Redhill Archers has been awarded the prestigious Club of the Year award by Archery GB
Arran Coggan Clubs and Facilities Manager for ArcheryGB presented the award at the Club Night on On 15 May 2018.
The ontarget Club of the Year is The overall award for the club that has shown the most contribution to the development of archery and supports the ethos of the ontarget programme, demonstrating good club organisation and management.
Arran also presented a Certificate to Jack Middleton who had been nominated in the Young Volunteer of the Year category awarded for those aged under 25 on 31 August 2017, this award is for an individual who has demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to a club and made a strong impact through volunteering. Although he didn’t win (this year) Arran noted is contribution which deserved recognition.
On a day when sun-screen replaced umbrellas as the must-have accessoriy the 45th annual tournament took place on Bank Holiday Monday.
It was a great day to shoot and the tournament was as ever superbly organised and run by club volunteers.
The team prize was won by The University of Birmingham and individual firsts were spread around the clubs with Wyre Forest, Bowflights, Saints and Sinners, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Barbarians, Droitwich, Audco and Redhill all achieving at least one winner.
Special thanks to our Lady Paramount – Marlene Badham and our Judges Andy Stanford and Andrew Leadbetter.
I am sorry to tell you that JIM ( James) EVANS passed away on Monday 29th January after a difficult long illness bravely fought.
The family have asked us to pass this around members who may have known him.
The funeral will be on Monday March 5th at 11-30am at Lodge Hill Crematorium , Northfield. All are welcome.
Flowers will be family only, but Donations may be made in his memory , and will be split between Heart Foundation and Wythall Community Association.
James Evans , known to us all at Redhill Archers, joined the club in 1986, and last picked up a bow last year (although he did not shoot it). He started as recurve and wife Pat shot alongside him. Sometime in late 1990’s he changed to Compound and then even shot Longbow, as he thought it might be easier. They were enthusiastic shooting members, as well as willing workers, and enthusiastic social members. They both shot in the Jersey Triple three years in a row with various members each year, Rode on floats as various charactors at Wythall Carnival in different years , and as many members in the 90’s will remember, we had many annual weekends away, at a time that gave a great chance for us all to escape our children. Jim continued to support the club continuously over the years and was seen as recently as last year at the Frog Racing. Jim was a member of the skittles team for many years , and was at the Opening of our Range which he was proud to be part of.
Both Jim and Pat were often saying that the Archery Club had given them so much more that the sport over the years, adventure , friends and loads of things that they would never have done , if they had not joined the Archery club .
Jim may you rest in Peace and from all your archery friends , ‘There is a Manns’ Brown on the Bar for you !