AGM Nets Up and Introduce a Friend

Dear Lovely Archers,

The AGM The AGM is close at hand and I'd like to encourage you all to come along for the evening. We have a range (pardon the pun) of issues to talk over apart from the usual nomination of officers etc. Should any of you wish to put your name forward to a post please let us know.

And you can let us know you're coming along by clicking here and logging on to Facebook

You can view the minutes from the prevous AGM by clicking here. And you may recall that we had an EGM during the year, the minutes of which can be viewed by clicking here. If you would like to nominate yourself for a post, you will need to get it seconded by a Club member. Please email the Club Secretary. Click Here

That Field and the Weather

What can I say, the weather brings with it some interesting times of the day. We are becalmed in the morning and evening and it blows a houlie during the day. Nevertheless, it looks like we are going to get some warmth over the next week or so. And a little rain goes a long way towards keeping the grass green. Although, most of us are allergic to rain. Generally though, the weather has been kind and I must say I'm quite grateful. Good news.

The field is looking good for the weather we're having and I'd like to encourage you all to move the wheelie bosses to one side or another from time to time so that we don't make a dent in the ground with our gentle but perpetual ambling.

Shooting to the Moon - July 28th 2019

July 28th will be the day when a series of distances will be set across the field at Barnard Fields enabling us to all be able to shoot, pretty much as far as we can. There will be some restrictions on poundage of bows being shot, with none over 50lbs. We hope to shoot distances of 50m, 100m, 150m and 250m. And when we're done we should have collectively shot the equivalent distance, counting 1 metre for 1 kilometre - all the way to the moon. But, we are not just doing this for fun, although it will be fun, no, we are doing this to support other people. We are attempting to raise funds for Nelsons Journey, a Norfolk charity that supports children and young people up to their 18th birthday who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life.

Net's Up and Container Re-Located

We've been hard at work getting the Winter Season new venue ready for you. As you can see the container is in it's location and also covered by CCTV. All good news.

The net is ready for action also. Anyone who will be putting it up will need an induction. But suffice to say, the net can be put up by one or two capable folk using a pulley system. You will be invited to come along for a tuition session on getting the Indoor Range ready for shooting on Club Sessions. Please keep an eye out for the invitations.

It's time to bring a friend.

Why don't you introduce a family member or friend in to archery. We have found that our archers are the best ambassadors to encourage others in to our archery club. Wymondham Archers has had some fantastic results from our recent beginners courses.

Here are a few of our statistics.

  • Our oldest member is 79 years of age.
  • 29% of our archers are women (this is a fantastic result for sport and archery)
  • 80% of our archers are seniors (over 25)
  • 15% are juniors (under 18) and
  • 5% are intermediate aged members (18-25)

But there's more...

  • The average age of our archers is just over 42.
  • We have 14 archers aged under 17
  • 5 archers are aged 17-25
  • 4 archers are at 26-30 years old and...
  • 14 archers are at 41-50 years.
  • We have 22 archers aged 51-60 and...
  • 9 archers aged 61-70.
  • Last, but by no means least 7 of our noblest archers are aged 71-80 years of age.
  • Most of us live in or around Wymondham or Norwich, but archers travel a long way to get to our archery range. One is registered as living in Yorkshire, another in Wisbech Cambridgeshire and we have several from Suffolk.

Please do your best to encourage other folk to take up archery. As you know it is a beautiful sport.

Happy Shooting.

Chair

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