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Newsletter No120

The photo shows one of our junior lady members, Mia, set a new Essex and Suffolk Portsmouth Record last year (please see Newsletter 118) with a score of 489.   Finally, on 11th April, Mia received the County Certificate for her achievement.  She seems quite pleased, and so she should be, it really is quite an achievement.

Still on 11th April, members shooting as per Archery GB requirements regarding distancing, etc.  One of our newer members, Prital, joined us last year and is shooting for the first time since December and also her first time shooting outdoors and demonstrating a very promising style  as can be seen from the picture, the day was dry with occasional sunshine.  What isn’t immediately apparent is how absolutely (insert own epithet) cold it was when the Sun disappeared

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Newsletter No119

As like most venues we have been closed due to Covid restrictions but hopefully, we might be getting back to actually shooting in the near future but with nothing much of that going on in our Archery at the moment. Perhaps this year, when the dust has settled and with a bit of adjustment according to circumstance, we’ll be able to run all our Club Competitions during the coming season.

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Newsletter No 117

This is Prital, in October, completing the course she began in March   shooting with a Club bow and arrows that probably don’t match it, I think this lady shows great promise.

There is was a BIG anniversary at the club, our very own Michael Bell has been a member for 50 years.

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Newsletter No 116

Following Archery GB’s guidelines has at least made it possible for people to do a Warwick Round if they wish, so that Awards Competition is still running and people are shooting qualifying scores.  Our Club Competitions dates have mostly been and gone.

There has been some relaxation with the rule on sharing a target.  Where it was just one archer per target unless they are from the same household, now two archers from different households may share, providing they shoot separately, and withdraw their own arrows!

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Social distancing in action

Newletter No 115

We received notice on 14th May that shooting could re-commence subject to 8 criteria being matched and shooting re-commended at Ardleigh on Sunday 24th May 2020. We could comply with all the criteria except for one, which was a recommendation that targets be left out.  This might have proved to be something of a gamble at Bretons so it was decided that sanitizing spray should be used on the 5 targets we can use on the field before putting out and putting away.

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