At last we have had some decent shooting weather and what a weekend we’ve just had at Sherwood Archers ground in Southwell.
On Saturday I joined 70 other archers to shoot for the Golden Arrow, the competition was fierce and the hallowed trophy was won by Chris Fry who made up for last year’s second place by putting a magnificent score of 643 well done Chris, full results are on the Nott’s web site.
On Sunday Nott’s Archery Society with the kind assistance of Sherwood Archers held the second League shoot, the field was the largest ever and 32 targets were required to accommodate all the entries.
This shoot formed the second half of the Oregon challenge and I am glad to say we have put in a strong score against our American opponents in this yearly competition.
It was great to see all classes of archers from just about every club in the County shooting together and the atmosphere was one of joviality and team spirit.
Many hours of hard work have gone into archery development this year and I think the outstanding turnout for the league shoots this year is the culmination of an excellent winter training programme that has inspired many archers to come and shoot competitions.
The qualification and selection for the County team is progressing well with three of the qualifying shoots having taken place, the final shoot the County Champs at Rolls Royce will confirm most of the places, but we still have a number of archers who are submitting scores and I must remind them that these scores must reach me by the County Champs to qualify for a place.
I along with others from the County, are busy working towards our level 2 qualifications and hopefully we can all pass our assessments with flying colours, coaching other archers can be a very fulfilling diversion from shooting, and what could be better than seeing the fruits of your labours in that your new archers go on to compete in competition and improve their scores to justify all the hard work and effort you have invested in their coaching.
If you are interested in becoming a coach and you have the backing of your club, please contact Mario so he can gauge interest for the next coaching courses.
Yours in Archery
Nott’s Archery Society