such our field is no longer suitable for shooting clout. Therefore with immediate effect NO CLOUT SHOOTING IS ALLOWED.

 

Sherwood Archers

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