The Raven Field Archery Club ran a two-day open competition this weekend. On Saturday some 94 archers attended and on Sunday another 96 were booked in.

The event attracted a quality field including Naomi Folkard who was in the Great Britain Olympic team for the 2012 Games. Details about the club can be found at http://www.ravenfieldarchers.org

Archery is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK providing a good balance between fun and fitness, and is able to be enjoyed by all ages and abilities.

Members can use the traditional longbow with wooden arrows and feather flights or the high-tech pulley assisted, telescopic sighted composite bows which resemble something from a science fiction set.

Archery GB is the National Governing Body which incorporates the Grand National Archery Society founded in 1861. For more information about local clubs and events go to http://www.archerygb.org

The event is one of a number held in Head Down, which is located on the eastern side of Queen Elizabeth Forest and used for club run pre-booked events including 4WD training, motorbike trials and mountain boarding. Prospective event enquiries to tim.speller@hants.gov.uk

 

 

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