Now that the club has now fully returned to pre-COVID shooting set up arrangements, and as we welcome our new members to the club, it seems like a good time to remind everyone about the session arrangements (as agreed at the AGM 2019) so there is consistency and clarity for everyone.
Saturday Please arrive 45 minutes before shooting is due to begin - 9.15 a.m. for 10 a.m. start -, sign in and pay your shooting fees with £ in the tin - and at the same time write the round and/or distance you wish to shoot in the book. Members can put down whatever they want to shoot – metric or imperial - but please arrive early enough to measure it out if necessary. Then set up your bow, help with rope if needed and wait for instructions from the Field Captain, who will inform the gathered archers when to put out the targets, how many and at what distances. The field captain may also advise when the main tea break will be taken (according to whether the club fixture list shows Sunday’s round as imperial, after 4 dozen arrows or metric, after 3 dozen arrows). In the winter all members generally shoot the Frostbite round of 30 metres and wait to help to set out the targets once informed how many are required. Sunday (Club Day) We all shoot as per the Club fixture list. In the summer, this means rounds will alternate each week between metric (metres) or imperial (yards) set up. Please arrive 45 minutes before shooting is due to begin - 9.15 a.m. for 10 a.m. start -, sign in and pay your shooting fees with £ in the tin - and at the same time write the distance you wish to shoot in the book. Scoresheets will be prepared using this so all members must have signed in by then. Then set up your own bow, help with the rope if necessary and wait for instructions from the Field Captain who will inform the gathered archers when to put out the targets, how many and at what distances. In the winter all members shoot the Frostbite round and wait to help to set out the targets at 30 metres once informed how many are required.
This information is further detailed in the Club Handbook and on the website.
Please continue to keep a social distance and use hand sanitiser in shared areas.
As as additional point, we would also like to remind all archers (and advise our new members) that they are responsible for ensuring that their boss, stand, and ‘backing’, is returned to the metal container at the end of their shoot (juniors are allowed to carry the foam backs).
If you need to pack up before the session has finished, please do not worry about saying so. The remaining archers will happily wait while you put your boss on the trolley and remove the stand from the range.
Thank you for your support.