The Audco Archers, based at Strine Brook Farm Newport, recently opened their doors to give people the opportunity of trying their hand at archery. Visitors were given the opportunity of shooting at full sized archery faces as well as a number of 3D targets.
Many of the visitors stayed for well over an hour, both having a go and chatting with club members; some were so taken with archery that they came back on the Sunday for a second go. The event was such a success that the club has filled all of the spaces on their next beginners’ course and have had to put people on a reserve list for their September course.
Audco Archers would like to thank Newport (Shropshire) Town Council for their generous grant of over £2400, from their ‘Community Sport Grant Fund’, which has enabled the club to purchase some grass ‘safety’ matting. The matting will allow the club to open up the facilities to people with mobility and visual impairment challenges, thereby offering more people the opportunity of trying their hand at this most accessible of sports.
The Audco Archers, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary as an open club, are one of the largest and most successful clubs in Shropshire. Their outdoor shooting venue offers club members the chance to not only shoot at targets but also try their hand at ‘Clout’ shooting, where the distances range from 140 yards for ladies to 180 yards for gentlemen! Anybody who would like to know more about trying archery should visit the club website for more details: www.audcoarchers.com