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.
WE would like to thank Cleobury Country Archers , who hosted their first Match last week, particularly for the hospitality, camaraderie, enthusiasm and patience. They are a young club , with little competiton experience , but were very willing to learn.
We tried hard not to be know it alls and they welcomed our help on how to run the event, how the scoring worked, and sometimes help with their equipment and shooting. They put on a good performance.
We are sure they have learned so much that any team they play next year needs to watch out ,
Thanks for a good time,
Our next match Round 3 is against Six Towns in June
John and Nigel both broke their Longbow Handicaps in the same session with John claiming a club record.
Liz W had a fantastic shoot.
Keeping it in the family Matt and Steve broke their handicaps.
Two members were awarded handicaps this week Afsha and Dave Moore.
The Portsmouth shoot was a little less positive. We got enough Compounds to complete the team however despite an email asking for support, a Facebook post and some personal canvassing we only got 2 more more archers and scores were in general lower than the last shoot.