Sherwood Archers

Sherwood Archers

Sport March 11, 2014
Sherwood Archers


 At the start of the month we hosted The Nottinghamshire Archery Society’s Indoor Championships at our indoor venue,The Joseph Whitaker Sports Centre at Rainworth.

119 archers took part, shooting a Portsmouth round of 5 dozen arrows into 60cm targets set at 20yards. Our club members shot well: Steve Gamble 1st  Gents Longbow; Jenny Place 3rd Lady Longbow; Lee Waterfield 2nd Gents Compound; Jon McLaughlin 3rd Gents Compound; Joanna Bennett  1st Junior Lady Recurve; Ashley Buckland 1st Junior Lady Compound and Adam McLaughlin 3rd Junior Gent Compound. Club Secretary Susan Stankovic organised the event, and Mario Stankovic and Robert Burton were two of the judges.

We held our February Frostbite shoot on the second Sunday. We kept dry, but the strong wind made high scoring difficult, Best scores were achieved by John Watts [recurve], David Orwin [compound], Fred Kirkham [longbow] and Toby Smith [junior recurve].

After the shoot, we held our AGM in the Function Room at the Admiral Rodney, when reports for 2013 were heard and the Club Committee and Officers were elected for 2014. The GNAS Handicap Improvement Medal for 2013 was awarded to Susan Stankovic for an improvement of 4 points to 33, keeping her in First Class. The Club Medal for the Best First Handicap was awarded to John Watts with a handicap of 36, which allows him to claim his Second Class badge, and the Club Junior Medal for Best First Handicap was awarded to Ashley Buckland,with a handicap of 37, which allows her to claim her First Class badge.

Our final event of the month was a Barn Dance and Supper held at The Admiral Rodney, organised by our Chairman Richard Coates. We had a fun-evening with a lot of laughter when things went wrong, and satisfied smiles when we got it right! The Caller was Ian Whitehead. Prizes for fancy dress went to Mario Stankovic and David Salmon and the Bennett Family won the supper-time-quiz trophy.

We are taking names for our next Beginners’ Course in April. You can find details on our website: sherwoodarchers.org.uk or contact our Club Secretary on 01636 814494.

George Brown