FROSTBITE, as our followers well know, is a monthly short distance round of three dozen arrows at 30 metres, that lives up to its name, more or less, depending on the weather.
Last month, the session was cold and dry, and not too frosty. Eight seniors and two 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! This month’s will be on Saturday morning, 11th February, prior to the Club AGM, at the Clubhouse in the afternoon.
Our Record Status Open Portsmouth Competition was held at Joseph Whitaker Sports Centre on 15th January, 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. 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, and change target faces during the competition. Five Seniors and two 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 February. Good Luck.
On 21st January we held our post-Christmas Dinner at the White Post, 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 today, and how we may tackle them.