Georges Newsletter Jan 2023

Frostbite, as our followers well know, is a monthly short distance round of 3 dozen arrows @ 30 metres, that lives up to its name, more or less, depending on the weather. This month, the 14th was cold and dry, and not too frosty.
8 seniors and 2 juniors  took part.No record scores were achieved, but everyone enjoyed the shooting, and the fig rolls, that have become an obligatory mid shoot snack!
Next  month’s will be on Saturday morning,11th Feb, prior to the Club A.G.M.,at the Clubhouse in the afternoon.
The next day,15 Jan,was our Record Status Open Portsmouth Competition,held at Joseph Whitaker Sports Centre, Rainworth, our winter venue for club nights as well as competitions. These record status shoots attract archers from
a wide area, in the hope of scoring high scores. This year we attracted 100 archers from as far north as York, and South to Northampton. 5Seniors and 2 Juniors from Sherwood Archers took part, and the  juniors won their age-groups, and are working
hard for our County Championships Portsmouth held at Joseph Whitaker, on 5th Feb. Good Luck.The shoot was a great success , organised by our Treasurer,Linda Telford , with Chairman Mario Stankovic as Judge-in-charge.Thanks too to Joseph Whitaker Centre ,and to our club members who helped set up on Saturday , and helped set up and change target faces as needed on Sunday.
On 21st Jan we held our post-Christmas Dinner at the White Post, Farnsfield,which  the 19 members who attended really enjoyed, making a difference from the traditional Christmas meals.Our gratitude to the White Post staff, and above all to Marie Davis for all her hard work in arranging the meal, as our Club Social Activities Organiser.
On  the following Sunday we held a Safeguarding Course, arranged for club members by Chairman Mario. 17 members were able to take part  , and the course enabled us to Have a greater awareness of potential issues children and young people may face to-day, and how we may approach them.
We hope that this report keeps you all up to date and shows  the wider life in your local archery club.

George Brown