It's that time of year when everything's getting darker, colder and wetter.... still lots going on down the woods though! Great work done by members recently in clearing up the clubhouse areas, building a new rain shelter over the practice range and changing the layout of the courses around. Huge thanks to everyone for coming down and helping! 🙂
Summer has flown by far too quickly! Huge thanks to Mark for organising this years Club Rove shoot in September. Beautiful late summer sunshine, and always a fun day for all.
Brilliant results too from the NFAS National Championships. After a beautiful Saturday, but an extremely soggy Sunday, James retained his U12 Bowhunter title, and Abby won Ladies Traditional Bowhunter! Huge congratulations guys 🙂
Loads of NFAS Open Shoots happening now over the summer around the country, including some great 2 day weekend shoots with camping on site.
Lovely photo below of Abby, Pete and James at Druids Solstice Shoot from June 🙂
New club members - if you'd like to book in to any shoots, check out the full calendar on the NFAS website or see the list in the members section of our website for competitions in our local area.
Worcester Woodland Archers held their first open shoot on 28th April. The shoot was held as a memorial and charity shoot in remembrance of Paul Coglan, our course layer who passed away. Towards the end of his life, St Richards Hospice had greatly helped Paul and his family. The club made a £1210 donation to the hospice, including £710 from proceeds from the shoot and generous contributions from club members.
The weather was kind and we had 96 archers attend. Because it was a charity shoot we allowed club members to shoot but they were not allowed to win a prize this time!
Visitors enjoyed the course and found some shots challenging. There were the usual jovial cries of ‘that target is too far away’ or ‘that tree is in the way’ etc etc which we interpreted as good course laying! 😉 Catering was laid on by Mon Coglan , Paul’s widow, and the food was fabulous and much appreciated.
All had a good day and since the shoot we have had several archers revisit. One expressed that he had unfinished business with a shot or two! Thanks to all who attended and donated so generously to St Richards Hospice. More photos from the day can be found on our Gallery Page.