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Broadland Bowmen Latest News May 2022

 

Just a quick update to let everyone know that even though the club doesn't have a ground to call home, it is still full of life! With Members still actively shooting and maintaining the search for a new site for the club to call home.

 

As mentioned in our previous update, we are once again hosting our have a go session at the Royal Norfolk Show this year and hope to see many of you there.

 

If anyone has any potential contacts/leads that could help in our endeavour to find our club a new home, please don't hesitate to contact us at broadlandbowmen@outlook.com

Ryan Mills - 16/05/2022

Broadland Bowmen Latest News February 2022 &

Royal Norfolk Show Update

 

Broadland Bowmen are pleased to confirm that we will be running our traditional 'have a go' stand at the Royal Norfolk Show in 2022 on the usual site.  All members and ex-members are invited to volunteer to help set up on the Tuesday and man the stand on the Wednesday and Thursday...and help break down on Thursday evening - many thanks to those members who have volunteered already, others who can help please confirm with our Treasurer, Andrew Wicks at andrewwicks1485@gmail.com  - thank you for keeping the BB flag flying!

 

As far as finding a new ground is concerned over recent weeks we have had contact with Gurney Estates, Trafford Estates, Spixworth estate, an Alpaca Farm, Heggett Hall, Wroxham Farms...but to no avail...yet...keep looking everyone!  If you hear of any suitable land becoming available please contact us via this website.

Ryan Mills - 16/02/2022

Richard Groves memorial master archer shoot


21st May 2017

There was a strange goings on down the woods in deepest Norfolk, with men, women, children and even a dog in boots. They were all arriving for the spectacular master archer shoot that the cunning course layers had designed for them.


83 souls arrived and were booked in quickly and smoothly by the new admin team, the archers equipment was an amazement to see, and there was some rather big arrow retrieving knives or should I say swords as well.

 

 It was by most accounts the largest turn out the club had seen for many a year. After numerous amounts of bacon butties had been consumed, tea and coffee drank the shoot started at about 15 mins past the hour.

 

It was going to be a long day for some as they had to shoot 2 arrows every target, that is 80 arrows in total, but the weather was kind to us with bright sunshine and the odd cloud, which made those very well camouflaged targets
just blend into the background.

 

 One of the most common phrases heard in the woods was “what is it” and “what way is it facing” , half way point was serviced by our fabulous catering team with an amazing array of the finest archery foods, and the famous “BROADLAND DOG” may mouths were watering just thinking about them, there was cake too for those with a sweet tooth.


Mid afternoon the archers started arriving back at admin with what looked like a scene from Noahs Arc when the animals arrived two by two….


Whilst the scores were checked and double checked there was a very nice raffle with the 1st prize a bottle of scotch, and numerous other goodies.


40 Archers received a master archer patch smashing last years scores some even doubling them, the highly coveted Richard Groves Master Archer Trophy was won by“Kaitlyn Salmons” junior barebow (it was her very first shoot too) amazing….


Finally all the archers started to leave for home around six o’clock with comments of “well done best shoot this year” and “fabulous” with the odd “cunning fox” thrown in….But best of all in the words of Arny “I’ll be back”..

Sean Quelch - 24/05/2017

Broadland Bowmen enters the 21st century!!!

This website is a new venture for the club so please bear with us as we develop it, however since its launch back in march 2017 we have already had lots of interest in our archery tester sessions with many new member joining the club from a tester sessions!

We will continue to develop the website adding new and exciting features, if you have any ideas for the website or have found any problems while using the site please feel free you either email us at BroadlandBowmen@outlook.com or discuss it with a member of the committee when you see them.

 

The future of the club is looking very promising for all of us!

 

Watch this space!!

 

Sam Garbutt - 17/05/2017