2017 Committee Nominations

As previously detailed, nominations have now closed for positions on the club committee

Nominations have been received from

Chris Babb – current Chairman, to stand as Chairman.

Rich Pearson – current Secretary, to stand as Secretary.

Gary Mathison – to stand as Treasurer.

Since all of the positions are uncontested, there is no need to vote, however if you wish to register your support for the candidates and are unable to attend the AGM, please feel free to email the club secretary.

2017 AGM and other News

Dear Member

As you may already have heard through the bush telegraph, our landlord (Jon at Elsham Activity Centre) has decided that he wishes to run the Target Archery Range as a part of his other activities at Elsham. He has set up a club, which will operate along very similar lines to ours, and which provides insurance cover as part as the overall cover his business has in place for his paint ball and quad biking customers.

Details can be found here http://www.elshamarcheryclub.co.uk/ and here https://www.facebook.com/Elsham-Archery-Club-234482266980848/?fref=ts

We are still in discussion about the details of the plan, but Jon is pushing this forward as he thinks it will be more profitable running it as part of his business instead of the club effectively being his main customer. It is true to say that his income from archery has dropped this year when compared to last year, and this drop in income is as a direct result of fewer people using the facilities.

For most people, there will be little change except for the person to be paid, the facilities and access appear to be very similar to what is currently offered with perhaps a few new faces on the shooting line.

For field archers, the 100 yard club will continue in the same form as it is now, the only changes will be the facilities will all be based in the woods – We hope to put in a practice range and become totally self sufficient.

If you wish to shoot Field and Target, it looks as if you will have to join both clubs, though this is something still to be fully understood.

With respect to the AGM and election of the committee, the AGM will take place on 30th January 2017 at a location to be confirmed – but is likely to be in the Elsham / Barton area.

If anyone wishes to volunteer for the committee, please feel free to do so, details will appear on the news section of the web site. Phill, the current treasurer will be stepping down, and I wish to take this opportunity to thank him for his efforts over the last few years, especially for getting the bank account under control.

If you have anything you want to discuss at the AGM, this must be put in writing (email is fine) to the secretary by 23rd January 2017, this just allows the AGM to follow an agenda, and gives sufficient time to discuss matters.

The timescales for the election of officers are as follows:

26th December 2016 – Nominations Open

9th January 2017 Details of those nominated and seconded, and details supporting their nomination will be published on the club web site.

23rd January 2017 – Closing date for people to vote via email and post (to the secretary)

30th January 2017 – AGM Held, including the election.

I would request that you all email me with regard to the following 2 questions.

If you want to attend the AGM, please let me know so I can give a rough idea of numbers to the venue

If you no longer wish to be a member of the club, I’d appreciate a quick email just to help with planning etc.

Please feel free to contact me, I’ll do my best to answer your questions, however for details of the new Target archery club, you are best contacting them directly, contact details are at the bottom of the web site.


AGM Proposal

Commitee Application


Range Fees

It has come to the attention of the committee that people are using the club facilities without payment. This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Anyone found not complying with this will be asked to leave, and may be barred from joining the club in the future.

Facilities are for the use of club members only (the only exception being that they are sometimes used by the Elsham activity centre).

Additionally some people are not paying the full amount, range fees are as follows.

Juniors / Seniors £1
Adults £2
Guests £5

Failure to pay means that the Landowner and the club is in effect loosing money, which is a situation that puts the future of the present facilities under threat.

Rules for shooting

Just to remind one and all the requirements to shoot at Elsham

  1. Own Insurance – The club do not provide insurance cover – You must be a current member of NFAS which provides you with insurance cover, providing you are shooting according to their rules, in addition to any applicable club rules.
  2. More than 1 person – Solo shooting is not permitted anywhere on site, this is made clear in the club rules.
  3. Club membership – Archers need to be a member of the club, or signed in as a guest and shooting with a club member. We do not offer a “Pay and Play” option.
  4. Range Fees – Range fees must be paid, these are currently £1 for Juniors and Seniors, £2 for Adults and £5 for Guests. Range fees no longer provide you with insurance – See point 1.

If you in any doubt that you comply with the above rules, you probably don’t! Please do not shoot, instead contact a member of the committee for clarification, contact details can be found here.

100 Yard 2016 Open Shoot

The club ran an open shoot for members from other NFAS clubs on 5th June 2016. The weather was kind, the course layers perhaps less so!

The club would like to thank everyone who attended, we hope you all had a great days archery. Thanks for your feedback, we will start to plan our next shoot very soon, and hope to see you all then.

Full results can be found here (pdf file)

Photos from the day can be viewed in our gallery here.


Prep for Club Open Shoot – 4th June

In order to allow safe access to the woods for the final preparations for the open shoot this coming Sunday (5th June), the woods will be closed to Archers on the 4th. The practice range will be available for all to use as usual.

If you can help with the work in the woods (mainly cutting foilage and marking the route, plus placing some targets) the arrive at 10am.

The woods are only closed this coming weekend (4th and 5th), they are available as normal after this weekend.


Club News – April 2016

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.