As the government are easing the restrictions that have been in place due to Covid-19, the club has decided to make the wood available for practice again.
This is for the sole use of Artemis Archers members who hold a current full NFAS membership.
Your use of the wood is subject to your compliance with the conditions outlined in the document linked below. If these conditions are not adhered to, it will result in the woodland once again being closed for practice. Please ensure you read and understand the conditions before visiting the wood.
Currently the NFAS course is safe to shoot, however there are several targets/bosses that require some maintenance. If any bosses are laid over, they are not fit for shooting. Please do not put them back in place. If you find any other issues, please email me with the details and I’ll add them to the maintenance schedule.
If you have any questions, or require further information or clarification, please contact me directly.
The other day I was met by the horse owners opposite the wood where I and others park our cars, with a request to stop parking there until the horses have been collect and transported south.
Can I ask you comply for the next 3 weeks apparently they are unsure when this wil take place. If yo park on the top grass left side of gate please.
If the horse drinking tubs have gone by the fence and the horses are nowhere to be seen (2 large hand and dark almost shire looking) then parking can resume as before)
p.s. new members not on this list need to be told verbally, i.e. Mary Jones whom I told the other day and any guests anybody takes to the wood, so if you see anyone parking there please pass on this message
This was our third shoot and we hoped for good weather but it did not look good all week, but we consider ourselves lucky we had a very fine morning and early afternoon, and then the rain came. Copied this paragraph from last years report, uncanny eh?
The weather forecast did inevitably create the last minute cancellations but balanced by new requests, leaving us with a very respectable 126 archers walking out.
The course was set comprising of 27 new faces from makers
Normandie Archerie, 5x3D’s, 2x 2D’s & 2x Original Canvasses from Paul Summerfield (Druids). A lot of excitement over them all, being the first time many had seen them. The Iguana up the wall generated some laughter.
The extra 3D Targets this time, excluding Kay’s Boar in the field like Ian’s Badger on the mound were inside the wall (with backstops) hopefully giving more variety and a chance to retrieve your arrows in one piece.
We have had many compliments on the day and after, so a great success.
So a huge Thank You to Catering, Admin, Marshalls, Target Pasters, Work Parties, support workers and Course setters for all your hard work on the day, in the weeks leading up to it and working behind the scenes.
Finally, a big Thank You to all the archers. Particularly Nicola (hard terrain but you did it. Well done), Ian and Brenda who also travelled all the way from the south coast showcasing the exciting new Austrian 3D’s. We enjoyed sharing our wood with you all and for conquering our slope between 19 and 21. Not easy!
The 40th NFAS National Championships were held at Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire.
The weather stayed dry for the most part. The torrential rain came down once most people were off the course on Sunday thankfully. Thanks to the course layers for two testing but thoroughly enjoyable courses and to all involved with the administration.
Congratulations to the following members for their medal placements:
Scott Stanbury – 2nd Gents Freestyle
Paul Meeson – 2nd Gents Hunting Tackle
Kate Meeson – 2nd Under 16 Girls AFB
Jacob Whitty – 3rd Under 12 Boys Barebow
Final placings for the other Artemis members who also competed:
Kay-Leona Hodgkinson – 4th Ladies Longbow
Mark Taylor – 5th Gents Compund Limited
Helen Surman – 5th Ladies Compound Limited
Andy Betts – 7th Gents AFB
Paul Wolliscroft – 8th Gents Compound Limited
Matt O’Flynn – 11th Gents Barebow
Emma Whitty – 11th Ladies Barebow
Evan Surman – 31st Gents Barebow
Ian Whitty – 35th Gents Barebow
Congratulations also to the Artemis Barebow team (Ian, Emma and Jacob Whitty and Matt O’Flynn) for their 3rd place.
The last chance for practice before the Nationals meant a trip to Sansom wood for Pines Park’s pre champs open shoot. Eight Artemis members arrived for the shoot on a sunny Sunday morning.
We were rewarded with a completely new course of thirty-six paper faces, no walk backs and a very good mix of distances. Not an easy course but a very enjoyable one. Thanks to all at Pines Park archers for a great day.