Uniting together

Denver, from Clare, was proud to show that he was able to shoot a 10 point arrow during the Come and Try session at the recent Open Day.
Denver, from Clare, was proud to show that he was able to shoot a 10 point arrow during the Come and Try session at the recent Open Day.

United Archers have held their second annual open day with about 40 people turning out for the event.

This year the weather was warm and sunny - perfect for visitors and for shooting.

This year's open day was a much more low key day than the open day held last year.

Attendees included return visitors and a number of new faces - all of whom appeared to enjoy themselves.

The day started with a shooting demonstration and brief description of the four different types of bows that are used by club members - long bow, recurve bow, compound bow and crossbow.

The targets were then opened to our visitors to have a shot or two (following a brief introduction to the equipment by our instructors).

The day concluded with a novelty shoot where participants shot at a target covered with chocolate wrappers - if an arrow landed on a wrapper the person who shot it could choose a chocolate from the esky.

This last was a great hit with young and old alike.

A big thank you to the Main Street Bakehouse for donating slices and cakes for sale on the trading table and to the Corner Patch for the blueberries that our President, Steve, baked into muffins, also for the trading table.

Likewise, thank you to everyone else who supported us on the day - our visitors, parents, partners and club members for attending the event, manning the barbecue and trading table and supporting us in all the other ways that you do.

The final beginners course for the year will held over three weeks from November 24.

The course is limited to six participants, the minimum age is 10 years old and the cost $90 which includes equipment hire and field fees.

For more information (including enrolment forms) contact our Secretary, Joanne, on 041 300 4908 or via unitedarchers@outlook.com.

If you would like to come and have a try but are not ready to commit to our course, we are at our field at the Blyth Sports Complex from 1.30pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.

We will likely be having a break from mid-December through January but if you wish to come down contact one of us - you never know we might be heading down anyway.

Steve and Chris supervising attendees during the Come and Try session at our
recent open day.

Steve and Chris supervising attendees during the Come and Try session at our recent open day.