News

 

 Club subscriptions due now

Club subscriptions for the club year May 2021 to April 2022 will be the same as for 2020/21. Members will not be charged for the period December to March when we were unable to shoot. Please see David’s email of 30th April for details.

We’re back

Shooting resumed on Wednesday 31st March under the same ‘Covid-safe’ conditions set up  by Archery GB and the Club last year.

Return to shooting 2021

According to the Government’s announcement on 22nd February, outdoor sports may resume at the end of March.  The Club’s Committee are awaiting further guidance from Archery GB before announcing the date of the first post-Lockdown 3 archery session.

Suspension of shooting

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the new variant of Covid-19 which appears more contagious, the Committee have decided to suspend shooting from Wednesday 23rd December until we feel it is safe for our members to continue.  

Shooting resumes

Good news – the Government and Archery GB are permitting outdoor archery to resume from Wednesday 2nd December.

We are happy to continue shooting under our existing safety guidelines and the slot booking system.  Looking forward to seeing our members on the field very soon!

Hinxworth archers – keeping ourselves safe.

Archery suspended

Unfortunately we have had to stop shooting for 4 weeks due to a second Lockdown being imposed from 5th November.

There is some good news – outdoor winter shooting has been working well (when rain has allowed it to) and as far as we are aware there have been no Covid-19 cases amongst our shooting members since we resumed shooting under Archery GB’s guidelines in early July. 

Archery GB, the governing body, have asked all members to contact their MP to ask for outdoor shooting to be allowed to continue through this lockdown for the obvious health benefits it brings.

Winter Shooting

Unfortunately, due to limited space in the barn making Covid-19 social distancing a challenge we have decided not to commence indoor shooting at present.  Should Archery GB/government guidelines change favorably we will re-consider this issue.

Outdoors we will have three pre-booked shooting sessions starting on Sunday 4th October, Wednesday afternoon 1:30 to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 11:30 and 11:30 to 1pm.  This will provide at least 27 members with an opportunity to book a shooting slot once a week.  Any member wishing to shoot on a session other than the one they have booked may attend and shoot if a target is spare for that session.

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Archery returned to Hinxworth in July after a break of four months due to the Covid 19 Lockdown. Archery was one of the first sports to emerge from the quarantine as it was considered to be safe and compliant with the governments distancing guidelines. Archery GB the sports governing body recommend one archer only for each target and social distancing between archers. In consequence participant numbers may be reduced on occasion but a booking system is in place so that every member will have a chance to enjoy their sport at least once a week.

It is great to be outdoors in the fresh air again and listening to the arrows wizzing through the air towards yet another Gold!  (“dream on”!).

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The 2020 Club Championships are cancelled due to the difficulty of maintaining the distancing requirements of Archery GB and the Government.

Annual General Meeting

The Club will be holding a ZOOM AGM on Tuesday 24 August at 7.30pm.

On target again!

The Club is very pleased to report that shooting resumed from 8 July under strict Archery GB guidelines.  Enjoyable for all archers returning after nearly 4 months of not using their shooting muscles (which were aching a bit afterwards!).  On Sunday 10 July we welcomed a beginner to the first session of his course under coach Tony.

Stop Press – Covid-19

10 June 2020 – The Committee have set a date of 8 July to resume archery practice under AGB’s Covid-19 guidelines dated 13 May 2020.  Members will be sent details of how to book a shooting slot.

27 May 2020 – The Club’s Committee have met online and discussed how the Club may comply with AGB’s guidelines and have set a tentative start date of early July.   The Committee will meet again online in two weeks to review their plans, make adjustments if required and confirm a start date.

14 May 2020 – The governing body Archery GB (AGB) have advised Clubs they may resume shooting if they can comply with their guidelines for keeping archers safe.

Archery Update 25th April 2020

Due to the current restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic the situation remains unaltered whereby all archery has been suspended until further notice.

Hinxworth Parish Council have asked us to hold on to our 2020 hire fee until the situation becomes clearer and permission is given for activities to start up again.

We have continued to pay our annual donation to the Village Hall for being a part of the local community support group.

Annual Membership Fees 2020-2021

We will have to wait until we are able to hold the postponed Annual General Meeting before we can discuss Club fees going forward. Archery GB have also put everything on-hold so we must wait to hear what they say before proceeding.

The club has paid the Archery GB affiliation until end of September.

HAC’s membership fees run from 1st May to 30th April

Keep busy and safe!

Hertfordshire Archery Association 

Winter Leagues 2019/20

The Winter Leagues season ended a month early due to the Lockdown.  The final results are as follows:

Team medals     In both the Frostbite and Portsmouth competitions, the Hinxworth teams took the Gold medal in both Compound and Longbow. Our Barebow team took the Bronze medal in the Frostbite competition. The Compound team consisted of Neil and David W. and the Longbow team comprised Dave C. Steve W. and Derek. Tony and Steve W. were our Barebow team.

Individual medals – Compound    Neil took the Gold medal in both the Portsmouth and Frostbite competitions. David W. took the Silver medal in the Frostbite and the Bronze medal in the Portsmouth.

Individual medals- Longbow     Dave C. took the Gold medal in the Portsmouth competition and Silver in the Frostbite. Steve W. took the Silver medal in the Portsmouth and the Bronze medal in the Frostbite. Derek’s Portsmouth score gained him the Bronze medal. Carole took the Silver medal in the Ladies’ Frostbite competition.

Individual medal – Barebow  With his Frostbite score Tony took the Bronze medal.

Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS)

Postal Winter League 2019/20

At the end of the competition Hertfordshire took the Silver medal for both their Compound and Junior Teams and the Bronze medal for the Recurve team.

Well done all those mentioned above and every member who contributed by putting in scores for the HAA and SCAS Winter Leagues over the winter.

AGM 2020 – postponed

This year’s Annual General Meeting due to take place on Tuesday 24th March 2020 in the Village Hall has been postponed.

HAC Christmas Party

2019’s party was held at the Bushel & Strike in Ashwell on Friday 6th December. The first and second raffle prizes were won by Sharon and Tony Dawson who were having a very lucky night!  Good food and good company.

Gold!

In the Edworth Barn in the first week of November, longbow archer Steve W. achieved  a three gold end.  Congratulations Steve!

Spooky happenings on the Rec

A fine morning saw the 5th Hinxworth Halloween Shoot take place on Sunday 3rd November. A new suspended pumpkin target with a 50 point score provided a challenge with only two archers managing to hit it.  Kath was one of those archers coming first and Tony the other taking second place. Thanks to Rob for creating and organising this shoot.

There are more photos of the Shoot on the Gallery page.