5 members of the club headed down to Devon to compete in 8 days of archery in testing terrain.
Matt Wynne won the Gents AFB category and Gary McMaster won the gents Compound unlimited category, both categories are very popular and competition is fierce.
I’m sure you’ll join me in congratulating them on this impressive acheivement
The club held an informal competition on Saturday 30th April which was enjoyed by all. This was followed by a brief club meeting where members where updated on matters arising since the AGM, this news can be summed up as follows:
- The proposal to make NFAS membership a requirement was not contested by any members and therefore is now a requirement of club membership. I believe most members have been assessed and signed off. In order to be able to shoot at the club after 1st June 2016 you MUST be in possession of an NFAS membership card otherwise you have NO INSURANCE and will be asked to not attend until you have NFAS membership.
- Work on preparation for the open shoot on 5th June continues, another local club have visited and given some feedback on the woods. In essence there are no safety issues, but improvements to signage, peg position, bridges etc were noted, much of this work was completed on 1st May.
- The provision of a porta-cabin type structure for a club house with toilet is being investigated, as with most things the cost varies dramatically, plus the cost of delivery is also a factor. When there is more then a further announcement will be made. Offers of assistance with any joinery work which may be required was kindly made.
The floor was opened up for questions from the membership
- The subject of grass cutting was raised, and is currently being undertaken my Mick Dargue and another former club member. So as not to interfere with customers of Elsham Activity Centre this needs to take place during the week.
- A suggestion of holding a Club shoot (as a method of meeting other club members and so on) at the end of each month was made and was a popular idea, therefore this will be organised as a regular feature starting 28th May 2016.
A quick note of thanks to all who helped with getting a few jobs done around the woods.
- All the pegs have been checked and replaced as needed, and they all have a nice new coat of paint.
- A new pit Shot (Peg 18) has been completed with steps and a platform.
- The signage has been refreshed ahead of the open shoot, hopefully it should be easy to navigate the course!
- 2 new sets of steps have been placed to give a different perspective for a couple of other shots. Use of these steps is not mandatory, use them if you wish.
- The paths have been cleared of overhanging brambles.
There are a few jobs still outstanding, mainly re-banding of bosses, we hope to get this done during the long Easter weekend. The woods will not be closed, be please be extra aware of people working in the woods, and you may find a peg or 2 not available if the backstop is being repaired.
The Landlord has earmarked the area in front of the portacabins for further development, therefore the car park will be more compact in area, roped off and accessed via the “summer” route – EG: between the house and the storage containers NOT through the paintballers car park. This change is effective immediately. As the ground is currently soft, please park as high up the field (nearest the house and garden) as possible, whilst leaving enough room for vehicles to move.
Fees are now due, please pay them at your earliest convenience, this can by cheque to Rich by post if this suits you. Membership cards will be available from next weekend (19th March)
A reminder that the work party will attend to some work in the woods on 19th March and the woods will be closed, until around 2pm. Volunteers should arrive for 10am.
If you have any questions, just drop Rich a line.
A gentle reminder to club members that subs are now due.
This year there is no need to fill in an application form, unless your details have changed in the last year. Please pay the secretary, Rich, by either Cash or Cheque (made payable to “The Anchor Bowmen of Scunthorpe”) as your earliest convenience. New membership cards will be issued shortly.
Subs remained this year, as follows:
Adult : £30
Senior / Junior : £20
Family : £45
Thanks in advance for your co-operation.
The club has invested in 6 new large bosses for the Target range.
These have now arrived and have been installed by the “Grass cutting crew” who have also made new frames for the bosses.
Below are a couple of photographs of them in all there glory. Enjoy, and try not to hit the frames!
The committee are proposing the following changes to the rules regarding archers shooting as guests.
1) The shoot fee to be increased to £5 per day, this is in line with other clubs, and means the cost of insurance, maintenance and wear and tear begins to be covered.
2) Any archer can only be signed in as a guest 6 times per calendar year; this is to encourage people who are using the facilities to join the club.
Please note, this is a proposed change. if you have any comments on this proposal, please feel free to discuss it with the committee. If no strong objections are received, then this change will become effective from 18th May 2015.
Please can all members keep their speed to a minimum on site, and avoid damaging the grass. Its suggested that you park as close to the wood / Portacabin area as possible, as this is the driest ground and closet to a paved area.
Action will be taken against members who fail to comply or otherwise disrespect the facilities that we are fortunate to have available to use.