Georges Newsletter – February 2017

SHERWOOD ARCHERS – February 2017

This month we hosted the Nottinghamshire Archery Society’s Indoor Championships at our winter venue, the Joseph Whitaker Sports College in Rainworth. 120 archers took part in the three-session record-status Portsmouth round of five dozen arrows shot at twenty yards. Best results by our members were Richard Gentle 2nd Gents Longbow, Joanne Bennett 1st Junior Lady Longbow and Ashley Buckland 3rd Lady Compound. Richard and Joanne set new club records. Susan Stankovic, our Club Secretary, was the Organiser and the Judge in Charge was Roger Elliott, who was officiating at his final shoot before retiring. He was presented with gifts from both the Notts Archery Society and Sherwood Archers in thanks for all his work as a judge at our events over the years.

Our monthly Frostbite was shot on the very wet, cold, windy morning of 12th February. Only 8 members arrived at the field to shoot. One got out of his car and decided not to shoot, another dropped out after six arrows, another after twelve, and just 5 completed the round. Such was the weather! Credit must be given to one member who has moved to Worcester and drove up to shoot with us – the furthest anyone can ever have travelled to shoot three dozen arrows at our Frostbite. After the shoot we held our AGM at the Admiral Rodney, appreciating the warmth and refreshment. Further details to be posted later.

Finally, congratulations to Lee Waterfield [compound] on being selected for the East Midlands Archery Society team for the inter-regional competitions this season.