This summer we were pleased to host the County Championships for the Nottinghamshire Archery Society, when 70 archers from clubs county-wide entered this record-status event, which was organised by David Salmon, one of our committee members.
It turned out to be a very windy day, which made shooting more difficult than usual, especially at the longer distances. Our members carried off several trophies; Charlotte Smith won the Sherwood Trophy for the best Junior Lady Recurve, George Smith won the Festival Trophy for the best Junior Gentleman Recurve, and to complete the “family triple”, Martyn Smith won the Denis Osborne Memorial Trophy for the Notts archer scoring nearest to 800. Ashley Buckland was 1st Junior Lady Compound, and Reece Buckland was 1st Junior Gentleman Longbow.Steve Gamble was County Longbow Champion.
We have set up several Have-a-Go sessions during the past two months, for the Squash Club, the Mansfield Rotarians,the Women’s Institute and the group of children from Belarus.These sessions are always great fun and serve as an introduction to our sport.
As a school holiday event, we held a competition for our junior members. Jon McLaughlin, one of our committee members for the juniors, organised the event, which included shooting a junior metric round, a barbecue lunch and even a game of rounders. A really good time was had by everyone.
The 3rd and final round of the County Summer League was shot at Wilford Bowmen’s ground in Nottingham after being postponed earlier in the month because of the threat of severe weather. This year, our only winners were Reece Buckland [Junior Gentleman Longbow] and Ashley Buckland [Junior Lady Compound}
Well done everyone, archers, organisers, judges and working parties!