On Saturday 16 March Belvoir Archers assembled for the third Founders Shoot. It was an excellent turnout despite the unpleasant weather, after a briefing in the shelter of the Country Club the field party set to and soon got … Continue reading →
The ink is only just dry on the course completion certificates for our indoor course at Cotgrave, when Leigh Whitbread has returned his form, paid his dues and is looking forward to joining us all. Some of you may have … Continue reading →
Sunday saw 4 club members shoot the Clout at Sherwood Archers. Dennis shot his first clout, and came 3rd in the combined gents 165m/125m Barebow Clout shoot with a respectable 99. Dennis had not had any practice at clout and … Continue reading →
Daniel Reddish has joined the club this week. Daniel completed course in October 2012 and has waited until this year to take the plunge. He will be joining fellow course members Ricard DT, Richard G, Steve E, Adam and Abby in shooting the recurve bow.
Ian Davies shot as a junior in Dorset 20 years ago, and has now decided to take up archery once again. I shot with Ian on Saturday up the field for his first shoot with his new recurve bow that … Continue reading →
Belvoir Archers are please to have been awarded a grant from Nottinghamshire County Council’s Kick Start program to supply new bosses and to purchase new bosses, stands and an Archey Arrows Kit to help train 6-1 year old archers.
Belvoir Archers 3rd Founder Members Shoot Open to all currentyclub archers who have a valid handicap This is a Free Shoot, followed by bacon sandwiches at the Country Club. The Founder Members shoot presentation will be followed by the Handicap Improvement … Continue reading →
On Sunday, 4 members of Belvoir Archers shot at the Nottinghamshire County Indoor Championships hosted by Sherwood Archers at Rainworth. Steve Gamble shot in the first session of the day, shooting a Personal Best 511 and becoming Nottinghamshire Indoor Gents Longbow … Continue reading →
Please note that the date for the 3rd Summer Windsor has been changed to SATURDAY 20th July. If you turn up on the Sunday – you will be very lonely, with only the sheep to talk to – or Dennis … Continue reading →
The Beginners course no 5 starting 10th February 2012 is now full. We will be running a course outdoors at Barnstone during the summer, please email the coaching team to be put on the waiting list. If you are still … Continue reading →
The Coaching of the junior section is coming along well with the help of Helen Lowe from Burton Joyce Archers. Abbey and Adam finished the year off with some fun, shooting at balloons at the indoor facility. This does bring the … Continue reading →
The Next Beginners Course will start on 22nd September Venue ~ Main Hall, Cotgrave Leisure Centre, Woodview, Cotgrave, Notts NG12 3PJ full dates are Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 Start time 7pm prompt. Finish time 9pm. If you book … Continue reading →
Belvoir Archers have achieved the archeryGB ontarget:Community Specialism certification. So far, only 15 clubs across the country have achieved this award. What have we done to achieve this? We have demonstrated that we openly advertise opportunities to participate in archery. … Continue reading →
Please see below details of indoor shooting for the next 4 weeks:- Sunday 16th December 7pm – 9pm Sunday 23rd December 7pm to 9pm Sunday 31st December No Shooting Sunday 6th January 2013 7pm – 9pm … Continue reading →
Archery GB are proposing a number of sweeping changes to the membership process. We would advise everyone to read the attached document which has been posted on ArcheryGB Website and provide comments back to your clubs and regions ASP AND … Continue reading →
On Sunday 18 November Steve Gamble took part in the East Midlands Archery Society Indoor championships hosted by Sherwood Archers. The round was a FITA 18, 60 arrows at a 40cm face at 18 metres (longbows are allowed a full size face, compound and recurves must shoot on three spots). Shooting the last session of the day Steve arrived to find that Dean Hirst from Derwent Bowmen had put in 427 in the middle session. However, shooting 438, one point short of his personal best, Steve took the trophy for the fourth time.
On Saturday 17 November Chantry Bowmen hosted the British Long Bow Society indoor championship near Rotherham. The round was a double Worcester, shot two way.
(A Worcester is 5 dozen arrows shot in 5 arrow ends at a black and white 40cm face, half way through the round archers change from the top to the bottom face which adds to the challenge.)
This year Belvoir were represented by Steve Gamble, who holds the BLBS records for hits (120) and score (445) in this round.
BLBS award first prize on hits, which Steve won this year with 119 hits out of 120 arrows with his overall score for the double round being 429.
Following the announcement of the Sport England Grant last week, Belvoir Archers now have in indoor venue. We now shoot at Cotgrave Leisure Centre on Sunday Evenings between 7pm and 9pm. Can archers be there for 6.45 to help in the setup of the equipment.
Part of the grant was to supply a new 25m net and 8 new foam layered targets which arrive this week.
The Cotgrave Leisure Centre allows us to shoot upto 20 yards, so club members can shoot Portsmouth or FITA18 rounds, or can practice as required. Club coaches will be available during the sessions to help with any queries you may have. Helen Lowe, a coach from Burton Joyce, will be coming to assist with the coaching of the junior members – thankyou Helen for your help.
In the new year, Belvoir Archers will be running an indoor beginners course, dates and numbers to be confirmed in the near future.
Belvoir Archers are excited and proud to announce that they have received a grant for £4,063 from Sport England to purchase netting, indoor targets, 15 beginners bows and coaching for Steve Burdett and Peter Emery. This means that Belvoir Archers will be able to run beginners courses indoors at our new indoor venue at Cotgrave Leisure Centre.
“Having joined the club as newly trained archers we have received invaluable advice from Bryan and Dave as we progress from our beginners status. This was firstly about building confidence and now ismto hone our techniques. We were shown the 8 steps methods and this was a much easier and logical method than our beginners training which was taken at an alternative club. The coaches are always support, offering great advice in a constructive and relaxed manner.”
I’ve just completed the 6 week training course with Belvoir Archers with my 13 year old son, and can’t thank the club enough. I did a course about 6 years ago with another club and dropped out. After 3 to 4 weeks I felt like I was not getting any better, and became frustrated with the quality of the coaching, so left. Continue reading →
Sunday saw our 2nd Winter Windsor tournament with over 40 archers from around the region competing. At 7,30am, when the field party came to setup, the field was blanketed in thick fog, which, at that time of the morning, you could not see the 60 yard targets from the shooting line. Alan, Dennis and Tony were sent off in to the fog to move the sheep from the field by the targets to the safe narrow field area down behind the shooting line, this a bit worrying as Alan had a smile on his face and wellington boots on his feet! Continue reading →
Sunday sees out 2nd Winter Windsor tournament. We have another good turn out with 46 archers shooting from 18 different clubs. We have archers from all over the region, with some traveling a good distance to be with us ~ Hamish & Dale coming down from Assheton Bowmen in North Manchester, Mark & Nathaniel coming down from Cheshire County Bowmen and Steve coming from New Century Bowmen in Macclesfield. Continue reading →
Belvoir Archers invite you to shoot in our 2nd Winter Windsor on Sunday 21st October 2012. Belvoir Archers Winter Windsor Entry Form 2012 The shoot will be a Windsor Round 60/50/40 yards for all archers including Juniors. Venue … Continue reading →
Taster Session 24th November 2012 Start Times: 11.30am Location: Works Lane, Barnstone, NG13 9JN. Opposite the Barnstone Country Club Fee: £5 per person. The course will be run in accordance with ArcheryGB guidance, and will be 1 1/2 hour session. … Continue reading →
Taster Session Date: 3rd November 2012 Start Times: 1pm Location: Works Lane, Barnstone, NG13 9JN. Opposite the Barnstone Country Club Fee: £5 per person. The course will be run in accordance with ArcheryGB guidance, and will be 1 1/2 … Continue reading →
The Next Beginners Course will start on 22nd September full dates are 22nd / 29th September, 6th, 13th, 20th October and 3rd November inclusive If you book on the course, you should complete all 6 sessions in order on the … Continue reading →
The Thoresby Trophy 2012 Sunday 2 September saw Dave, Steve, Bryan and Vicky head off to Northampton to represent Nottingham in the EMAS Senior Intercounties The Thoresby Trophy, hosted by Northamptonshire at Long Buckby Archery Club. We were one woman … Continue reading →
Many thanks to everyone for the excellent course. The coaching was the
best I have had for any sport (sailing, skiing, riding, rowing etc.)
and the organisation was very good. The handouts are good too. Even
the weather was good. Totally inspiring.
I’ve met one or two people around the villages who might be tempted to
come to a taster or a course. I might speak to some at the Vale Market
Cafe in Barnstone on Saturday morning 8th Sep.
I now realise how interesting archery is so I will join and I will
need to buy equipment. The offer to help at CBA Eakring is very kind
and I could make almost any weekday. If anyone is making a trip and I
could join in that would be great. Alternatively perhaps I could go on
my own with prior guidance sent on by the club.
Saturday 1st September saw 4 club archers go to Pontefract Castle to shoot in the Pomfret 60. This is a longbow only fun shoot inside the castle walls (or what are left of them). There is on average 50-60 archers … Continue reading →
We would like to formally welcome Clair Brown to the club. Clair lives locally and has been shooting as a guest for the last 3 months, but earlier this month she has made the decision to formally join the club. … Continue reading →
On Sunday 26 August Bryan, Sue, Martin, VIcky, Dave and Steve travlled to the Silver Trophy shoot hosted in Spalding by Silver Spoon Bowmen.
The round was a York/Hereford with half the 12 dozen arrows at the longest distance of 100 yards for the gents and 80 for the ladies. After lunch it was 4 dozen at 80 yards for the gents and 60 yards for the ladies, followed by 2 dozen at 60 and 50 yards respectively.
The weather stayed dry all day and there were even some sunny intervals.
In the gents longbow Dave came third with 260 and an off-form Steve won with 365, his worst York of the year.
In the ladies recurve Vicky shot a personal best 809 to claim her white rose award while Sue shot 959 to claim fourth place and also won the “pinhole” trophy for the arrow nearest the very centre of the target at the longest distance (in Sue’s case – 80 yards)