Winter Indoor shooting 2021/22
Indoor Winter shooting in the Edworth Barn commenced on 13th October. All members who have asked to shoot in the Barn have been informed of their weekday evening shooting slot and advised of the health safeguards required of them.
The Annual General Meeting took place in the village hall, Hinxworth, straight after Archery practice at 1.00pm on Sunday 26th September 2021. 10 members attended the meeting which was followed by a ‘Bring & Share’ lunch. The Chairman’s Cup was awarded to Dave C. for his work in running and maintaining the leagues not only for the Club but also the Hertfordshire Archery Association (HAA) and the Southern Counties Archery Society (SCAS). The GNAS Handicap Improvement medal was not awarded this year as archers’ opportunity for improvement has been affected by limited shooting time due to the pandemic.
Back to normal
Under advice from Archery GB and the Government, outdoor sport reverted to normal practice from 19th July free from the safety restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Club Subscriptions due nowClub 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.
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 March 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 December 2020
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 December 2020
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 November 2020
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 2020/21
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.