Yesterday we met in the showground, our new venue, where we awarded Dai Jones an Honorary Membership of Gwynedd Bowman and also gave him some bits to remember us by, Dai will be missed greatly. Good luck to him and his Family in South Wales.
The new shooting venue was a great success, just look at the space below.
First the bad news. After many many years Dai Jones is leaving us, he is moving home to South Wales where the family are residing, he will be a great loss to the club and his boots will be hard to fill, I am sure like I do, you wish him and his wife well in their new location.
Alan Wilkes has been co-opted to take on some of the work that Dai did, Secretary for one and also organising the beginners courses. All to be sorted at the next AGM.
We are getting no response from Bodedern School with regards to shooting, so we have been looking very hard for a new suitable location, for both indoor and outdoors.
One of many locations we looked at was The Anglesey Showground near Gwalchmai on A5. We have measured up, completed the mandatory risk assessments for Archery GB and also for Covid19 and we have today reached an agreement with the showground to allow us to shoot there twice per week, Fridays and Sundays, starting after the lock down. The Showground venue is now registered with Archery GB so that covers the insurance, the ground is for target shooting only, no Clout or Flight.
The first Friday would be 13th November at 6.00pm but I am not superstitious. There is lots to do first, as all of the equipment is at the school and we are not allowed out until Monday 9th November. So that will be the start of a busy week, erecting backstop netting and so on. We will be shooting inside building C and parking is just outside of the door labelled 001 Please see the attached map, in the summer we can shoot outside on Field 008 with parking on the ground opposite.
Don’t Forget if you have not paid your membership fees you will not be able to shoot, you will be able to pay on the night, this will allow you to shoot.
Paul Mullins and Derek Perkins come away with awards from North Wales W25. Paul used 2 different flatbows but Derek stuck to his trusty longbow.