Noak Hill 2018 - September

Once again, a small gang of Fletchers and their guests enjoyed another superb day of archery laid on by the Noak Hill Archers on 19th Sep 2018.

After a warm up and initial coaching session, the day started with classic target archery for the rest of the morning.  By then with everyone hungry, the wonderful Noak Hill cold buffet was served including home-made apple pie!  The afternoon was then taken up with field archery – shooting at a variety of woodland targets at differing distances.  Finally, after retiring to the clubhouse for tea and cake, the scores for the day were announced and prizes awarded. 

Our very own PM Lesley Agutter won the Ladies’ Trophy.  Tim Eltringham won the Men’s Trophy with Ted Hoefling coming second. Men’s third place was won by Andrew Trapnell after a 3-way shoot off with Andrew McMillan and David Goodall. 

If you’ve never tried one of these bi-annual events, then you really don’t know what a brilliant day out it can be!  The Noak Hill Archers are based near the M25/A12 junction with excellent indoor and outdoor facilities.  They always provide a day of interest and variety with invaluable coaching on an individual basis.  It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or an experienced archer with your own equipment, everyone is welcome.  Beginners are provided with all the equipment they need and guided by patient and very experienced instructors throughout the day.  More experienced archers also benefit hugely from the expert coaching on hand.  Oh and food is superb!

Not only is this a great day out in the fresh air, it is also a perfect (and cost effective) way to experience archery for the first time or to continue to improve your skills - indeed, most of us in the Company who now shoot regularly, started at Noak Hill.  The events are open to all Fletchers (Liverymen, Freemen and Apprentices) plus guests, especially those who may be potential new members. 

 We are very grateful to Noak Hill Archers for continuing to provide their facilities and experienced instructors to us for more than 10 years now and to PM Lesley Agutter, who organises the days.  HOWEVER … on the last two occasions, April and September this year, our numbers have fallen short of the ideal minimum of 15.  If we don’t get our numbers up next year, it is quite possible that Noak Hill Archers may not be able to keep supporting our archery days. 

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