Author Archives: Charles Van Rensburg

Bowmen of Warfield have been awarded not only the Best Junior club award for 2016 but also the Best Senior club too at the Berkshire Archery Association (BAA) AGM.

The criteria to achieve these awards is made up of various elements such as number of members, number of coaches, number of tournaments attended, number of archers representing the county and being 1st and 2nd place at tournaments to name a few.

So well done everyone!

Hope you are getting your entries in for this years tournaments, entry forms can be found on the notice board in the clubhouse - let's try and retain these titles again for 2017!!

Over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of November, the Berkshire Archery Association Indoor competition were held at Sandhurst Sports Centre. Warfield were very well represented in almost all categories and took a large portion of the honours.

All in all, Warfield took: 6 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronze Medals along with numerous 4th places. Warfield also managed to take the honours in the Senior Recurve Team with Laura, Jamie, Huw and John outscoring the second place by almost 100 points, the Longbow team with Gary, Chris and Lisa and Jamie and Hannah Devlin taking third in the Family Pair.

A fantastic effort from all Warfield members who shot.

For full details of the results, please click on the link below

BAA Indoor Full Results

 

The club had received a donation from the Woodland trust of 420 hedge plants. So, after the frostbite, to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, a brave group of members turned out to get their hands dirty and planted all the trees along the right hand side of the field. The hedge will become known as the Memorial Hedge, in honour of the 420,000 casualties who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme and in memory of the sacrifices our troops  have made in previous and subsequent wars. A memorial book was also available for those who wanted to sign it. The memorial book remains in the club for those who still wish to sign it.

Very welcome sustenance was provided by Tracy who made baked potatoes, chilli and beans, all washed down with cups of tea and coffee. Thank you Tracy and thank you too all the members who contributed to the day.

Below are some pictures from the day.

Getting our instructions.
Getting our instructions.
here we go with the planting. 420 to go.
Here we go with the planting. 420 to go.
Dig, plant, cover and stick. Repeat as necessary.
Dig, plant, cover and stick. Repeat as necessary.
Most of the gang are at it.
Most of the gang are at it.
Some of the planted shrubs
Some of the planted shrubs
The we covered everything with old foam and bark to prevent weeds and make it look nice
Then we covered everything with old foam and bark to prevent weeds and make it look nice