SHERWOOD ARCHERS – December 2016
Our Frostbite Shoot for December was a memorial shoot for Sherwood Archers’ Robert Burton, who passed away at the end of November.
Robert was a complete archer; he shot recurve and then compound bows, gaining a place in the County team. He qualified as a coach, and when he had to give up shooting he qualified as a judge, officiating at shoots around the county. He was always ready to help with club activities and his metal-working skills were put to good use on many occasions. As is our custom, we held a short ceremony of remembrance and the whistling black arrow was shot as the traditional archers’ farewell to a colleague and friend.
Our final indoor meeting of the year was shot in a party atmosphere, and two important medals for the 2016 outdoor season were presented: the Archery GB Medal for Handicap Improvement was awarded to Ashley Buckland, and the Sherwood Archers’ Medal for the Best First Handicap was awarded to Linda Millard.
We now look forward to the second half of the indoor season and the Indoor Championships.